Benedetto Panetta immigrated to New York City from Italy near the turn of the 20th century. He was employed by Trifari and later Pennino Brothers. In 1945 "Panetta" was born. It's doors closed in 1995. Panetta had worked with fine jewelry prior to his foray into costume and it shows. The same attention paid to diamond and platinum jewelry was implemented into rhinestone and rhodium plated imitations. The up swirled earrings presented, circa 1950s, set with pave rhinestones and faux pearls in rhodium plated metal, exemplify Panetta's timeless, classic design. As close to real as possible -- Panetta.
The clip earrings measure approximately 1 inch across with a 3/8 inch profile or dome. Largest simulated pearls are about 6 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair is approximately 18 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and sparkly. All faux pearls retain nacre and luster. No chips, cracks or peeling. Even creamy color with no stains or "off" pearls. All rhodium plate intact, front and back. Earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Please do keep in mind that the earrings are vintage and will not appear brand new. There is slight age commensurate wear. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed in block caps: "PANETTA" no copyright symbol. The pair date circa 1950s.
Panetta. As fine as faux can get. At Cody's.
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