Rare Reja Molded "Invisible Set" Sapphire Glass & Rhinestone Necklace
This fabulous and rare necklace from Reja features bright rhodium plated metal links, each set with a molded glass sapphire blue stone made to look like the invisible set jewelry from the high end fine jewelers of the era. The stones are unfoiled and sparkle and shine! Surrounding them are sparkling clear diamante rhinestones. The joining links are set with baguette rhinestones and tiny rhinestones on the corners of the links. The necklace also has its original safely chain. The fold over clasp blends into the necklace design. The rhodium plating is in excellent condition. The necklace measures 16 1/2". Reja jewelry is not common, as they were only in business from 1941 to 1953 using the Reja name. They started business in 1939 as Deja but were forced to change their name due to a lawsuit. The only flaw I can find is the small baguettes have darkened slightly, but the piece is still breathtakingly beautiful.