DESCRIPTION: We believe the AFJ mark represents American Fashion Jewels, Inc. of San Francisco, CA. In business between 1985-1993, the AFJ mark is from the late 1980's to early 1990’s.
This fantastic gold tone costume jewelry necklace is of a very nice weight and boasts a substantial design. The classic design features three rows of chain links that drape across the neckline with dramatic flair as a collar necklace. The security clasp is brilliantly hidden within the design. Of shiny gold tone, the necklace may have been classed as power jewelry, with a bit of glitz and glam mixed with sheer confidence.
This necklace hails from an era when faux gold was all the rage, statement pieces defined fashion, and earrings were big and bold.
WHY I LIKE IT: A vintage costume jewelry necklace is always fashionable. It may be a nod to the past but a very deliberate nod that redefines classic moderne.
Backstamp(s): marked AFJ every 10 links (on reverse side of necklace)
Artist’s Signature: none
DIMENSIONS: 19” length x 5/8” wide.
CONDITION: Excellent. Remarkable condition for age and obviously a piece that was gently used on special occasions. Very minor and tiny scratches that may be manufacturing anomalies; do not detract.
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