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Vintage Pennino Necklace Bracelet Earrings Diamante Rhinestones
This vintage Pennino necklace bracelet and earrings set with diamante rhinestones and rhodium plating is a study in elegance created by the three Pennino Brothers. Originally fine jewelers, they were aptly nicknamed the Three Neapolitan Princes since they they were of royal descent, and they are considered one of the premier costume jewelers of the golden age of design. This classic necklace bracelet and earring set, with sparkling clear rhinestones set in exquisite creamy rhodium plating is divine. Romantic in feel, the meandering loops and swirls, with prong set and pave crystals are both opulent and refined. The attention to detail in design and execution is superb, note the bracelet and necklace closures and marvel at the quality, acumen and rigid standards evident in this set. The necklace measures 16 inches and has J hook. The bracelet measures 7 inches and has a fold over clasp and the clip earrings measure 1 inch. The rhinestones are all alive and original as far as I can tell and the heavily rhodium plated backs look fabulous. Each piece is signed Pennino and based on the lack of copyright symbol, this set is pre 1955. Everything shines so brightly it was hard to photograph and any shadows or dark spots are reflections. The pictures were taken in daylight and with and without a flash. I can find no issues at all and consider this to be in excellent vintage condition. The earrings are also marked Pat. Pend. 156452, which is the patent for the clip mechanism. This exquisite and very rare suite of jewelry is heirloom quality and if I had any heirs I would be proud to pass it on and on and on...
Julia Carroll has this to say about Pennino in Collecting Costume Jewelry 101 page 254, and I quote: Pennino jewelry is scarce today. It was not manufactured in great quantities. Any good condition Pennino piece is a solid investment and should increase in value over time. Most collectors appreciate Pennino's elegant and timeless designs.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white / silver, Size: 16,7,1