If you know Phyllis vintage jewelry and its history, this is the set to own. It is brilliant and stunning signed Phyllis necklace and bracelet set.
We have not seen this style or design in Phyllis sets before. it must have belonged to someone with very discriminating taste.
The style is amazing, the quality is over the top. it is feminine, yet substantial. It is a rare beauty. It is regal and elegant and certainly a piece to bring out for special occasions.
Both pieces test positive for "between 10 and 14K" gold fill. Phyllis jewelry is consistently made with 1/20 12K gold fill.
Both bracelet and necklace feature the Phyllis maker's mark in script on the reverse which reads "Phyllis" in slanted script.
The Phyllis designer line was distributed by the M. & S. Manufacturing Co., Inc. in 1946.
À la Grace Kelly, this set is fit for a princess, with a sparkling, feminine array of dazzling, white rhinestones.
At the center of each piece is a large "flower" comprised of marquise-cut "petals" surrounding gold-tone filigree, a circle of smaller round-cut rhinestones and an enormous chaton at the center.
Two open filigree shapes are held to the centerpiece with small loops. Four marquise-cut stones of varying size are prong-set to the surface.
Both the necklace and bracelet are of a 10mm wide, flat chain that has great articulation.
The necklace as a very unique clasp. Each side of the necklace chain fit snugly into a "c" shaped clasp and they can be pulled to lengthen or shorten the necklace length.
The back of the "c" clasp is marked, "Pat.Pend".
The bracelet features a simple fold over clasp.
Some of the rhinestones show very slight darkening but, overall, the necklace is in wonderful vintage condition.
Phyllis jewelry is very collectible because there isn't much on the market, and it was made for only a short time.
It is rare to find a necklace and bracelet set. This one is especially beautiful with timeless elegance.
It sparkles and shines brilliantly. It was difficult for us to put on line, because we all wanted to keep it. It is the sparkle and the design that makes it so exceptional.
It looks really amazing worn and will certainly garnet a lot of attention.
If you are a collector of vintage, high end costume jewelry, this will make a wonderful, wearable addition.
Measurements: Bracelet: 7" long, Flat chain is 10mm wide, Centerpiece is 1 ½" in diameter, Side pieces are 1" long, 20.8 grams Necklace: 19" long, , Flat chain is 10mm wide, Articulated round chain is 2mm wide, Centerpiece is 1 ½" in diameter, Side pieces are 1" long, 32.1 grams Total weight of set: 52.9 grams (1.87 oz)