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Gold and Diamond Tubogas Necklace

$11,500

European Retro jewels, like this dynamic gold and diamond necklace, were inspired by the 1937 Paris Exposition, which fostered a new wave in art jewelry inspired by both industry and nature. Led by great Parisian houses, jewelry designers played with pumped-up scale and volume, adding a distinctive lightness of materials and touch of humor to the mix. In this chic 1940s necklace, the slinky gold Tubogas—or gaspipe—chain, is mounted with twin volutes and studded with diamonds. It sits lightly at the collarbone for elegant day-to-evening wear.

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  • Curator's Notes
Country: Continental Europe
Circa: 1940s
Size: 14.25” interior length, 1.25” width
Materials: 18 Circular-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.08 carats); 14K Gold
Signed: European control mark

Tubogas chain made a splash in the world of haute couture when Parisian tastemaker Hélène Arpels wore her fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels “Passe Partout” gaspipe jewels to the races in 1939.
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