Presenting a pair signed of vintage 3/4 hoop post earrings with alternating 14K Gold beads and fresh water Pearl by Imperial Pearl Syndicate c1970s.
These lovely 3/4 hoop post earrings each feature six 7mm x 4mm natural fresh water Pearls with 3mm 14k gold beads between each pearl. The earrings measure 1.25" x .165" and weigh 2.2 grams. They close securely with butterfly posts backs.
These earrings are in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes or repairs. They are visibly hallmarked 14K for 585 gold. An Auracle Gold tester and JSP testing solution was used to verify the precious metals. This items were microscopically examined.
Imperial was founded by Joseph Gladstone in 1917, later renamed the Imperial Pearl Syndicate in 1941. It was during the post-war period that Imperial became the first to bring the valued Akoya pearls to the United States from Japan. A unique marketing campaign helped to establish brand recognition throughout the 1940's and 1950's. Both Imperial and Deltah pearls were marketed in ads featuring some of America's most notable theater icons, including Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Loretta Young.
On June 1, 1995, Imperial Pearl Syndicate and Pearls and Deltah were merged to form Imperial-Deltah, Inc.
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