Lattice Sautoir Necklace
Gold droplets of vintage metal mesh held in a lattice of dark oxidized sterling silver chain. Chain is hand-linked around the mesh drops, all carved from classic Whiting & Davis purses (circa 1940s-1970s.) Joinery around mesh elements is soldered/welded chain-to-chain, drawing smooth, uninterrupted lines throughout the work. All chain. No bulky jump rings.
Lattice Sautoir measures 24 in. around, dropping 10 in. in front. Handmade in the Oakland Hills, San Francisco Bay Area and signed with a carved brass logo link at the lobster clasp closure.