Vintage Napier Retro necklace in gold Vermeil or gold plated Sterling Silver. Composed of a series of pin wheels with raised center, the fit is fantastic. The top portion is slightly shorter than the bottom, by design, so the necklace lays beautifully.
It is very well made with good and comfortable weight, not light and flimsy at all, but just write so you can wear it in comfort. It measures 13/16" wide and each pin wheel link is raised 5/16" at the center. Wearable length is almost 15 1/2".
Closes with a hidden tongue and groove clasp which works very well. It is signed "Napier, Sterling" on the underside of the clasp. This signature dates the necklace after 1922 but before 1955 when the patent mark was replaced by the copyright symbol. From the style of the necklace, it is dated to the 1940s.
It is in wonderful vintage condition. As with any Vermeil jewelry one should avoid polishing cloths as they wear out the gold plating fast. Try a mild dip for Sterling Silver instead and keep it protected away form city pollution. It will last many more decades and you will enjoy it too!