"FABERGE BELIEVED THAT THE VALUE OF AN OBJECT WAS TO BE FOUND IN ITS DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP AND NOT NECESSARILY IN THE COMBINED VALUE OF ITS MATERIALS"-JOAN RIVERS
Joan Rivers enameled jewelry is of a superb quality as is her 18 KT nontarnishable gold-plating. Using the highest quality epoxy enamel , she had not only successfully imitated Faberge enameling technique but, in the process, had created a beautiful enameled jewelry of her own, accentuating her attention to the minutest details of each design. The rare and elegant set of 3 enameled jewel colors (red, green and blue) and gold-plated metal “Hugs and Kisses” design and matching hoop earrings, offered here is a beautiful testimony to her impeccable taste and original jewelry.
The three domed line bracelets, each enameled in jewel colors (emerald green, ruby red and sapphire blue) are crafted in a gold-plated metal base. Artistically textured, fluted three-row gold stations divide the enameled links. Each enameled link is topped with dimensional hugs and kisses symbols. When worn together, the bracelets are 0.75” wide and are a beautiful fashion accessory to be worn from day to night. The box clasp closure of each bracelet is imprinted with JOAN RIVERS signature.
The half-hoop earrings, clip on, relatively small in size earrings are a n exact replica of the bracelets and combine the enamel colors of all three of them. The domed hoop earrings are set in a polished, premier 18K gold-plate metal repeat the design of Hugs and Kisses as well as the jewel colors of the high end epoxy enamels. The back of the earrings has the hallmark JOAN RIVERS signature.
It is worth noting that since her passing, Joan Rivers vintage jewelry had dramatically risen in price and collectability.
You are invited to visit us and enjoy more of Joan Rivers vintage jewelry as well as our growing collection of vintage fine and costume jewelry, fashion accessories and home décor by renowned American and International designers. THANK YOU FOR BROWSING.
Dimensions: Bracelets: Fit small wrist (6.50- 7.25”). 7.25” long x 0.25” wide each. Earrings: ¾” long X ¼” wide
MATERIALS: Premier 18k gold plate metal (Joan Rivers has been known for the superior and never tarnishing , lasting quality of her jewelry's gold-plating), green red and blue epoxy enamel.
VINTAGE AND CONDITION: Purchased in mid 1990’s, the set has never been worn and is in an excellent mint-like condition, with no wear to the metal and enamel , no scratches or chips. The set was stored in my lined drawers jewelry armoire and will be shipped , with new protective ear-cushions, in an elegant jewelry gift box.
About Joan Rivers: Much has been written about the late Joan Rivers’ life story and her contributions to the fashion jewelry world. In addition to her career as a comedienne, an actress and a TV host, hers is a story of a life-long fine jewelry collector who had translated her passion for and her collection of beautiful and unique jewelry into establishing her own brand of a high end contemporary fashion accessories. Endowed with an impeccable taste and a sense of style, she had revived and interpreted the famous American designers of fine jewelry and had created a timeless and contemporary brand of gorgeous and unique line of costume jewelry. In her own words: ….” Our plan was to explore the world of jewelry, find the very best pieces, then adapt them so they would work for real women in real world…” My own knowledge of this field had been much enhanced by collecting her jewelry and by delving into the history of American fashion jewelry designers of yesteryear
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