Vintage Retro Choker Snake Necklace

REF # KJL312C2RD

Vintage Retro Choker Snake Necklace

This Retro Vintage Snake Necklace with diamonds and rubies is a superb testimony to the skill acquired by 1940's craftsmen. Weighing 84.6g, almost 23/4ounces, this vintage Retro snake necklace is mounted with 0.32cts of full-cut diamonds graded H color and SI clarity range. Accentuated by 1.05cts of full-cut rubies graded 'dark fuchsia' color and 'fair' clarity, this high polish Vintage Necklace is constructed in 14k yellow gold. Constructed for between an 18inch and 15inch neck, this sectional articulated necklace bears a fully extended length of 21inches and 1.2cm wide. Sexily robust and bulbous to the touch, this sensual design is as satisfying to the touch as it is on the neck. The underside will reveal a skillfully hidden clasp constructed with a hinged retractable rivet that pierces the snake in 6 optional indentations, depending on neck circumference. If ..More

This Retro Vintage Snake Necklace with diamonds and rubies is a superb testimony to the skill acquired by 1940's craftsmen. Weighing 84.6g, almost 23/4ounces, this vintage Retro snake necklace is mounted with 0.32cts of full-cut diamonds graded H color and SI clarity range. Accentuated by 1.05cts of full-cut rubies graded 'dark fuchsia' color and 'fair' clarity, this high polish Vintage Necklace is constructed in 14k yellow gold. Constructed for between an 18inch and 15inch neck, this sectional articulated necklace bears a fully extended length of 21inches and 1.2cm wide. Sexily robust and bulbous to the touch, this sensual design is as satisfying to the touch as it is on the neck. The underside will reveal a skillfully hidden clasp constructed with a hinged retractable rivet that pierces the snake in 6 optional indentations, depending on neck circumference. If you can overlook the slight porosity on the front, this highly polished feminine ensemble, which dealers refer to as "Retro personified," works perfectly with short or tied-up locks, forcing onlookers to wonder if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and a gold chain around your neck.

Necklaces of the Retro era were usually short and encircled the base of the neck with chunky gold chains composed of fancy links or twisted wire. Among the most typical Retro style necklaces were those designed as chains of flexible tubular linking known as 'Brazilian' chains, also referred to as 'gas pipe' linking which was a rounded and tubular version of the relatively flat snake necklaces. Another characteristic of the 1940's and 1950's period was a return to differentiation between jewels for day-wear and ornaments for evening wear. Day jewelry was a triumph of gold in the form of tubular and snake necklaces, corded wire, fringes and woven patterns, or a 'bib' necklace with graduated width, preferably crafted in yellow gold, while evening jewelry preferred white gold and platinum with cascades of diamonds. The highly flexible necklaces characterized by massive gold surfaces and graduated widths remained in vogue for several decades.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Diamonds
Cut:Full
Carat Weight: 0.32cts
Color: H
Clarity: SI range
Other Stones
Rubies  1.05cts
Cut: Full
Color: Dark Fuchsia
Clarity: Fair
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Item Details
Measurements: 18in(L) x 1.2cm(W)
Weight:84.6g
REF # KJL312C2RD
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Suggested Retail $7,600.00
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