I love this Unsigned Beauty with the Bound hearts and Faux Pearls. I call them “Bound Hearts” because they are attached to several rows of cable link chain and sequestered between luminous faux pearls.
There are 7 gold-tone hearts covered in a pattern of tiny vines and flowers. Between each heart is a prong set and lustrous faux pearl that sits higher than the hearts on the bracelet. All of this is attached to beautiful large gold-tone cable chains running down the center and accented with smaller chain links that give the bracelet a defined border.
Measuring 7 ½ inches long and ¾ inches wide it does have some weight to it, a full 2 ounces in fact so it is not meant for the faint of heart! It comes with a security chain for your peace of mind though so no worries about loosing it if you accidentally pop the clasp.
Condition is Excellent Vintage, once again I can find no chips, marks or loss of “wonderful” to tell you about. It is definitely a vintage quality piece, and I would assume that the maker used a hang tag to identify themselves. I continue to try and find makers of unsigned pieces even after listing them so I would update it here for you. (oh, and do understand that any dark you see on the bracelet is reflection of my camera. I take close up high resolution photos for you and reflection happens.)
FYI: The Estate sale was for items owned by William and Susan Ecenbarger.
William won the Pulitzer Prize for General news in 1980 for his outstanding reporting of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident coverage. (TMI to us locals)
He was a reporter and and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer in his day and also Freelanced with his work having been published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Esquire, Audubon and other leading newspapers and magazines.
William wrote historical books too; “Walkin' the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon”, published in 2000 and “Glory by the Wayside: The Old Churches of Hawaii which was co-authored by his wife Susan (who also did the principal photography for the book). This was released in 2008. He not only won the Pulitzer, but in his writing career he also won the George Polk Aware, and the Lowell Thomas Travel Writer of the Year among others.
I am assuming that Susan was the collector of the fabulous jewelry I saw there. Be sure to find the other offerings of Eisenberg Weiss and Pell that I have for you here in my shop.