Great Pink Pop Art Modernist Necklace w Earrings 1960s Jewelry
This early 1960s Parure has unique Retro Modern character.
The metal is thickly plated in silver rhodium and the cabs are modern geometrics, domed in the center and flecked with raised silver rhodium confetti.
Notice how the bright pink and white enamels alternate in color from one cab to the next. The necklace has 12 cabs and the decorative section of the necklace is 11 1/2" long x 3/4" wide. With the original silver metal extension chains, the necklace can be up to 17 1/2" long.
The earrings are clips and have two cabs each. The design clips around the curve of your ear, upwards and are about 1 1/2" long.
This Parure is not signed but based on the unique style, the quality of the rhodium, and the silver metal ball bead on the end of the chain, Im certain the necklace was designer made in the US in the 1960s.
Both necklace and earrings are in extra fine condition. The set is exceptionally clean and well cared for. The clips are like new and are strong with tight snap. There is no loss of enamel and the silver rhodium is polished and unworn. I do not see any wear to the rhodium between the links at all (on the back connectors) which is where you would expect to find wear. I imagine if you look really hard at the edges of the cabs, you might find some light touches of wear, but there are no imperfections that can be seen with the naked eye.
This Parure is priced very modestly. A pink enamel necklace, like one designed by Matisse in the 1950s if you can find one, will run about $ 300.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.