c1980s Necklace with Clear Stones by Attwood & Sawyer
This highly impressive necklace radiates glamour and eyecatching impact! It was made by British jewellery company Attwood & Sawyer, which was established in 1956, and which centred its manufacturing in Wales. Perhaps the company's most notable period was the 1980s, when it was employed to produce costume jewellery for the television programmes 'Dallas' and 'Dynasty'.
Whilst this necklace displays the lavish style that is often associated with the 1980s, in our view, it also shows fine detail and high quality design and production. The focus of attention is undoubtedly the lower section of the necklace, which features a variety of brightly sparkling clear glass stones, set into a smooth and shining goldtone metal base. The stones include rectangular, petal shaped and round examples, whose faceted finish provides glittering effects. The goldtone metal base also shows an elaborate design, with sections curving and twisting over and under each other, adding a three-dimensional element to the overall look. Movement is also provided, in the form of a shimmering, pear-shaped, glass drop that is suspended from the base of the necklace. The gleaming goldtone chain which supports the lower section displays a bold and ornate rope style, which befits the elaborate and luxurious appearance of the necklace. Even the goldtone foldover clasp is richly decorated (on all visible areas) with a leaf-type pattern. The reverse of the necklace displays the Attwood & Sawyer 'A&S' mark.
Manufacturer: Attwood & Sawyer
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Product ref: J478
Excellent Plus. This fine necklace is in highly desirable condition, and appears to have been rarely worn. The goldtone metal areas display a gleaming appearance throughout; the only evidence of any wear to the goldtone surface are a couple of tiny dark spots on the back of the necklace. There are no missing stones, and they are all clear and bright - their intense glitter is certainly one of the key features of this necklace. The chain is robust, and the clasp clicks shut securely. This is a necklace for those who like to dazzle and impress - in our view, it offers the look of 1980s high powered dressing, but with the element of finesse!
Material: Goldtone metal and glass stones
Measurements: Length of necklace 395mm. The centre section has a height of 58mm (to base of glass drop)