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 jeweled 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. We recommend that this intricately designed emerald treasure be worn doubled to give the appearance of a choker as well as a long pendant. In the Rare Stone Dept. we would like to draw your attention to the flawed emerald cabochons dating to the 1950s and the emerald ovals dating to the 1960s.