This vintage Parrot Pearls ceramic necklace features five farm animals, perhaps heading back to the barn. They include sheep (one white, one black) at either end, two spotted cows, and a pink pig in the middle. The chain has sky blue tube beads, with various colored disk beads in the center. You're spending a day in the country when you are wearing this cute necklace!
Measurements: The necklace is approximately 18.75 inches (47.6 cm) long with a screw together barrel clasp. The animals vary a bit in size, averaging about 1 inch wide by .675 inches tall. The animals extend about 5 inches across the center, between the two heart beads.
Condition: The necklace is in very good vintage condition. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: The necklace is signed "Parrot Pearls" with the copyright symbol on the round, white bead near the clasp.
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, if you include the key words in descriptions. They tend to "fly out" of my shop!
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Vintage Parrot Pearls Ceramic Farm Animal Choker Necklace
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