It is believed that the Art company (also sometimes known as Mode-Art, or MODE-ART), produced costume jewelry from the 1950s through the 1970s Arthur Pepper founded Art/Mode-Art in New York City and the company had a very broad range of designs and styles.
Art jewelry may be signed "ART" in all capital letters. On pieces made after 1955, "ART" is followed by the copyright symbol. Many pieces were signed "ModeArt" or "Mode-Art".
This lovely floral designed necklace, circa 1960's, makes one think of spring and the multitude of spring flowers. The central portion of this gold-tone creation features a row of eleven filigree shaped blossoms and leaves. At each end is an oval linked chain completing the necklace with a simple hook clasp to adjust to the desired length. On each filigree floral shape is attached a soft plastic blossom in soft shades of pastel pink, blue and yellow with a small diamond rhinestone as a center. The leaves are enameled white with a slight pinkish tint. The necklace is 16" in length and is stamped "Art" with the copyright symbol. Near mint condition.