Great find! Exquisite necklace by Hobe consists of a 1/8" thick flexible snake chain with a center drape featuring shimmering sparkling Swarovski rhinestones. Center piece includes baguettes with chains of suspended round chaton rhinestones connected at the bottom to a splayed display of baguette stones. The bottom snake chain is joined at the center and at the sides where the baguettes are. This bottom chain forms a lovely divided drape. Shepherds hook closure on one end and a charming crystal and faux pearl accent at the end. The chain and shepherds hook enable this necklace to be adjusted.
Comes with original Hobe paper tag. Tag not in the best condition- a couple of spots and slight peeling, as can be expected - it's old.
Matching earrings feature crystal clear baguette and chaton rhinestones. Each earring center has three suspended chains with finishing accents of clear chaton rhinestones forming a chevron design at the end. The chains are connected to the back of the earring and peep out through the center hole in the earring. Very secure, as the striking disc is affixed to these chains. Stones in the earrings are the same type as the necklace, but done on a smaller scale. They look fabulous with the necklace. Earrings are signed Hobe'. Comfortable clip on screw back combination backs assure you of a comfortable secure fit.
All stones on both the necklace and earrings have been prong set and are alive with fire! They glimmer, shimmer and sparkle and catch and throw light like crazy.
Necklace measures 17-3/4" end to end. It adjusts from 13-1/2" to 16-1/4" wearable length. The centerpiece is 1-7/8" W x 1-1/2"L. Each large baguette is slightly over 1/4" long. Earrings measure a smidge over 1-1/4" L x 3/4"W. Each baguette is just wee bit less than 1/4" long.
Hobe used an exclusive process of electro plating using 22K gold to plate their pieces. Hobe' was founded by Jacque Hobe in France in 1887. His son, William, came to America and started the Hobe' company in 1927. Hobe was now being produced in the USA. Prior to starting this company, William, made jewelry for the Ziegfeld Follies. Some say that Florenz Ziegfeld termed the jewelry that complemented the costumes that were designed as costume jewelry. During the 1940's and 50's, "A list" Hollywood stars such as Ava Gardner, Bette Davis and many more were wearing Hobe' jewelry pieces.
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