Art Deco Platinum, Rock Crystal and Gem-set Pendant Necklace, the fluted crystal plaque set with step-cut citrines, pyramidal cabochon turquoise, and full-cut diamond melee, black and white en plein enamel accents, suspended from a delicate baton link chain with conforming slide, pendant. French assay and hallmarks, possibly Pickmann, Paris.
Jakob Bengel - 1930s. Liberation of everyday, ‘artifical’ materials, those having no intrinsic value, for jewelry design was first possible in Europe in the early years of the 20th century. First-rate artists and designers experimented with everything that lent itself to jewelry - glass, horn, enamel, textiles, brass and other alloys, e.g., tombac; with hard rubber, celluloid, bakelite, paper, paint and wood. ‘Material snobbism’ was rejected by young designers; suited to Art Deco and Bauhaus