Vintage Celluloid French Ivory and Conchina Druzy Pendant Necklace - Mitzi Necklace
A stunning suite of “new” vintage celluloid beads is the focal point of this gorgeous necklace. Celluloid is also know by the name Ivorine, French Ivory, Ivorette and Ivoire de Paris - all alluding to its resemblance to natural ivory, was first invented around 1860. The material was popular because of its ivory color and affordability, but was originally focused on the manufacturing of a substitute for costly natural ivory billiard balls. Caring for antique and vintage items made from French ivory requires attention to storage conditions. Extreme heat and cold, along with high humidity or direct sunlight, can damage French ivory. Oils, alcohol-based perfumes, makeup and other chemicals should be kept away from items made from celluloid. It can be cleaned with warm water and a soft brush. These large vintage celluloid beads with their unique parallel lines are enhanced with the addition of an equally curious gray and cream Conchina druzy. This play of textures between the smooth celluloid beads and the craggy swirled and “sugar dusted” sparkling druzy is the exact reason this necklace is so mesmerizing. This gorgeous neutral combination of classic cream and gray colors is the perfect accessory for Fall and Winter fashions. 18.25 inches long X .77 inches diameter / pendant 3 inch drop X 1.76 inches wide.