Vintage W E Richards Symmetalic Floral Necklace Gold over Sterling and Amethyst
Vintage 1940s W E Richards Symmetalic Floral Necklace, Antique Art Nouveau Floral Scroll Beaded Necklace, 14Kt Gold Over Sterling Silver and Purple Faceted Amethyst Gemstone Accents, Gold Swirls Scroll Beads in One Strand Necklace Choker, Jewelry Made in USA
Pretty old and lovely Symmetalic Necklace made with sterling silver with a 1/20 14Kt gold overlay and featuring purple amethyst like cabochons (untested). First used in 1936, Symmetalic is the registered trademark of W.E. Richards Company of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Symmetalic pieces were typically made of sterling silver, sometimes with yellow gold vermeil, cultured pearls, and/or top quality rhinestones. Edwardian and Art Deco design influences are often seen. The quality of this jewelry is extremely high and it is not commonly seen. These factors are responsible for the extreme desirability of these pieces among collectors.
Each link measures 0.62" x 0.87" inches / Chain Wearable length 15.5" inches / Weight 33 grams
All measurements are approximate