This is a wonderful sterling silver black onyx pendant necklace from the 1970s. The necklace is part of Monet's fine line of jewelry called Ciani. Ciani was marketed as "Real Jewelry for Real People". The pendant necklace is very sleek with its' polished black onyx centerpiece. The clasp is engraved "© CIANI and STER". A very unique and fashionable necklace perfect for work!
Black Onyx is for Protection—powerful and protective stone acts as a shield against negativity.
I was able to find an old stock of Ciani brown velvet gift pouches (never used) and one will be included with your purchase. I also added a few photos (pages 232 and 234) about Ciani jewelry from the book "Monet, The Master Jewellers" by Alice Vega.
Ciani was created in 1977 to offer women jewelry they could wear outside the home while working in offices and large corporations. Ciani paid attention to detail with their line of jewelry as they wanted the customer to know they were purchasing an extremely valuable and special piece of jewelry. Ciani ceased operations in 1983 after the price of gold hit an all time high and they couldn't continue making updated merchandise at the prices customers had come to expect. Only in production for eight years, Ciani jewelry is a collector's item today.
Condition: Excellent vintage
Size: 16 inches long, 1.9 x 0.7 inches (pendant)
Weight: 12.7 g
CIANI STERLING Black Onyx Pendant Necklace 16" (High-End Monet Jewelry Line)