Louison Rare + Fine

Edwardian Diamond Bar Necklace

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  • Edwardian Diamond Bar Necklace

Louison Rare + Fine

Edwardian Diamond Bar Necklace

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Description

An Edwardian era lingerie pin with a pretty hand-engraved edge and set with a row of twinkly diamonds is given an updated, modern twist when re-purposed as a necklace.

HISTORY

The early 1900s saw women obtaining newfound roles of independence and power outside the home. By the 1920s, ladies made up 25% of the workforce and and earned the right to vote. Flappers smoked in public, danced the new dances, and were sexually liberated, not least of which by the new fashions for women, which kissed goodbye the binding, heavy fabrics of the past and embraced embellishments, accessories and delicate fabrics. Slips became a necessity to wear under the often see-through fashions of the time, and lingerie pins like this one were used to hold the slippery fabric in place.

MATERIALS

14k Yellow Gold, Single Cut Diamond

CONDITION

Excellent, no noticeable flaws.

AGE

1915

SIZE

Bar measures approximately 19 x 3mm. Chain is adjustable 16-18".