Fantastic find! This wonderful brightly-colored ceramic necklace features a large central pendant of a parrot measuring almost 3 inches long. The necklace itself measures 15 inches long and is signed on a white bead PARROT PEARLS and RUBYZ. I've never seen a piece that is signed by two of the three California Ceramic companies. Condition is excellent. PARROT PEARLS is the original company, followed by Flying Colors and Ruby Z; these companies were started by employees who left Parrot Pearls for one reason or another. Ann Pitman features an extensive write up on this jewelry as well as several examples in her book entitled "Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2" on pps. 7-11. Parrot Pearls began making jewelry in the mid-1970's and continued for about 20 years.