This vintage 1970-1980's Parrot Pearls features seven dangling, long leaves in earthy shades of gold, beige, and brown. This is a very nature friendly ceramic necklace!
All three related companies (Parrot Pearls, Flying Colors, and Ruby Z) are amazingly creative; some collectors value Parrot Pearls the most as "the original" and the earliest necklaces.
Measurements: The necklace is 17 inches in length with screw barrel clasp. The seven leaves vary in length from 2.5 - 2.5 inches long.
Condition: The necklace is in good vintage condition. The leaves tend to jostle against one another, resulting in several very small chips in the glaze coating, so that the white ceramic base shows. With those in my personal collection, I will cover the spot with similarly colored magic marker. Please review all photographs carefully, as they form an important part of the description.
Marks: It is signed on the white bead near the clasp "©PARROT PEARLS.”
Company History: 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 and flowers, and incorporate colorful beads. The company called Flying Colors was founded by former employees of Parrot Pearls in the 1980's. Another spin off company was Ruby Z, produced designs until 1995, under the direction of its most famous original partners, Candace Loheed and Bean Finneran. Their work has received multiple references in Ann Pittman's "Inside the Jewel Box" series.
NOTE: We are huge fans of all three companies. Do a shop search using the word "Ceramic" and all our Flying Colors, Parrot Pearls, Ruby Z inventory will show up. Check them out!
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Vintage Parrot Pearls Ceramic Earth Colored Leaves Necklace
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