One of Hobé's rarer designs with a classic, romantic centerpiece that features beautifully cast flowers and foliage; select petals, leaves and stems rimmed, edged and tipped with glittering accent rhinestones. Each blossom rosette is centered with a creamy simulated pearl surrounded by tiny sparkling chaton rhinestones. The centerpiece is suspended by bilateral links, each generously decorated with floral and foliate motifs and dotted with single rhinestone chatons. Additional bilateral snake / serpentine chains support, culminating in a hook closure and pearl charmed extension link chain. A fine example of the better jewels Hobé created in the early 1950s.
The necklace is adjustable from about 16 1/2 inches to 18 1/2 inches. Decorative center spans approximately 9 inches. Centerpiece is 2 inches x 1 1/2 inches. Centerpiece pearls are 4 millimeters and largest accent rhinestones 2 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is 52.7 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, clear and brilliant. (The images may show the stones darker but in reality they are all clear and bright.) No missing or dead stones. Faux pearls retain all nacre and luster. No chips, nicks or cracks. All links aligned and secure. No dents or improper bends to metal components. Snake chains free from kinks, bends or pulls. All gold tone finish intact, front and back. Closure secure. All components original and correct. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The necklace is signed on reverse within an oval cartouche: "Hobé". no copyright symbol. Circa late 1940s-early 1950s.
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