Rare George Brooks Necklace -18K White Opal - Quebec Modernist
Rare George Brooks Necklace made out of 18K yellow gold and a white opal. This is a classic and refined piece, simple and timeless.
Wonderful necklace by one of Canada's best goldsmiths.
George Brooks began his remarkable career with a five year apprenticeship in his native Montreal, Canada. He became a master platinum worker and goldsmith working at the well-known Canadian jeweler, Henry Birks & Sons, and then as an apprentice to Georges Delrue, a contemporary jewelry designer. In 1957, he opened his own store in Montreal, and was one of the first, trained professional jewelers to break away from the Art Deco style popular at the time to experiment with what would later be called the Modernist style. He was also innovative in the application of silversmithing techniques — such as hammering and doming metal — to achieve fluid, three dimensional effects in 18k gold and platinum jewelry.
The pendant measures 7/8" tall x 5/16" wide Chain measures approx. 18" in total length (not original) Hallmarked "Brooks 18K" Chain Hallmarked "750" Good vintage condition with minor surface wear.