Very beautiful faux slide necklace made by the well regarded but difficult to find Oscar Charlin. There are a lot of elements that I really like about this necklace. First of all, the color. It is a very bright yellow gold tone. Bright, shiny, rich. The design is really interesting. It is a faux slide necklace with dangles. The slide has topaz colored rhinestones (and does not move). These rhinestones are repeated atop and below the unusual textured elongated balls that are both above the slide, and at the bottom of the dangles. The necklace is light and feminine and just very lovely. It is just a touch under 16" long and the longest dangle is 2 1/2". The beads including the rhinestones are 3/4" long. The necklace is almost tight on my neck, so please be sure that a 15 1/2-16" necklace will be right for you.
Very little is known about Oscar Charlin, only that he manufactured jewelry in the 1950's and employed DeLizza & Elster to manufacture and design a lot of their pieces. It is unusual to chance upon a Charlin item, here's your chance! This back of the faux slide is marked OSCAR CHARLIN, although interestingly, it is placed upside down so the name appears backwards! There is no copyright symbol, so I would date this to the early 1950's.
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