This extraordinary necklace from MONET has a thick chain link with elongated oval dangles. It is signed MONET on the inside of the fishhook clasp and measures 17 inches long. This heavy necklace can be seen in the book entitled "MONET: The Master Jewelers" by Alice Vega on page 131. The author dates the necklace to the 1950's but indicated it may also be from the late 1940's. Condition is excellent.
According to Ms. Vega, Monet was launched in 1937. The company quickly became known for its quality, especially their high quality plating. The goal was to "serve women of discriminating taste with jewelry that looked real and at a price they could afford to pay" according to Michael Chernow, company founder.