Era - 1940s
Materials - 14K Gold & Round Cut Diamonds (approx. 1.50tcw)
Weight - 74 grams
Length - 13″-15" Adjustable Inner Circumference
If necessity is the mother of invention, she sure gives birth to some beautiful babies, and the sensational Retro Tubogas Diamond Necklace is a stunning show-off among her brood. Fashioned in the 1940s when gold was scarce due to the war effort, this 14K gold Retro necklace features approximately 1.50tcw of round cut diamonds shimmering from the heart of engraved stars.
Formed from interlinked gold strips entwined tightly together, the historic tubogas chain of this diamond necklace is a testament to artistic innovation. Though precious metals were severely limited and large gemstones were nearly impossible to come by during the war years, designers were determined to create bold jewelry. The tubogas technique allowed these artisans to form a flexible hollow tube of gold into a lightweight adornment with an impossible-to-miss profile. Add the deliberate and imaginative placement of petite gems gathered in company with one another and the shortage of immense gemstones hardly seemed to matter at all.
A gorgeous necklace with a history worth talking about, this remarkable Retro gold and diamond necklace is a testament to the phenomenal genius of fashion which brightens up any day and every outfit.