A perfect match beats a great marriage any day of the week...or so it goes in the world of vintage costume jewelry sets and suites and such. Laguna makes it all happen with this super sweet black beauty of a demi. Four graduated rows of luxurious faceted jet black glass beads wrap around the neck for shimmer and shine beyond compare. Silvertone end bars crank it up a notch set with brilliant crystal clear chaton rhinestones. Matching domed button style clip earrings are wired with tiers of complementing beads. Laguna lives up to it's name as a premier maker of vintage bead jewelry. Anything but basic black.
The demi includes the four strand necklace, it's top strand adjustable to about 16 inches with bead extension tail and hook style closure. Beads are graduated and range in size from the smallest at about 5 millimeters to the largest at 9 millimeters. Round clip earrings are approximately 1 inch across with a 1/2 inch dome. Weight of the set is a substantial approximate 152 grams.
Condition is excellent 1950-1960 vintage. The beads retain sharp facets with outstanding luster and shine. They are every bit as fresh and fine and the day created. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Silvertone end bars retain finish. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. There are no faded, yellow, dark or dead stones. All necklace strands appear secure with no slack or over-pull. All drape beautifully. All wiring on earrings appears secure. Earrings retain silvertone finish with clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. One small note: there is some age related silvertone finish loss on necklace hook and extension tail bead wires.
Each original earring clip is signed "LAGUNA". Original necklace hook signed "LAGUNA". No copyright symbol is used.
When it comes to beads, no one does it better than Laguna.
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