This rare Hebrew CHAI or LIFE Pendent/Necklace pin brooch is Signed PANETTA on the back. In Excellent shape with very little wear to the gold plating. Done in a gold plating this pin measures 1-3/4" wide and 1-3/4 inches high. Weighs 37 grams of total weight. Made of two pieces that are riveted together. Has a hook for a chain or has a locking clasp to be used as a pin or brooch. This is the first time I have had the chance to sell a beautiful and well made piece of Panetta. I bought some Judaica jewelry at an estate sell and this beautiful piece was in there. Panetta was a fine costume jewelry maker who has their jewelry have the look of fine jewelry. Panetta jewelry was always expensive. Panetta jewelry is rare on the collectible market because of the high price and because it was never produced in large quantities. A fine quality vintage pendent or pin by a great designer c1950s. *Beneditto Panetta was a maker of fine jewelry in Italy and then in New York. He worked for Peninno and Trifari. After WWII, he and his two sons started Panetta, making costume jewelry using the highest quality materials.
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