Aurora borealis rhinestones were created mid century (circa 1955). The stones were an immediate sensation and success. Costume jewelry companies seized the moment, utilizing this new process to enhance color, sparkle, and of course, sales. The aurora borealis rhinestone became the new standard of excellence. It remains popular to this day.
Featured is a '60s vintage aurora borealis rhinestone three piece set in gold tone. These classic ab stones have the golden highlights with hints of pink and violet. The parure includes a necklace with rigid cascades of chaton rhinestones and strategically placed marquises, a five row bracelet with three stations of baguette channels, and climber style clip earrings, laden with marquise and chaton rhinestones.
The necklace is adjustable to about 15 1/2 inches with hook closure. The decorative center spans approximately 7 inches. Maximum width is about 1 3/8 inches with a 3/8 inch profile or height. The bracelet is about 7 inches long with fold over clasp and detachable safety chain x 7/8 inch wide. Extra large climber clip earrings that follow the ear up are an incredible 1 3/4 inches x 1 inch. Marquise rhinestones (all have large flat tables) are approximately 10 millimeters x 5 millimeters; chatons range from 3 millimeters to 5 millimeters and baguettes are about 5 millimeters x 4 millimeters. Weight of the three piece parure is approximately 90 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant, retaining ab finish and exemplary color and sparkle. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All settings secure. All soldering secure. No twists or bends to metal components. All pieces retain shape and alignment. Gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. All clasps and clips secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The set is not signed. Presentation is phenomenal. The quintessential aurora borealis rhinestone parure, circa 1960s.
Step into the light of the aurora borealis. A triple play at Cody's.
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