Glass Opalescent / translucent beads are the stars in Hobe''s double strand necklace and clip earrings set in gold tone, circa 1950s-1960s. Saucer shaped glass crystals in topaz and peridot act as spacers in the necklace and accents in earrings. The double rowed necklace is strung on fine gauge chain (signature Hobe construction) while the earrings feature wired components. Both pieces showcase large, lustrous opalescent white beads with ever so slight casts of blue and gold. The set comes complete with it's original golden lettered, satin lined, black faux leather box.
Hobe', a family run company from 1927 to 1995 had a long association with the theatrical world including designing jewelry for the great Ziegfeld Follies, as well as creating jewels for Hollywood movies. It's name has always been synonymous with quality design, materials and construction. One of it's marketing slogans: "Jewels of Legendary Splendor", certainly rings true.
The set includes the necklace, it's top strand adjustable to about 18 inches with textured end bars, beaded extension chain and hook closure. Bottom strand drapes approximately 1 1/2 inches longer. Triangular earrings are approximately 7/8 inches across with a 1/2 inch profile or height. The clip earrings features tension control screws for optimum grip adjustment. Beads are approximately 10 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earrings set, sans box, is about 116 grams; with box approximately 342 grams.
Condition is excellent / near pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All glass free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Beads are evenly matched with no stained or "off" beads. All have a wonderful translucent glow. All topaz and peridot colored glass crystals intact with no damage. All gold tone finishes intact, fronts and backs. Necklace strands appear secure with premium drape due to chain usage. Earrings wiring secure. Earring screw / clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Box shows minimal age / usage wear. No tears. Hinge aligned and secure. Tight snap shut closure. Interior satin lining intact with no tears, stains or separation. Necklace and earrings -- Excellent / near pristine. Box -- very good to excellent.
Each original earring is signed "Hobe'". Reverse of each necklace end bar is signed: "Hobe'". Inside box top is signed in golden print: "Hobe'".
Wear your "Jewels of Legendary Splendor" proudly. From Hobe'. At Cody's.
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