Vintage Powder Blue Moonglow Lucite Faux Pearl Choker Collar Necklace
Vintage Powder Blue Moonglow Lucite Faux Pearl Choker Collar Necklace is designed with graduated glass beads and a combination of moonglow globes and faux pearls. This necklace is perfect for a Spring outfit, Easter holiday or presenting as a gift! To more closely inspect photos, simply click on the binocular icon on the top right corner of any photo.
Excellent condition, the necklace measures 16" long including the extender. The largest globe measures 3/4" inch in diameter. The beads on either side of the center bead are graduating with gold tone spacers and alternating powder blue and 4 sided cream beads until they reach the clasp bead. (Inventory Reference U-030120-#1)
Moonglow is a form of lucite that first gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s. Moonglow gets its name due to its moon-like shine and shimmer when light hits its surface. It has a moonstone, almost cats' eye look that seems to have its own inner light. Moonglow lucite was made into earrings, bangle bracelets, beads, buttons, and man-made cabochons that were set into earrings and brooches. Moonglow came in many colors ranging from bright sunshine yellows, bold blues, radiant reds, soft pastels to deep emerald greens. Although moonglow was primarily fashionable during the 40s and 50s, it continued to be used in jewelry until the 1960s. Moonglow is comprised of acrylic resin and of heat-set plastic. This process was called "thermosetting." Unlike today's contemporary plastics that feel hollow and insubstantial, vintage lucite, especially moonglow, has a nice weight to it. It feels strong and cool against the skin.
I have acquired various collections which have included some of the most desirable designers; Boucher, Carnegie, Ciner, DeLizza and Elster (aka Juliana), Eisenberg, Haskell, Hobe, Lane, Philippe for Trifari, Schreiner, Schiaparelli, Vendome, and Weiss as well as Coro, Coventry, Kramer, Krementz, Lisner, and Trifari.
Numerous pieces are book pieces and many had matching pieces so many demi-parures are available. I acquired so much of this jewelry that I will be working on offering it in the store for years to come.
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Necklaces come in a variety of lengths:
16" Choker length
17-18" at collarbone
20" A few inches below collarbone
22" At or above neckline
24" or longer extend below the neckline
24-26" hangs at bust line
30" just below the bust line
36" hangs above the navel
Vintage Origin Details
Country of Origin
Thermoset, Moonglow Lucite