Exquisite Castlecliff necklace featuring aquamarine crystals, faceted and open backed, framed with and set amongst crystals pave set in a floral design. This gorgeous central design is 3" long about 1" wide. It is attached to a silver tone snakelike chain. The necklace is in superb condition. It is so, so pretty and certainly beautiful enough for a wedding. The necklace measures 15" and is marked CASTLECLIFF on the reverse.
With thanks to Kaleidoscope Effect’s website, below please find some information and history on Castlecliff.
In 1918, American jewelry designers Clifford Furst and Joseph Bobley opened their own jewellery company “Castlecliff”. Initially, they both worked for other companies, but in 1941, launched Castlecliff jewelry brand, and in 1945 released the first collection of beautiful costume jewellery. The main designer was William Markle, whose imagination allowed him to create in all styles, from the Gothic, Renaissance and Art – Deco, before the three-dimensional and moving, trembling butterflies, flowers and animals. Castlecliff vintage jewellery has always been famous for exquisite and colorful decorations, rich decorative trim. The company worked with a lot of silver and almost always applied the gilding and silvering jewelry. They began put their Castlecliff marking on their products in 1941. The company ceased to exist in in 1977. Castlecliff Jewellery is highly valued by collectors.
Excellent knowledge of art, history, traditions and jewelry techniques allowed Castlecliff company designers create unique premium decorations. Of great importance in this case were many years of experience accumulated by the company during the years of its existence. The company achieved its heyday in 1970-1972 – the period of cooperation with the brilliant Larry Vrba, who created a few incomparable collections for Castlecliff.
Sophisticated exquisite combination of stones and crystals of different colors creates the effect of presence of diamonds of pure water – a characteristic feature of all Castlecliff decorations. Fine gold tone jewelry alloys, used by Castlecliff jewelers are always beautiful and noble. Sophisticated forms of aristocratic, beautiful lines, the use of open-work techniques, and finally, selection of delicate crystals cause delight and admiration of fans and collectors of antique and vintage jewelry.
In 1977, unable to withstand the competition and the new economic conditions, the company has ceased to exist. But many collectors of antique and vintage costume jewelry do not forget the stunning Castlecliff decorations. In addition, the quality of Castlecliff creations was so high that even the decorations made more than 50 years ago, remain highly valued in the market of antique and vintage jewelry.
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