The Sautoir necklace was first worn in the 1870s. It was an extra long strand of beads or chain completed with a tassel or pendant made from fine jewels. Sautoirs drew the eye to the waist area where the jewel embellishment would rest. This necklace reached its heyday through the 1920s and 1930s as the fashion choice of wealthy, stylish women and well appointed Hollywood stars. The sautoir then fell out of vogue until it was resurrected in the 1960s and regained popularity with the very same groups who embraced it in the 1930s. We love the look of the sautoir and enjoy making them available to our more adventurous clientele. Dark and dramatic, this sautoir is a truly sophisticated piece of fashion jewellery. This necklace is slightly shorter than some of our other sautoirs as a great deal of rare material was used in its construction. The chain is created in four sections joined with a crystal encrusted squares contributing to the Art Deco flavour of this piece. Rare stones and crystals in Jet and Black Alaskan Diamond dating from the 1940s to the 1960s were used to construct the show stopping pendant. Both intricate and substantial, this sautoir is for the woman who prefers bold jewellery.