This vintage 1980's - early 1990's Ruby Z Ceramic Parrot necklace is ready to fly into your life! The necklace features a colorful orange parrot with a green and yellow wing. The rest of the necklace is reddish orange tube beads and yellow, pale orange and green round beads. The necklaces produced by Ruby Z are unique and creative; which is why my customers love them!
Measurements: The parrot is approximately 2.5 inches tall by 1.25 wide; the necklace is 19 inches (48 cm) long with a barrel clasp.
Condition: This necklace is in very good vintage condition with a tiny chip on the side of the green wing (not noticeable). There is minimal crazing that is typical of vintage ceramic jewelry. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they form an important part of the description.
Marks: The gray bead near the clasp reads "Ruby Z" and "Candace Loheed" on the reverse.
Company History: The original company, Parrot Pearls, was founded in 1975 in San Francisco. Their trademark, easily recognizable pieces are ceramic necklaces and pins in fanciful shapes such as animals, flowers, and themed motifs that all incorporate colorful beads. 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 Ruby Z, owned by two of the original founders of PP, Bean Finneran and Candace Loheed. The Ruby Z, Flying Colors and Parrot Pearls 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. Do a shop search using the word "Ceramic" and all we currently have in inventory will show up. At the time of this listing, I have a very similar parrot necklace from the earlier Parrot Pearls (FLY.223)
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Vintage Ruby Z Ceramic Parrot Pendant Necklace by Candace Loheed
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