It was not just self-employed and freelance goldsmiths who shaped 1920s and ‘30s jewellery-making. Some larger workshops and jewellery factories also contributed substantially to its development. Among them the Pforzheim firm of Gustav Braendle, Theodor Fahrner Nachfolger stands out. The artist-industrialist Theodor Fahrner had died in 1919 and that same year the firm was taken over by Gustav Braendle, who made a point of continuing the use of the name Fahrner because it was so renowned.
The firm of Gustav Braendl, which kept informed on the newest trends – also though their ˒spies˓ in Paris and elsewhere – and then translated them adroitly into the typical Braendle-Fahrner style, proved in the 1920s and again by repeated upswings around 1930 that they knew how to make good, reasonably priced jewellery even though it was mass-produced.
A half-moon central element – enamelled in an imbricated pattern –set with five pieces of smoky quartz is applied to a necklace in several parts consisting of narrow, rectangular links.