Gloria Swanson wore it, Cartier adored it…Frosted rock crystal emerged in the early 20th century as a material which imparted the perfect complement to platinum and diamonds. Although Art Deco style is often associated with bold color contrasts, the white-on-white color scheme played a key role in this exciting period of jewelry history.
An oval disc of rock crystal measuring 16 mm by 12 mm has been frosted and etched with a classic Art Deco sunburst design. Centered a white sapphire glints with the radiance of a diamond as it diffuses into the streaks of the rays of the sun burned into the crystal. The rock crystal is set into a mounting of gossamer filigree open work of 14k white gold.
Date: Circa 1930.