Art Deco R. F. SIMMONS CO. Gold filled Manganese glass graduated beaded necklace Amber glass
Breathtaking Manganese glass Faceted bicone beads. The beads are in a graduated design that get larger into the center of the piece. The necklace has a gold filled clasp and the beads are strung on a gold filled chain with small disk beads between each piece of glass. The glass glows a light green color under UV light. This is not the normal Uranium glass but actually called Amber glass. The chemicals that are used to make the amber coloring glow where as other colored glass of the time do not have a UV reaction. The clasp is stamped around the jump ring Simmons. This is for R. F. Simmons Co. whom manufactured jewelry since the late 1800's. Thumb spring ring clasp is slow to return when fully drawn back but secures tightly. Great wearable vintage condition with small normal signs of wear for the age.