SUPERBLY DESIGNED AND CRAFTED EUROPEAN COUTURE JEWELRY
From my personal collection-- Designed by the renown West German designer company, Henkel and Grosse , this is an exceptional and an elegant piece of couture costume jewelry.
Exquisitely molded, ivory color, domed Lucite free form triangle is set on a concave gold-tone, textured metal base . Floating inside it, held by three studs, is a smaller, identical free form golden metal base. The base is generously paved with clear Swarovski crystals . The three corners of the perfect imitation ivory Lucite frame are co-joined by golden metal inserts paved with clear crystals. This beautiful center piece is attached, at upper ends, with gold metal, leaf design, paved clasps, to a superbly crafted flexible domed gold-tone mesh necklace. A delicate link chain extender adjusts the necklace’s length . The closure clasps, designed in the signature shape of letter “G” ,also bear the hallmark Grosse signature.
The simple elegance of this necklace, combined with its unusual and modern design, is timeless and would be a welcome addition to a Grosse jewelry collection or a favorite go-to couture fashion accessory.
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DIMENSIONS: Necklace: 18 “ long, 3/8” wide , Triangular frame and base: 1 7/8” X 1 7/8” , Extender 2 inches long.
MATERIALS: Premium gold plate metal, thermo-set molded Lucite, clear, round Swarovski crystals
VINTAGE AND CONDITION: Purchased in Rome, Italy, in 1985, the necklace is in an excellent vintage condition. It was very gently and sparingly worn only a few times. There is no damage to the metal and the Lucite and no stones are missing. It will be shipped in the Grosse brand dust cover and an elegant jewelry gift box.
About Henkel and Grosse Founded in 1907, the jewelry firm of Henkel and Grosse began a design and manufacturing of fashion jewelry , made of bronze, aluminum, wood and Bakelite, at the end of World War I. For the next four decades, they worked together with the fashion houses of Lanvin, and Schiaparelli (Paris) as well as with the famed stores of Harrods (London) and Saks (New York). They began their close cooperation with Christian Dior in 1955 and became the sole licensed producers and distributors of his jewelry in Europe. In 2005, upon their retirement, the firm became a part of the Dior Group. The jewelry designed by Henkel and Grosse is renown for the original and modern design as well as for the technical innovations. Grosse designed some of Christian Dior’s most elegant , stunning and magnificently crafted jewelry.
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