Molten iridescent blue ice and cloudy pink givre beads intrigue in Hobé's magnificent Venetian foiled glass bead and aurora borealis rhinestone rondelle and ball opera length necklace and button style earrings set, circa 1960s. (This style of foiled bead can be seen in a Hobé ad featured in Julia C. Carroll's "Costume Jewelry 202".) The larger filigree crowned foiled beads erupt with black and silvery inclusions akin to molten blue lava. Faceted pink givre glass beads soften the flow. Aurora borealis rhinestone rondelles and balls add complementing dazzle throughout. Hobé's familiar charmed necklace extension tail and hook closure secure. Button style earrings include surrounding rings of faceted saucer shaped crystals, silvery beads, filigree cover plates and signature Hobé roller wheel clip backs.
The single strand necklace is adjustable from about 30 inches to 32 inches with beaded extension chain and hook closure. Large foiled beads are approximately 12-13 millimeters; pink givre crystals, 10 millimeters and rondelle and ball ab chaton rhinestones, 3 and 4 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earrings set is a generous 155.4 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All Venetian beads retain fabulous foiling, colors and iridescence. Givre beads retain cloud like infused colors. All ab rhinestones intact in all components, retaining treatments and brilliance. No off or dead stones. All caps and crowns intact. All necklace links secure. No worries about stringing compromise since all necklace links are wire joined. Earring components remain securely fixed on bases. Earring clips strong and secure with clean pliable roller wheels. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Please note that on many vintage Hobé pieces, metal tones can be a mix of silver, gold and/or brass tones. This may be intentional or resulting patina / wear from time. You will notice on this set that some metal components have silver, gold or brass tone finishes. We believe this is as created and/or commensurate with age and complements rather than devalues.
Each original earring clip signed: "Hobé. The necklace is not signed but a definite part of the set. Circa early 1960s.
Get carried away in the flow of the foil, glow of the givre and radiance of the rhinestone. Dramatic. Dreamy. Dazzling. From Hobé. At Cody's.
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Hobé Venetian Foiled Iridescent Givre Bead Rhinestone Necklace Earrings Set