It's always wonderful to find a full set of matching pieces such as this fabulous parure. The set consists of matching slide necklace, clip earrings, and a statement bracelet. It likely dates to the mid-1960's and is best described as being in the Victorian Revival style. The gold tone has a slightly antiqued finish. The design features faux amber tiles framed by openwork gold tone decoration with a textured finish. Sparkle is added with lots of citrine-colored, round rhinestones, the color of which is a wonderful compliment to the imitation amber.
First, the necklace - it features a heavy link chain in an unusual link style that looks like a series of stacked chevrons. There is a large bolo-style slide front and center, and like slides that used to adorn watch necklaces during Victorian times, the two sides of the chain independently move through the slide to make either side longer or shorter. Each side of the chain is finished with a pendant drop at the bottom. There is a fold-over clasp with which the necklace is secured. If both sides of the chain are pulled to ends, the necklace measures about 21" to where chain goes through slide. The slide measures 2" in length by 1.25" wide, and the smaller pendants at the ends of the chain are about 3/4" square.
The second piece in the parure is the very grand bracelet. It is a full 2" wide and just about 6 3/4" in length, and has a sturdy fold over clasp. Finally, the matching clip earrings measure about 1.5 x 1.25".
This set is in very good condition. The front of the pieces look great, and there is just a bit of wear in a few spots only on the backs, primarily on the back of the clasps on the necklace and bracelet. Interestingly, the color of the faux amber is a little darker on the bracelet than on the necklace and earrings, but there is no doubt this was manufactured as a set.
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