German Sterling Lapis Necklace by Hans Dietze

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Amazingly unique sterling silver necklace pendant by German jewelry designer Hans Dietze strung on a an equally unique sterling chain. The pendant features a large denim lapis cabochon in an ornately designed setting. 

Condition: There is a natural fissure to the stone that you can see in the photos, this does not appear to be a crack from damage as there is matrix present in the groove but it could be a potential weak point in the stone. The bezel also has an imperfection on the side which may be an intentional design element by the artist or a manufacturing flaw.

Otherwise, good vintage condition with light patina and minor surface wear. Personal preferences vary greatly for the amount of patina on vintage jewelry, therefore I tend to sell jewelry "as found" and leave polishing up to the new owner.

Size: The pendant is 1 5/8" long, including the bezel, and 3/4" wide. The sterling chain is 16" long.

Hallmark: DL Dietze (925)

Era: 1980's