Deco Chrome and Paste Snake Collar

$425.00
About Details History
Just in from the UK: a chrome and blingy rhinestone snake collar that cleverly clasps at the front. A flapper's jewel from the height of the Art Deco era, made to sit high up on your neck like a collar. Or wear it how I would - wrapped twice around your wrist as a bracelet. 

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  • Materials: Chrome, paste. 
  • Age: c. 1930 
  • Condition: good; some darkening of rhinestones in head. 
  • Size: one is 14" length, one is 13.5". 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our store 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
Just in from the UK: a chrome and blingy rhinestone snake collar that cleverly clasps at the front. A flapper's jewel from the height of the Art Deco era, made to sit high up on your neck like a collar. Or wear it how I would - wrapped twice around your wrist as a bracelet. 

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  • Materials: Chrome, paste. 
  • Age: c. 1930 
  • Condition: good; some darkening of rhinestones in head. 
  • Size: one is 14" length, one is 13.5". 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our store 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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