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This beautiful vintage Robert DeMario pearl necklace is done in the classic Miriam Haskell style. DeMario at one time worked at Miriam Haskell Jewelry.
The "central pendant type cluster"is made up of glass pearls, glass baroque pearls and rhinestones. Add in gilt leaves and all of this is hand wired to a fancy signature filigree backing.
The synthetic pearls are set with Russian gold (brass) end spacers and separated with little rhinestones, while the central cluster has some beautiful rhinestones as well.
MARKS: Signed on the back DeMario NY, one of the earliest signatures.
ERA: 1940's - 1950.
CONDITION: Good pre-owned condition, but not perfect. The pearls are mostly clean, with the extender pearls showing some loss of finish. The Russian gold or brass spacers show some signs of darkening. Please look at the enlarged pictures carefully to see if this is acceptable to you. Still a very pretty and intricate necklace.
SIZE: approximately 16" long.
HISTORY: Robert DeMario was in business in New York City for 20 years...1945-1965.
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