Rhinestone Vintage Wedding Choker Necklace bearing the signature "Jeanne" dating from the 1950s. Jeanne was a name used by designer and jewelry maker Mark Dottenheim of New York City. He began designing and marketing jewelry in 1919 and probably continued until the 1970s. Little is known about the company in the later years. He started in 1919 producing jewelry with faux or synthetic pearls set in gold tone mounting and colored non-precious stones in figural designs. Only in the mid 20th century do you find clear rhinestones and then mostly in bracelets and brooches.
This beautiful bit of bling would help you sparkle down the aisle on your big day. It's perfect for the plunging necklines of today's wedding dress designs. However, if you've been married a few years as I have been, it makes a perfect evening necklace and catches a "glint" even if the lights are low. All of the stones are prong set and set in rhodium plated base metal. It has a stunning well designed center element that will sit right in the center of your neck. The center piece has a three dimensional look and is 1" wide and sits 1/2" off the necklace itself. The necklace will extend to a maximum of 16", and is signed on the back.
Good vintage condition with small loss of plating on the reverse. All stones clear and intact. Age, 1950sto 1960s