Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry


Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry
Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry


Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry



Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry
  
Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry

Art Deco 14k Yellow Gold Double Floating Opal Pendant Necklace. This stunning piece is comprised of a single hand blown glass bulb, which holds numerous floating opal pieces inside. The vibrant opal chunks float freely in glycerin, allowing slow movement of the colors to sparkle and shimmer in the light.

A decorative tulip-shaped cap made of 14kt gold finishes the design perfectly, accented with fine repousse detail. Stamped on the top of the cap is "14K" along with PATS. Also faint writing on the back of the pendant. The pendant hangs from a gold ring and comes with a fine 14kt gold chain, which fastens with a spring ring clasp in the back. The floating opal pendant hangs 7/8" long and measures 3/8" wide and thick at the base. The chain measures approx 16 long. Please look at all 12 pics as they are part of the description. All pics enlarged to show details. Originally a mechanical engineer, Horace Welch was the original inventor of the Floating Opal. This delightful jewelry creation consists of delicate opal chips that float freely within a glass bulb, and they reached widespread appeal and popularity.

Welch first conceived of the idea in 1920, and spent the remainder of his career patenting and perfecting the design, until his death in 1947. After his passing, the adoration of his Floating Opal design lived on, and multiple companies began producing their own versions once his patent expired.

However, the original Horace Welch designs always have a special place among collectors, and remain a tribute to Welch's ingenuity and lifelong work. The item "Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "caz7722" and is located in Punta Gorda, Florida.
This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Department: Women
  • Type: Necklace
  • Seller Warranty: No
  • Main Stone Color: Multicolor
  • Color: Gold
  • Jewelry Department: Fine
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Signed: Yes
  • Occasion: Anniversary
  • Brand: Horace Welch
  • Era: Art Deco (1915-1935)
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Style: Pendant
  • Base Metal: Gold
  • Material: Gemstone
  • Theme: Art
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Pendant/Locket Type: Charm
  • Antique: Yes
  • Metal Purity: 14k
  • Main Stone: Opal
  • Main Stone Creation: Natural
  • Metal: Yellow Gold



Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry
  
Antique Art Deco 14k Gold Floating Opal Double Pendant Necklace Estate Jewelry