Reinad of New York City contracted with manufacturers such as Boucher, Carnegie and Eisenberg to produce high quality costume jewelry from circa 1920s-1950s. Also remembered for it's short lived Chanel line of 1941, Reinad succumbed to pressure from France's Chanel and discontinued the name.
Presented is a '50s vintage Reinad collar / choker style three strand necklace comprised of milk glass (sometimes called chalk glass) beads, each connected by looped wires, terminating with beaded gold tone end bars. Necklace is secured via hook closure and beaded extension chain.
Milk glass was extremely popular in the 1950s, used in beaded and molded glass jewelry . It was sometimes called summer, cruise or seasonal jewelry.
The necklace's top strand is adjustable from about 12/ 1/2 inches to 14 inches. Glass beads are approximately 8 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is about 54 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All glass beads retain even white luster / sheen with no chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. All connections secure. Gold tone finish intact, front and back with only the slightest wear on reverse of end bars. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of each end bar is signed in script: "Reinad". Circa 1950s.
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