This Ruby Z ceramic sunfish necklace was designed by Bean Finneran. The bright yellow sunfish has a chain of ceramic tubes and beads in blue, yellow and white. This is a very cheerful necklace that will brighten up not only your day, but everyone else's, too.
Measurements: The choker necklace is 16.5 inches long with a screw together barrel clasp. The sunfish is about 3 inches wide by 2.25 inches tall.
Condition: This necklace is in excellent condition. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an essential part of the description.
Marks: A bead near the clasp is marked "©Ruby Z" on one side and "BEAN FINNERAN" on the other.
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. In my experience, Finneran designs are more scarce than Loheed, although both are very highly regarded. Their work has received multiple references in Ann Pittman's "Inside the Jewel Box" series.
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Vintage Ruby Z Ceramic Yellow Sunfish Necklace By Bean Finneran
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