David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Open Link Carnelian Necklace

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David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Open Link Carnelian Necklace.
Crafted with octagon-shaped sugar loaf carnelian links connected by shiny 18k gold, suspending a large carved carnelian medallion with an open center and a thin halo of diamonds in the center.
Necklace Length: 16.5 inches.

Center Diamond Weight: 0.00
Measurements: 16.5
Metal Type: 18K Yellow Gold
Metal Weight: 201.6 gr.
Signed: WEBB
Condition: Excellent.
Stock: RR6525

The huge, heavy sautoir or long necklace with massive openwork links and an equally massive medallion-type pendant was one of the most distinctive and fashionable jewels of the 1960s and 70s. David Webb created his own varied interpretations of the jewel; in heavy, hammered, textured gold or in forms inspired by Art Deco, with black and white enameled geometric motifs. Perhaps most characteristically his eye-catching sautoirs were designed around Asian, especially Chinese themes, incorporating motifs such as the ancient, talismanic Ru Yi scroll or floating cloud emblem, and using favorite Chinese materials, like carved jade, sometimes antique fragments, sometimes lavender jade beads, as well as coral carvings, perhaps depicting the dragon, to symbolize good fortune and longevity.