CAREW Clear lucite heart necklace
Clear transparent hand carved lucite heart on sterling chain necklace.
At a time when metal materials were scarce and were being used for the industrial efforts associated with the second world war, the jewelry industry turned to new materials that were more abundant and which inspired with new textures and colors. One of these was lucite, a polymer which was completely translucent, durable and could be carved and polished into the figurative shapes popular in the 1940's. Lucite pendants are now collectible vintage charms. This particular heart pendant is completely clear and transparent, has a voluminous, round shape and its surface has a hand-carved quality.
NECKLACE DETAILS: 18.25" long overall. Sterling Silver 1.5mm flat wire 'long and short' chain, fastens in front with a sterling toggle clasp. (This chain and clasp are not vintage.)
CHARM DIMENSIONS: 1.25 x 1.125 x .5" (32 x 29 x 13mm)
MATERIALS: Lucite, Sterling Silver