Aurora Borealis Crystal and Rhinestone Festoon Waterfall Necklace. Un-signed Hobe.
This wonderful piece of Hollywood Glam dates to c1940 and is a super piece of early Bling! And I am sure is an unsigned Hobe piece.
Featuring 105 clear Aurora Borealis Crystals hanging from a row of 29 sparkling elongated foil backed Rhinestones, which in turn hang from an equal number of sparkling claw-set Rhinestones, this is a real statement piece.
Un-signed, but clearly a high end designer piece and in my opinion..Hobe, the AB crystal strands flash fire and multi colors in all directions.
It is secured by the original simple hook and loop fastening on a row of fine brass chain linked AB crystals.
The Waterfall effect dangles from 1/2" at the side to a central depth of 3 1/2" and the necklace itself is 17".
The Hobe Cie jewelry company was founded by French jeweler Jacques Hobe in 1887 but it was his son William who opened the American offshoot in 1927 and is credited with coining the phrase 'costume jewelry'. He began by making for Ziegfield Follies and became a Hollywood favourite. Many of the silver screen's biggest stars were fans of his jewelry pieces. This one dates to c1940 a la Bette Davis and Ava Gardner.
All stones are original and there are no dull ones. The gold tone is untarnished and the Vintage condition is very good.
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