1920s Twin Snakes and Turquoise Matrix Necklace

$1,100.00
About Details History
This 1920s piece with a distinctive Egyptian Revival flair features a lovely mottled turquoise matrix framed by twin serpents with crosshatched scales. This piece was originally a brooch, we have removed the pin and added an 18" 14k gold chain to make it a wearable necklace. 

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  • Materials: tests as 14k gold, turquoise matrix cabochon
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent - converted from a brooch into a necklace
  • Size: 1 1/8", 18" chain
  • Location: To see this necklace in person please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
This 1920s piece with a distinctive Egyptian Revival flair features a lovely mottled turquoise matrix framed by twin serpents with crosshatched scales. This piece was originally a brooch, we have removed the pin and added an 18" 14k gold chain to make it a wearable necklace. 

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  • Materials: tests as 14k gold, turquoise matrix cabochon
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent - converted from a brooch into a necklace
  • Size: 1 1/8", 18" chain
  • Location: To see this necklace in person please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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