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This Parrot Pearls ceramic necklace features six curvy red hearts. They are on a chain of ceramic baby blue beads. Now you can really wear your heart on your sleeve - I mean neck! The heart motif was a favorite of all the related companies of Parrot Pearls, Flying Colors and Ruby Z.
Measurements: The choker length necklace is 15.5 inches long (39.4 cm) with a screw together barrel clasp. There is also a safety chain to connect the two ends - something I have never seen on a Parrot Pearls necklace before, so likely to have been added by a previous owner. Hearts vary in size from 1.25 to 1.75 inches tall.
Condition: This necklace is in very good condition with a minimal amount of crazing to the glazed ceramics. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: A bead near the clasp is marked "©Parrot Pearls." On the reverse side is the date: "12-76." I have never seen one dated before, so that is an extra bonus of information. That would date this necklace to the second year the company was in business.
The original company, Parrot Pearls, and was founded in 1975 in San Francisco. Their trademark, easily recognizable pieces are hand made ceramic jewelry in fanciful shapes such as animals, flowers, and incorporate colorful beads made into necklaces and pins. The company called Flying Colors was founded by former employees of Parrot Pearls in the 1980's. Another spin off company was Ruby Z, which produced designs until 1995, under the direction of its most famous original partners, Candace Loheed and Bean Finneran. Over the past three years, there has been a significant increase in their value as more aficionados actively collect their work. Their work has received multiple references in Ann Pittman's "Inside the Jewel Box" series.
Note: We are huge fans of all three companies and you can enter any of their names and all will show up if you include descriptions - check them out!
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Vintage Parrot Pearls Curvy Hearts Ceramic Choker Necklace
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