Classic Pendant Necklace with Givre Glass Inset, Vintage 1950s
The highly detailed pendant was hand-cast right here in Australia. It's a good size piece, measuring 4cm across, with a quality contruction and good weight.
I set a soft pink cabochon into the middle of the pendant.
This wonderful glass cab was made during the 1950s. The glass is made by fusing clear glass to a pink and white colored opaque base to create a soft translucent glow. Called "givre" glass from the French word for frost, it makes sense once you see the effect, especially when looking from the side (photo 4). These gorgeous cabs were made in the Czech Republic.
The pendant is threaded onto a classic shiny rope chain. The chain measures 50cm, closes with a lobster claw clasp and is made out of solid stainless steel.
The combination of a highly polished stainless steel chain and a pewter pendant means that this piece won't ever tarnish. It won't cause any allergic reactions and despite the quality construction and good weight, the necklace is still very affordable.
Great gift idea (Mother's Day maybe?)