Hollycraft's 1950s vintage popular pastel palette became a signature look for the company. Myriad shapes of rhinestones in characteristic shades of blues, greens, pinks and purples often shared the stage with faux seed pearls. Classic designs in antiqued finishes, rope chains and distinctive rhinestone set fold over clasps were hallmarks of the Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company. Jewelry was signed (some dated) from circa 1948 until the company ceased operations in 1971.
The antiqued gold tone necklace presented, copyrighted 1951, consists of bilateral rope chains secured with a rhinestone embellished fold over clasp. Decorative span is flanked by links set with rhinestones in pink and blue rhinestones and small simulated pearls. A center medallion sporting imitation pearls and pink. blue and green rhinestones is suspended with a shield pendant, richly adorned in complementing colored rhinestones, a single olivine oval and seed pearls. Stone cuts include chaton, pear, oval and square. Created in 1951, the necklace embodies Hollycraft's preeminent pastel palette of the period.
The necklace is a fixed approximate 15 inches with fold over clasp. Decorative center spans about 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/8 inches at it's longest or widest point. Simulated pearls range from 3 - 4 millimeters; rhinestones from 4 - 8 millimeters and tiny accent rhinestones, 2 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is approximately 30 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining colors and sparkle. Faux pearls retain nacre and luster -- a tiny pin prick here and there -- no peeling or stains. Some gold tone wear to chain and reverse contact points, common in Hollycraft pieces of the era. All connections secure. Chain free from kinks or crush. Clasp strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Finish wear as noted. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of necklace pendant is signed on crest cartouches: "HOLLYCRAFT" and "COPR. 1951". Circa 1951.
Pastels and pearls. Hollycraft paints the picture. At Cody's.
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Hollycraft 1951 Rhinestone Faux Pearl Pendant Necklace