Camphor Glass Necklace~beautiful Vintage Filagree In Art Deco Sterling
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Camphor Glass Necklace~beautiful Vintage Filagree In Art Deco Sterling:
Camphor glass filagree pendant with an accent diamond, vintage NOS, stamped. A lovely rayed camphor glass stone encased in a delicate sterling frame then accented beautifully on all four corners with filigree designs. Mounted in the center of the camphor glass is a small genuine 0.02pt prong set diamond. ~The pendant measures 1 5/8"long including the bale x 1" long without x 13/16" wide x 3" wide . this comes with a sterling long & short link style chain measuring 18" long and has a spring ring clasp and weighs a total of .9.2 grams. ~Camphor glass was made, beginning cr. 1890, to SIMULATE the carved ROCK CRYSTAL QUARTZ, cr. 1680, that was popular from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1930's. ~The Early *ART DECO PERIOD* saw the use of geometrically carved ROCK CRYSTAL plaques used in the background of bracelets, rings, brooches, necklaces and pins. These often had a diamond or other stone set in the center.~CAMPHOR GLASS is clear glass that has been treated with hydrofluoric acid vapors to give it a frosted whitish appearance. In jewelry the glass was often cast with a star pattern on the reverse to give it a radiant appearance. ~*RHODIUM* is a so-called noble metal, resistant to corrosion, found in platinum- or nickel ores together with the other members of the platinum group metals. It was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston. 1840, ptd.
Rhodium was first manufactured for decorative use in 1876. It was commonly used as a finish for white gold and platinum jewelry to give it a reflective white surface. This is known as "rhodium flashing". It was also used in coating sterling silver to protect against tarnish.
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