Art Deco Platinon & Crystal Necklace

880 kr

No. 160

STORY: 

The Birmingham based jeweller, John Wall, introduced the first imitation platinum in 1922 marketing it as "The Reputable Platinum Imitation - Finest Finish - Untarnishable". Platinon was only used for a short period of time and is increasingly difficult to find making these pieces perfect for a true art deco collector. 

DESCRIPTION: 

This necklace is a beautiful example of some of the highest quality imitation jewellery in England. This necklace features 3 millegrain and bezel set glass stone drops with contrasting facetted square crystals hung from a Platinon chain. Platinon most closely resembles the colour of sterling silver with a natural patina or a soft gunmetal colour. It does not and has not tarnished a bit despite it being nearly 100 years old. The high quality of the piece is also evident in the detail of the engraved setting backs of the square crystals. 

Condition: Excellent condition - This is "new old stock" and has never been worn. Glass stones without scratches and clasp is secure, good working condition. 

Era: Art Deco 1920s 

Measurements: 

The length of the chain is 42cm.

The drop pendants add an additional 22mm in length.

The round glass stones measure 5mm in diameter. 

Hallmarks:  The ring of the clasp is stamped "PLATINON"

Materials: Platinon, Glass, Crystal, Please note this alloy is likely to contain nickel so not suitable for anyone who might have an allergy. 

Provenance: England 

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