You are hanging out at a country farm when you wear this fun, Flying Colors ceramic necklace that features a black and white cow, complete with its yellow cowbell, flanked by pink and green foliage. The rest of the necklace is round black beads and creamy tube beads. My customers love these ceramic necklaces because they are creative, beautifully designed, and oftentimes reflect a whimsical artistry - and so very collectible!
Measurements: The necklace is approximately 17 inches (43.2 cm) long with a screw together barrel clasp. The cow is about 1.25 inches wide and tall.
Condition: The necklace is in excellent condition overall with a tiny chip to the enamel on the inside bottom of both hooves - barely visible if you look at just the right angle (see last photo). Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: The necklace is signed "Flying Colors" on the back side of the cow.
Company History: The original company was called Parrot Pearls and was founded in 1975 in San Francisco. Their easily recognizable pieces are ceramic jewelry in fanciful shapes such as animals, flowers, and incorporating colorful beads made into necklaces and pins. These were artisan companies with hand finished products. Parrot Pearls split off in the 1980's into Flying Colors (run by former Parrot Pearl employees) and into Ruby Z, owned by two of the original founders of PP, Bean Finneran and Candace Loheed. The Ruby Z, Flying Colors and Parrot Pearls were never mass produced and have been featured in collectors' books such as Ann Mitchell Pitman's "Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2" (pages 7 -13) and Kathy Flood's "Warman's Jewelry Guide, 4th Ed." (pages 219 - 221).
NOTE: We are huge fans of all three companies and you can do a shop search of any of the company names and all inventory from any of the three companies will show up. They tend to "fly out" of my shop!