This necklace of perfect "Pools of Light" rock crystal spheres possesses incredible energetic and optical qualities. Sixteen luminous orbs are wrapped in sterling silver and linked by sterling chain. Beautiful on its own or layered with other necklaces.
The 1920s saw a Chinoiserie craze: Chinese art, design and fashion were wildly popular and exerted a strong influence on the western world. Fashionable women adorned themselves with strings of exquisite Chinese beads made of glass, jade and crystal. Pools of Light rock crystal beads are one of the most beautiful and interesting examples of this trend. Each glowing sphere contains a spark of Chi, the Chinese word for life force; the crystals may not be drilled or pierced lest the Chi escape, therefore the spheres are typically wrapped rather than strung. The undrilled crystal spheres also act as convex lenses, flipping light upside down and casting beautifully diffused pools of light upon nearby surfaces.
Details.....The necklace is 16" long and the sixteen crystals each measure 0.50" in diameter. In Good Vintage condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.