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Something Blue....Satinglass and Rolled Gold Wire Necklace Circa 1930s (SOLD)

Rolled Gold wired necklaces were at the height of their popularity between the two World Wars from around 1914 to the end of the 1940s.   They were always hand-made with rolled gold wires used to secure beads together. Whilst styles are similar, the hand made element means that you never get two exactly the same.  Making such necklaces provided work for injured soldiers returning from the front and the popularity of them owed much to the costume styles of the day.  A neat and pretty necklace would sit perfectly at the throat and was suitable to wear with a collared blouse, a frock or an evening gown. This vintage bead necklace consists of 7 oval hand made art glass beads in a type known as 'satin glass' because it looks just like a satin fabric. There is one central large bead of 24 mm by 18mm, two slightly smaller at 18mm by 14mm and four approx 14mm by 10mm.  The blue is a very soft powder blue with delicate lines through it which is a pretty contrast to the gold.  The necklace is in excellent order and fastens with a simple hook clasp.  Measuring 17 inches in length, this vintage bead necklace is shown on my life sized model so you can get a feel for how pretty it looks and how well it sits round the neck.  This vintage 1930s necklace would make a good alternative to diamante for bridal wear as it offers both something old and something blue!


Designer or Brand: None

Country of Origin: UK

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1930s

Style: Classic

Era: Vintage ( 1920s - 1980s)

Type: Bead Necklace

Material:  Satin glass beads and rolled gold wires

Something Blue....Satinglass and Rolled Gold Wire Necklace  Circa 1930s (SOLD)

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