This necklace of undrilled rock crystal spheres referred to as “Pools of Light” possesses incredible energetic and optical qualities. Twenty one luminous orbs nestle in floral engraved sterling silver cuffs that link the crystals into a necklace. Beautiful on its own or layered.
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 act as convex lenses, flipping light upside down and casting beautifully diffused pools of light upon nearby surfaces.
Details.....The necklace is 18" long and the 21 crystals each measure 14mm in diameter. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.