1940s necklace by Vargas 1/20 10k gold filled emerald color crystals, vintage Lavalier necklace, green necklace, birthstone May birthday

$68.00

Here we have a beautiful vintage necklace that dates to the 1940s, made in Rhode Island, USA, by a company named Vargas. Vargas was known for creating costume jewelry, prong set and with rhinestones and simulated gemstones. These were the days of Hollywood glamour and longing, and the company met mass demand by creating pieces that were elegant, and with just a touch of gold, in this case 1/20th of 10k gold fill--enough to make one feel as though the piece was special, definitely a step above. This necklace style is sometimes referred to as Lavalier, and it has the signature wide bar or piece from which a pendant drops. Super elegant, especially where it sits, right between the collarbone. Beautiful emerald colored and clear crystals make this a standout piece, perfect for an engagement party, Sweet 16, even a gold and green wedding. On the back are the gold content stamps and the company name.

The width of the bar and rhinestones is about 2-1/2" and from that drops another rhinestone, another 2-1/2" below. On original chain, and total length is 18". All rhinestones in place and well seated. Has been nicely kept, in good vintage condition.

A lovely, lovely piece from the past.


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