Bead dazzled with Hattie Carnegie's '50s-'60s vintage three piece parure featuring a nine strand necklace, wide three row wrap bracelet and chunky clip earrings, all in glorious opaque glass beads -- shiny white rhomboids, saucers and seed beads, satiny finished white and violet, cobalt and midnight blue striped / striated / swirled free forms and additional faceted white rounds and wired strings of blue and white striped cubes in the earrings. Bead choices, color arrangements, interspersion, construction and presentation -- all top notch Carnegie. A fabulous extravaganza from bead meister Miss Hattie.
The parure includes the nine strand necklace, attached to textured silver tone end bars, adjustable to about 19 inches with hook style closure and beaded extension tail. The strands are approximately the same length and when placed side by side flush, measure about 2 inches wide. Keep in mind that the strands will overlap for a variable width when worn. The wrap memory wire bracelet with stabilizer bars will fit most wrists. It's inside circumference in it's relaxed state is approximately 5 inches. It will comfortably accommodate wrists to about 6 1/2 - 7 inches. At it's widest point the bracelet measures about 1 1/4 inches. Silver tone clip earrings complete the set, at approximately 1 1/8 inches x 7/8 inch with a 1/2 inch profile. Beads are wired and / or pronged onto a pierced dome, camouflaged with a silver tone cover plate. Largest beads in all pieces are approximately 12 millimeters x 11 millimeters. Weight of the three piece parure is an incredible approximate 208 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Necklace strands appear secure with no slack or over pull. All silver tone finish intact on necklace end bars, hook and on earring reverses and clips and any additional findings / settings. Bracelet memory wire extremely taut and secure. End charm beads remain intact. No twists, bends or stretch out. Holds firmly to the smallest of wrists. Earring clips strong and secure. Bead wiring appears secure. (One earring cover plate (original) appears to have been tightened to the pierced dome.) All beads in all pieces are glass and are free from chips, nicks, cracks, flea bites or breaks. White beads clean and even bright white. No stains, yellowing or discoloration. Striated, striped and / or swirled beads retain gorgeous violet / cobalt / midnight blue colors. (A subjective color analysis.) Extremely clean. No cosmetic residue nor perfume scent. No damage / no repairs. Near pristine vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed in familiar font: "Carnegie". Although the necklace and bracelet are not signed they are definite pieces of this Hattie Carnegie parure.
Wrap yourself in three pieces of paradise. Enjoy a little heaven on earth. From Hattie Carnegie at Cody's.
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