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WELCOME TO MY MONTHLY FIND. Look and feel amazing with this summer perfect Flying Colors Sunbathers necklace and earring set. Subscribe to my shop (heart symbol) to get first look at new arrivals, price changes, etc. in my shop's vintage, mostly designer signed costume jewelry; and for vintage clothes, purses and hats. I have extensive inventory of the ceramic jewelry of the related companies of Parrot Pearls, Flying Colors and Ruby Z. To see them all, enter the word "ceramic" into my shop search.
It's always summer when you wear this vintage, Flying Colors sunbather / beach ball themed ceramic necklace. The sunbather is one guy in the middle (complete with hair on his chest!) flanked by two bikini clad ladies. The details are amazing: each has his/her own designed beach towel, with magazines (Elle for one, Vogue for the other) or tanning oil next to them. The figures are raised up from their beach towels. The chain is medium blue round beads. The earrings are the beach balls you see on the necklace. This is a high end Flying Colors set at its most creative and fun!
Measurements: The necklace is 20 inches (50.8 cm) in length with screw barrel clasp. Each sunbather is approximately 2 inches wide by 1.25 inches tall (5.1 X 3.2 cm.). The pierced earrings are approximately 1.25 inches in diameter.
Condition: The necklace is in excellent vintage condition with no chips and minimal crazing to the glaze. Please review all photographs carefully, as they form an important part of the description.
Marks: It is signed on the back of middle sunbather "Flying Colors” with the copyright symbol. No signature on the earrings, which is nearly always the case.
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 two of its 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 of the Flying Colors, Parrot Pearls, Ruby Z inventory will show up.
International Customers: This is a heavy necklace that goes over the 8 ounce limit first tier pricing for international shipments. The price quoted is a discount to its actual cost - good news is that the next weight tier is 16 ounces so you can add other piece(s) to this one for no additional shipping cost (up to 16 ounces).
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: multi, Size: 20 in; 1.25 in.
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Vintage Flying Colors Ceramic Sunbathers Necklace and Beach Ball Earrings
$192 SALE PENDING
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