Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin: Turkey. Gram Weight: 640 Grams. Metal Type: Nickel Silver. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 27. The necklace graduates in thickness from 0.5″ to 2.5″ thick towards the bottom of the necklace. Closure/Clasp Type: Secure Hook Style Clasp. Notable Features: This necklace was handmade in Turkey during the Art Deco era. The necklace was made out of nickel silver and features an ornate and interconnected design. A handmade rope twist accent is wrapped around the top half of the necklace, which graduates in size to connect at the clasp. The hand-hammered and curved links towards the bottom of the necklace come together to form an intricate and circular design. This is a very interesting piece with a rich cultural background and a history worth saving! Damage: Age appropriate wear. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Antique Turkish, Islamic, and Bedouin jewelry all share similar ancestral and stylistic roots, and influenced each other through trade for many, many years. This can largely be attributed to the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, which valued art and craftsmanship, and fostered the continuation of Arabic arts and calligraphy. The reign of the Ottomans in the 16th and 17th centuries introduced Turkish designs to Islamic motifs and the nomadic Bedouin culture, melding a range of styles into beautiful arabesques; repeating rhythmic patterns, which often feature geometric floral and organic designs. Nickel Silver is a mixed purity of metal crafted to imitate silver, it actually does not include any silver, but also never tarnishes. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item “Antique Vintage Deco Nickel Silver Turkish Middle Eastern Tribal HUGE Necklace” is in sale since Saturday, November 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Collar
- Metal: Nickel Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey