Goldette of New York is known perhaps most famously for it's Victorian Revival pieces. We go a different direction offering a creation featuring a bit of Byzantine Revival and it's wonderful open work, beading, granulation and roped details. The necklace's center panel displays fret work with tiny rosettes arching above an unfoiled, open back, demi lune purple art glass stone. (The stone reminds us of a stained glass pane.) Seven dangles are suspended, each including two bezel framed, simulated amethyst faceted round glass crystals. The pendant is hung with double bilateral chains, each of different linkage and gauge. Single, central stations of imitation amethyst crystals tie it all together. The necklace is secured with the distinctive Goldette fold over clasp. Matching dangle earrings (so difficult to find with their necklace counterpart) are the adjustable, tension control screw clip backs for added security and comfort. Each is comprised of three dangles culminating with purple faceted glass rounds. Goldette dots every "i" and crosses every "t" . An outstanding, premium quality demi.
The necklace's wearable length is a fixed approximate 27 inches with fold over clasp. The pendant adds 4 1/4 inches for a total length of approximately 31 1/4 inches. Maximum width of the pendant is about 2 inches. Center panel stone is about 18 millimeters x 10 millimeters. Crystal rounds are approximately 5 millimeters. The earrings measure about 2 3/8 inches x 7/8 inch at their widest point. Weight of the demi is approximately 100 grams.
Condition is pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. All purple glass stones free from chips nicks, cracks, or breaks. Necklace clasp and earring clips / screws strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Pristine vintage.
The necklace is signed on it's fold over clasp in familiar script "Goldette" and "N.Y." followed by the copyright symbol. The earring screw heads are stamped with a patent number. Although there are no maker's marks, the earrings are a definite part of this demi. Please...keep those sets together!
Goldette's statement set . Viable vintage. From Cody's.
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