Floral and foliage designs pair in this '50s vintage layered medallion style necklace and matching dangle earrings set. Heavy brass tone settings are embellished with chaton and oval green rhinestones and art glass throughout. Upon closer inspection special treats delight. Top portion of the earring features a rhinestone set bug / fly / insect while lower part of the necklace medallion sports a rhinestone set butterfly -- both incorporated beautifully into the set's botanical motif.
The demi includes the necklace, at a fixed approximate 16 1/2 inches with bilateral cobra / snake / fox tail chains. Each is attached to the pendant / medallion via bilateral rhinestone set bails or stations. Decorative span is about 3 inches. Medallion measures approximately 2 inches x 1 3/8 inches with a maximum 1/2 inch profile or height. Screw back dangle earrings complete the set at about 1 3/4 inches x 3/4 inch at widest point. Largest medallion oval rhinestone is about 17 millimeters x 12 millimeters. Largest earring art glass ovals (unfoiled and open backed) are approximately 12 millimeters x 8 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earrings set is 58 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining color and sparkle. No dark, off or dead stones. No dents or improper bends to metal. All brass tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Flexible fox tail chain free from kinks or crush. Necklace clasp and earrings screws strong and secure. Wonderful, desirable patina throughout. No polishing done. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The set is not signed. Highest quality design, castings and stones. Circa 1950s -- perhaps as early as '40s.
Flowers, foliage, flies and a butterfly. Garden variety vintage. At Cody's.
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