Hobe's long association with the stage and screen is well documented. From bedecking the Ziegfeld Follies in the '20s to bedazzling the stars of television and movies, the company's "Jewels of Legendary Splendor" remained in the spotlight from 1927-1995.
The wonderful three piece set presented, circa 1960, utilizes faux pearls, clear seed beads, and aqua and Bermuda blue bugle beads. The necklace's bilateral silver tone chain links alternates with clear seed beads. Center span is headed by clear seed beads dangling with strands of faux pearl and aqua and deep blue tube / bugle beads. Matching memory wire expandable three row bracelet is wrapped with faux pearls and clear seed beads. At each end three pompoms of bugle bead fringe in complimenting colors of aqua and blue dangle. Climber style clip earrings with faux pearls / seed pearls along with wired tube beads in aqua and deep blue complete the set.
The necklace is adjustable to about 18 1/2 inches with hook closure and charmed extension end. Decorative center spans about 10 1/4 inches and dangles to 1 1/2 inches. Wrap bracelet's inside relaxed circumference is about 5 inches. It will expand to fit most wrist sizes -- optimally to about 6 1/2 inches - 7 inches. Earrings are approximately 1 1/2 inches x 1/2 inch. Weight of the three piece set is about 62 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All faux pearls retain nacre and sheen. All bugle / tube / seed beads intact with no breaks. All fringe dangles intact. All wiring secure. Memory wire bracelet retains all flex and grip. No stretch out. Earrings' beads securely wired. Original clips with signature Hobe roller balls strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The necklace's original hook is signed: "HOBE'" with registration symbol. Each original earring clip is signed within a rectangular cartouche: "HOBE"". The bracelet is not signed but is a definite part of the set. Circa 1960s.
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