For the woman who loves to make a statement in how she accessorizes.This is an absolutely stunning signed Panetta triple strand faux pearl necklace. The silver coloured metal oval is intricately set with crystal rhinestones. Accented by an ebony oval, with an ebony accent at North South East and West.The center pendant is 2" in diameter.It has a box style back clasp. The necklace is 17" for a choker length. This piece is absolutely fantastic and in excellent vintage condition.A substantial piece with excellent craftsmanship and weight.These pieces are becoming more difficult to get and are sought after in the market place.
BIO Panetta was started in November of 1945, by Beneditto Panetta, originally a "platinum jeweler" from Naples, Italy. When he came to the United States, he continued to work as a platinum jeweler in New York City. His two sons, Amadeo and Armand, were born in New York and were always involved with jewelry. After the war they started their own company. Their statement of work was "It had to look real or out it went!" . Panetta is a very respected mark. Panetta was never cheap new. If it didn't look 'real', it went back to the drawing board. Panetta prided itself on copying the "fine" look with utmost detail. Panetta jewelry is not as plentiful in the secondary market because of limited production runs and high initial prices. The company was sold in the late '80s to one of their best customers in Japan and closed in 1995