SOLD: Italian 14-carat yellow gold collar, circa 1970


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I fell in love with this vintage tubogas collar for its exceptionally deep, rounded and generous proportions.

The tapering as it graduates to the clasp gives it a powerful, elegant line reminiscent of African tribal necklaces.

Made in Italy in the mid to late 20th century in 14-carat yellow gold, and weighing a substantial 109 grams, this is a wonderful statement piece.

Italian jewellers invented the “gaspipe” technique in the late 19th century. The gold is coiled during construction, giving it snake-like flexibility, as seen in the second photograph.

Bulgari, creator of the Serpenti, is the most famous maker of these iconic jewels today.


• Crafted in 14-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 16 1/4 inches (41cm) long, 2.8cm (just over 1 inch) at widest point and 1.4cm (just over 1/2 inch) at narrowest
• Weight is 109 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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