THe necklace by Ciner, circa 1980's, is a modern version of the "de chein collar" necklace which was popular in the Belle Epoque, Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras. During those times " de chein" or dog color necklaces were generally created to look feminine, dainty, and elegant, although many years before Cleopatra wore collars that were chunky, thick and large. Ciner, the company known for making costume jewelry look like the "real thing", stylized the dog collar in a very unique and interesting manner. THis necklace is non flexible or rigid. It is comprised of three parts and there two hinges towards the back for ease of dress. The necklace is a very shiny gold tone metal. It is the thickest in the middle and then tapers as it nears the back. It is not flat but rounded. The middle has an enameled focal accent. It is enameled in a light cream color and there are thin gold lines that separate this section into 5 panels, so to speak (see pictures). The clasp is somewhat complex. Once a slot fits into its chamber another fold over piece snaps the piece shut. The back of the necklace is a brushed gold and the CINER identification panel is stamped in the middle. The diameter of the necklace is 5". The enameled focal point is 5"h x 2 1/4"w. The circumference is approximately 17". The necklace is in great condition, there are very minimal signs of age, nothing that diminishes this piece. Sometimes a piece does not have to have a lot of glitz to make a statement. THat's this piece. Guaranteed to turn heads.......COndition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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