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 it’s 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. True to some of the earliest antique Sautoir designs this necklace features a generous skip chain tassel providing a great deal of movement and sparkle. Strongly inspired by 1930s Hollywood and the various divas that ruled the screen, Alan created this sautoir in clear and Alaskan Black Diamond crystals. The large, imposing stone in the center of the necklace is a contemporary Swarovski crystal surrounded by a mix of both contemporary and vintage stones.