A vintage gold plated on brass "Grosse" necklace , made in 1962 in Germany ,stamped with date and country of origin. The "Grosse" company ,in Germany has long produced Christian Dior jewellery and had their own line of Modernist high fashion costume jewellery,and gold and silver jewellery. This necklace measures 18 inches long and 1/2 of an inch wide. It is clearly stamped "Grosse, 1962, Made In Germany" on the back of the clasp. The condition is good. The clasp is working well. Some of the plating is worn from the back of the necklace, but it doesn't affect the look of the necklace at all. I might be a romantic, but these were the real fashion times in Europe!!! When the big designers were still alive and creating and we here in the "New World" looked to Europe for the "latest"!!!! This necklace has to be worn to be appreciated. It feels comfortable and looks very beautiful. I love the "classical" look of the design on the brass. This is very elegant, and both an excellent winter or summer look.