Steam Punk Sparkle

This metallic, sparkling necklace looks back to two different eras.  

 

The buckle dates from wartime Europe.  It is probably European rather than British, but it has all the signs of the late 30s and early 40s.  The central cut glass ‘gems’ are set in a silvertone frame, with delicate pierced ‘balustrade’ side panels. The elongated shape is typical of this period and the sparkle is still there, despite the years that this buckle has seen. 

 

The two strings which hold the buckle to the side front when worn, are a mixture of the old and not-so-old, bringing back the impression of the steam punk jewellery era of metals and sparkles and broken watch parts!  The strings are wired on nylon-coated jewellery wire to hold the weight and manage any wear and tear.  Amongst the metal beads, there are strung some old ‘faux’ pearls whose silvered tinge works perfectly with the cut crystals and beads.

 

The string length is 55cms (21.5 inches) with the longer string a little more, to allow the necklace to lie flat when worn, with the buckle to the side.  

 

The buckle has been gently closed shut so it will not open when worn; the necklace can be slipped over the head to put it on. The buckle measures 8cms (just over 3 inches) long, and 2cms (just under 1 inch) at its widest point.

 

The necklace is sold with a pair of silver-plated drop earrings made from matching faux pearls and beads, for pierced ears.

 

To buy this Necklace and Earrings Set for £98

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