Vintage Castlecliff 3 strand faceted rhondel iridescent glass element necklace with an ornate gold plated oak leaf signed clasp and 2 pair of earrings is being offered for your consideration. It's unusual to have both the day and night earrings still together with the necklace today; but during the 40's & 50's even if the necklace did not come with two pair of earrings many women purchased a second pair, if they intended to wear the necklace for both day and evening, my mom did this routinely. All the pieces are in excellent vintage condition!
Castlecliff's ad motto starting in 1945 until their end in 1970 was "The Talked about Jewelry" and almost every piece of it we have picked up makes us realize why! Beautiful designs, components, construction and execution, rank this company among the finest jewelry companies the U.S.A. has ever produced. Prior to Castlecliff the company began life in 1937 as Castlemark and signed its creations briefly by the same name, from 1941 until the name change to Castlecliff in 1945; finding some of these early signed scarce pieces can truly be a FIND! Wonderful designers too; a name like Larry Vrba, had his historical design beginnings there as head designer. Fascinating, beautiful and innovative pieces like this one remain in excellent condition after all these years for good reason and their jewelry is always on our hunt list.
This elegant set's necklace is hand knotted, each dazzling iridescent faceted rhondel has a tiny glass iridescent bead between it and the one next to it, just as if it were a knot of an exquisite pearl necklace. The shortest strand of the necklace measures 14 inches with a 2 1/2 inch extension for lengthening it to over 16 inches; the beautiful ornate gold plated oak leaf end decorations are both signed, Castlecliff, on their undersides. The cluster style and larger pair of the two pairs of earrings measures 3/4 inch in diameter and 9/16 proud; it is signed, Castlecliff on the clipback's topside and Pat.Pend. on its backside. The more sophisticated pair is angular or baroque in iridescent appearance and is lighter, perhaps of the "new Lucite material" of the time, and has the adjustable tension clip backs, so there is no worry with them being too tight, too loose or uncomfortable; you can adjust them easily and quickly to the perfect fit. These display only desirable age appropriate mellowing and light wear to the finish nothing that detracts from their stunning appeal only that that affirms their age and authenticity. Brenda's Treasure's is critical of what is offered here so you will be happy with your purchase! This set will be a pure joy for wear or display for many years, occasions, seasons, events and ensembles to come! (H039)
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