Panetta came to New York in the 1930s and made fine jewelry until WWII, afterward he and his sons opened a costume jewelry business using the techniques of fine jewelry. This lariat necklace has a bright gold plated chain and black stones that are bezel set. The wearable length of the necklace is 26" and a drop of 5 1/2", including the focal point of 1 1/8". Excellent vintage condition. 1970s-1980s.