Vintage Hobe classic red, white and blue torsade, or a multi-strand necklace, and earring set. I think this set looks wonderful slightly twisted, but that is up to you. You can have 2 looks with this great set!
Twisted strands of glossy white glass seed beads show off a sprinkling of sparkly red and blue Swarovski crystals. The ends of the strands are held by beautifully ornate findings. The earrings are clip on and have the same twist design. The earrings are also marked Hobe.
SIGNATURES & MARKS: All of the pieces are signed Hobe. This particular mark is the early "pre" copyright mark and was first used in 1926.
CONDITION: Excellent pre-owned estate condition. All clasps and closures work well.
SIZE: necklace 17" to 20" long. Earrings 1 1/4" long.
HISTORY: The company was founded by Jacques Hobe, in 1883 in France. After WW-ll William Hobe', the son, moved the company to the U.S.A. In California he made jewelry for the Ziegfeld Follies, and catered to the Hollywood crowd.
HISTORY: Hobe jewelry is still being made, but has nothing to do with the original family. Hobe provided jewelry to high end department stores and expensive boutiques. It was the "darling" of Hollywood starlets in the 50's.