Tara Fifth Avenue began it's business in New York around the 1950s, then moved to California in 1965. Most research indicates that they were in business during the '50s and '60s. DeLizza & Elster ( D & E ) made some jewelry for Tara. Since Tara was in business for a relatively short time, examples of it's signed jewelry are limited. The set offered is a wonderful representation, dating from the 1950s to early 1960s. In finely textured, brushed light gold tone metal, the heavy link necklace begins with a bold twist at top, with the remaining portion of the design looped through and down. The vertical portions are slightly arched, fitting beautifully about the neck. Matching clip earring follow the theme with two graduated twists of complimenting material. A very tailored, captivating design -- wish I knew it's name!
The set includes the necklace, adjustable to about 16 inches with charmed extension chain and hook style closure. Decorative center spans about 12 inches, the entire length san extension chain. Width is approximately 1 inch. Earrings complete the demi, at about 1 inch x 3/4 inch with a 1/2 inch profile. Weight of the set is a very generous approximate 122 grams. Earrings are quite light and comfortable at about 15 grams, the pair. The necklace is heavy, making up the remaining 107 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All component original and intact. Light gold tone finishes intact. Necklace shows very minor, age appropriate finish wear, most on top twist contact points, on reverse only. No dents or improper bends. Earring clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs.
Reverse of a necklace end link is signed within a rectangular cartouche: "TARA". Each original earring clip is faintly but visibly signed "TARA".
The company you keep. Tara. Making life a little more beautiful.
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