RILKE red lucite heart charm necklace
Ruby red transparent lucite heart, rhinestone cross 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 lucite heart pendant is a transparent ruby red, is smooth and gently rounded both front and back, and its surface on one side is set with a cross in rhinestones.
NECKLACE DETAILS: 18.25" long overall. Sterling Silver 1mm flat wire cable chain fastens in front with a sterling toggle clasp. (This chain and clasp are not vintage.)
DIMENSIONS: 1.25 X 1.125 X .375" (32 x 29 x 10mm)
MATERIALS: Lucite, Sterling Silver, Rhinestones