A double delight from Vendome, circa 1950s-1960s, offers two delicious strands of Montana blue and aurora borealis blue crystals spaced with navy blue bugle beads. Larger crystals are augmented with aquamarine and Montana blue rhinestone caps (one color per side) topped with Montana blue saucer beads. Gold tone end bars and fold over clasp are accented with blue baguette rhinestones. Adjustable tension control screw / clip earrings, follow the theme with color coordinated wired blue crystals, crowned with complementing Montana and aquamarine blue rhinestone caps. Head designer Helen Marion was responsible for Coro's top tier Vendome line, creating some of the most beautiful and enduring crystal, bead and rhinestone jewelry of the period.
The set includes the double strand matinee length necklace, it's top row a fixed approximate 20 1/2 inches and lower at about 22 inches. Largest beads are approximately 12 millimeters. Button style earrings are about 1 inch across with a generous 1/2 inch profile or height. Weight of the necklace and earrings demi is approximately 132 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All beads are glass and free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Sharp, crisp faceting and gorgeous saturated colors. Where applicable, ab finish intact. Rhinestone retain colors and brilliance. Gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Stands appear secure with no slack. Earring wiring secure. Necklace clasp and earring screws / clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Necklace is signed on the reverse of fold over clasp: "VENDOME" with copyright symbol preceding. Each original earring clip is signed: "VENDOME" copyright symbol preceding. Each earring screw pad is also stamped with the patent number: "2,809,501" corresponding to the year 1957. The markings, in conjunction with design, style, materials, construction, overall presentation and available reference guides date this set to circa 1957-1960s. A Helen Marion design for Vendome.
Bask in a bit of French blue. Via Vendome. Connections at Cody's.
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