Fantastic and a very rare find is this De Orca necklace & earring set. This De Orca set or demi parure is absolutely fabulous & is in excellent condition! The necklace is made-up of five strands. One strand has crescent shaped art glass beads, then there are three strands of light golden crystal bi-cone beads & the last strand is made-up of cream & blueish gray porcelain flowers-so unusual & so gorgeous! The large clasp has gold tone elongated very detailed curving leaves.
The matching earrings have porcelain flower centers which are surrounded by more crystal bi-cone beads & dangling from the earrings are more crescent shaped art glass beads which end in faceted round glass AB beads which add a lot of sparkle & dazzle as the earrings move as do the bi-cone beads in both the earrings & necklace. There are five dangles which are graduated in length with the longest dangle measuring 1" long. The overall length of the earrings measure 1" wide x 2" long. The earrings are clip-backs which work great & hold tight. They are signed De Orca without the copyright symbol which dates this set to before 1955.
The necklace clasp is a slide-in box clasp which works great & snaps shut & holds tight. The necklace measures 20" from end to end with the necklace open. The longest strand is the crescent shaped bead strand which measure 25" around, from one end of the clasp to the other end of the clasp with the necklace closed. The necklace clasp measures 2 1/8" wide x 1 5/8" north to south.
I have done extensive research on the De Orca Co. but there isn't any information that I could find except someone said that the company was in operation from 1928-84. I don't know how they found that out since I could not find any info on this company.
I am sure this is a one of a kind set.
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