Charel -- one of the kingpins of thermoset jewelry. Myriad shapes and colors were utilized in it's '50s-'60s vintage creations -- chunky plastic jewelry that has come into it's own. Our set, in pearlescent salmon and light gold tone, has geometric overtones with trapezoid shapes enveloped in golden settings. Mid century modern designs were seen in everything from homes to jewels and Charel threw it's hat into the middle of the ring.
The parure includes the necklace, adjustable to about 16 inches with charmed extension chain and hook style closure -- decorative center spanning approximately 9 inches x 3/4 inch x 1/4 inch; the bracelet, at about 7 1/2 inches x 1 inch with fold over clasp and the matching clip earrings, at approximately 1 inch x 3/4 inch. Weight of the set is about 132 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All thermoset inserts retain even, pearlescent color with no damage. Typical gold tone wear (minor) on reverse of necklace / bracelet. Some slight adhesive discoloration inherent on thermoset jewelry. Extension chain ball charm has a brass tone patina. Necklace hook, bracelet clasp and earring clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. Clean and RTW or display.
All pieces signed. The necklace on it's hook: "CHAREL" and on reverse of end link: "CHAREL" with copyright symbol preceding. The bracelet on reverse of end link: "CHAREL" with copyright symbol preceding and on each original earring clip: "CHAREL".
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Charel Thermoset Necklace Bracelet Earrings Parure Set