We have similar Modernist and Mid Century items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings : "BAB 925" on one chain link.
Handmade during the Mid Century era by B. Ballou, an American jewelry company founded in 1868.
Features a heavy, geometric chain with rounded and teardrop-shaped links, inspired by Modernist design. Perfect for adding a pendant, if desired. Tarnish on the silver can be removed or lessened with a buffing. The price has been reduced to reflect this.This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era.
A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
The Mid-Century Modern style became a movement in art and jewelry in the 1940s, right after World War II, and peaked in the 1950s. The use of multi-colored metals became very popular due to wartime restrictions on certain materials; it was not uncommon to have brass, copper or gold-alloy accents with silver backgrounds. Mid-century Modernism is marked by clean lines and bold, abstract geometric shapes.