Vintage Pre 1955 Vendome Triple Strand Necklace of Beautiful Austrian Aurora Borealis Crystals, Raspberry-Pink-Red "Sugar" Beads and Green Crystals the color of peridots.
Created as the top-of-the-line division of Coro in 1944, named after the Place Vendome in Paris, the famous shopping spot in Paris with the finest international jewelers, haute couture fashion houses and the luxurious Hotel Ritz Paris. The name chosen for this new line in the post World War II period was meant to evoke the glamour and excitement of Paris and the flair of French fashion. So much care and attention to even the smallest detail is seen in the costume jewelry signed Vendome and often seen with a French Fleur de Lis charm hanging from an extender chain .
Vendome necklace and earring sets were a mix of the finest faux pearls, sparkling crystals, rhinestones, unusual art glass beads in various colors and in the case of my vintage necklace and earrings set - "sugar" beads, capturing the appearance of berries, each colorful bead stands out as it is placed between small green crystals representing leaves. You will see the smallest attention to detail in the placement of 3 aurora borealis baguettes on each clasp end and one baguette on the top of the J hook. The only metals on the necklace are the silver-tone end clasps, extender chain and Vendome Fleur de Lis that dangles from the extender.
Each clip earring is signed Vendome on the back and the back of the necklace J hook, since there is no copyright C the set dates to pre 1955. Considering the set is approximately 60 years old it is in very fine vintage condition and was hardly ever worn. Please note some of the "sugar" in the earrings is worn because it's almost impossible to hold and put on the earrings without touching the beads. The clip earrings are tight and comfortable to wear and measure approximately 1" high.
The necklace is graduated with smaller crystals and smaller "sugar" beads near the ends. There are three sizes of "sugar" beads - the smallest 8mm, increasing to 10mm and 12mm in the center and they are randomly placed between the aurora borealis crystals to keep them apart.
The shortest strand measures 14", the center strand 15", the longest bottom strand 16" with a 2-1/4" extender chain.
Vendome succeeded in capturing the glow and sparkle of Paris in this brilliant three strand aurora borealis crystal necklace and earring set.
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