Top of the line Goldette. Large, faceted, bezel set, clear glass teardrop crystal pendants dangle from heavily coiled golden settings in this sumptuous bib necklace and earrings demi, circa 1960s. Ben Gartner's Circle Jewelry Products of New York City and Providence, circa 1958-1977, specialized in exuberant metal work jewelry. Examples tend to be large and bold, often with Victorian revival / Oriental themes. The set presented from Goldette's premium line, showcases the company's expertise incorporating art glass stones into it's distinctive designs. The necklace features fine rope like strands coiling their way around graduated pear shaped art glass dangles. Alternating settings and bilateral chain links remain open, sans stones. Matching tension control screw / clip earrings consist of a coiled top and single glass pendant drop. In this shop's opinion, some of Goldette's best work. As fun and fashionable as when created some 50 years ago.
The set includes the nine graduated drop necklace with a fixed approximate 15 1/2 inch length. Decorative center spans about 7 inches with the longest dangle dropping some 4 3/4 inches (including integrated oval bail). Largest center crystal is approximately 30 millimeters x 20 millimeters. Earrings are about 2 inches x 1 inch at their widest. Earring crystals are approximately 25 millimeters x 18 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earrings set in an impressive 134 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and correct. All clear, faceted glass crystals free from abrasions, chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. No stains, discoloration or clouds. All gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. All links and soldering secure. Necklace fold over clasp and earrings screw / clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs / no issues. Pristine vintage.
The necklace is signed on it's original fold over clasp in familiar script "goldette" copyright symbol preceding. The necklace dates circa 1960s.
Go for the gold. Go for the Goldette. Fashionable fun. From Cody's.
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