Striking and fantastic Native American style necklace by Richelieu featuring 3 large thunderbirds. Each bird has a large faux turquoise cabochon and red enamel details on the wings. The central bird is approximately 3" by 3", including his 5 dangles. The three of them together are about 9" long. This is a highly decorative necklace! The total inside length is 25" with hook and chain for adjustable fit. The mannequin is lifesize so you can see the wonderful size and where it drapes. The central bird is marked Richelieu. Condition is excellent . Please note that the coloration is much more accurate in the photos that were taken on the wooden table. The necklace is brighter than it appears on the mannequin.
Joseph H. Meyer & Bros, Brooklyn NY was founded in 1911 producing Richelieu costume jewelry for men and women specializing in designing jewelry using simulated creamy to colored pearls, small faux pearls, and rhinestones with spacers between the stones. The newer costume jewelry made is said to be better designed than some of the older pieces. Lisner-Richelieu Corp. bought Richelieu in the mid 1970's, but stopped producing jewelry in the mid-80's. The Richelieu costume jewelry is becoming highly collectible today because of its outstanding distinctive designs.
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