I have mentioned that I like Birks deco sterling pieces. These were often but not exclusively made for them in Germany, in Pforzheim, I would suspect. The marks on pieces I have had frequently say both Birks and Germany so they may have been made specifically for Birks, or exported to Canada and later stamped with the Birks name. I’m not sure. Honestly? Someone needs to do a book on the history of Birks. So many designs, so rich a background… it would be quite amazing to have access to their sketches and workrooms.
But I digress. This necklace is sterling, set with marcasites and blue chalcedony. It hit at the collar bone and is quite substantial and well made. I love that the clasp is looks exactly like the other balls in the design.