Carol Dauplaise, employed with Miriam Haskell from 1959-1979, launched her own brand in the late 1970s. Much of the skill acquired at Haskell can be seen in her work. Designs encompass a fresh, new look issued in with an attitude shift in the '70s-'80s. Beads became larger, even enormous with spacers taking on a bold importance. Dauplaise embraced the changing times.
The single strand necklace presented, circa 1970s-1980s, features graduated beads in a bone white shade showcasing three large opaque, rose quartz colored glass beads. Spacers include silver tone metal bead rosettes and deeply ribbed pewter tone saucer rings. A locking slide clasp secures.
The necklace measures an approximate fixed 17 inches with locking slide clasp. (inserting end ring and pushing secures while pushing the ring releases lock allowing disconnection.) Beads range in size from about 11 millimeters to 20 millimeters. Necklace weight is approximately 82 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All beads and spacers free from damage. No stains or discoloration to beads. Age appropriate metal patina. Necklace appears securely strung with no slack or over pull. Clasp secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The necklace's original clasp is signed on one side: "DAUPLAISE", the other: "3,984,900" (the slide clasp patent number issued in 1976). Interestingly Haskell's slide clasp, patent number 3,427,601, was granted in 1969. This type of closure was used primarily in the 1970s-1980s.
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