Gorgeous, this set will take your breath away with its beauty, signed De Mario NY, of course! One strand of topaz crystals with rhinestone rhondelles, one strand of baroque pearls also with rhondelles, an incredible centerpiece of rhinestones, one crystal, rows of more rhinestones in clear, and faux seed pearls on brass lily pads, all attached to a filigree brass back bearing the DeMario NY mark.The clasp is a hook and chain with a rhinestone-studded lily pad on the hook, and a crystal chain which are both attached to pearl and rhinestone studded end findings = every tiny detail is exquisite! The necklace is adjustable 14 1/2"-15 1/2", so it is choker length. The matching clip back earrings are also signed DeMario. They measure 1 1/2" long.
The only flaws I can find is one rhinestone rhondelle on the necklace is missing its rhinestones, and there is a little surface wear on some of the tiny imitation seed pearls, and a few may be replacements. None of this is distracting or noticeable unless you examine it closely, and the set wears beautifully.
Many people believe Robert DeMario was a disciple of Miriam Haskell, but the Haskell company denies he ever worked for them. His designs are quite similar, and are very collectible in their own right. They are getting harder to find every day.
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