Purple and fuchsia rhinestones reign in the ravishing rhinestone set in goldtone mesh from vintage Weiss. Circa 1950s-1960s, the three piece parure is dog tooth prong set with variously sized chaton rhinestones, alternating in vibrant purple and fuchsia colors. Coils of tightly woven goldtone mesh accent each piece.
The set includes the necklace, adjustable to about 15 inches with charmed rhinestone extension tail and hook style closure. Width is approximately 3/8 inch. Rhinestones in the necklace are each about 3 millimeters. The bracelet follows, measuring about 7 inches x 1/2 inch with foldover clasp. Bracelet stones are each about 5 millimeters. Completing the set are the screw back dangle earrings, at approximately 1 9/16 inches long and 3/4 inches at their widest point. Largest earring stones are each about 10 millimeters. Weight of the parure is approximately 60 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones intact, with excellent color retention and brilliance. These stones are in gorgeous shades of purple and fuchsia and will be fully appreciated in person. All goldtone finishes intact. All mesh intact with no jagged edges or collapse. Bracelet and necklace clasps, as well as earring screw backs strong and secure. All soldering secure with no loose mesh. no damage / no repairs.
All pieces are signed. The necklace on the reverse of it's extension tail charm with "WEISS". The bracelet on it's foldover clasp with "WEISS" and each earring on it's screw back with "WEISS". No copyright symbols.
Mesh sets were a bit of a departure for Weiss. They are seen far less frequently than many of the standard Weiss production pieces. The parure offered suggests that whether Weiss worked in rhinestones, enamel, beads, bakelite, mesh, or mixed materials, their commitment to quality was paramount.
There are reasons Weiss was among the top three or four firms that ruled the Costume Jewelry Kingdom. The mesh and rhinestone parure pictured is one of many.
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