WOW!!! The statement of all statements! If you want your jewelry to be seen, this is the necklace for you. Actually the necklace can be converted to a brooch by removing the chain. Two for the price of one!!! Made by Grosse and dated 1970, this necklace reflects the skilled workmanship and unique design that this German company is known for. The sole manufacturer of Dior jewelry during the mid century, Henkel and Grosse also designed for Lanvin and Schiaparelli. Starting out with the simple, that is, the bright and thick serpentine chain. It is four sided and has dimension. There is an extender chain where the round spring clasp is located. This section has long oval like links. Now for the outrageous! There is a huge and bright gold tone bale that connects the pendant to the chain. It is raised and curved towards the middle where it descends steeply into a flat section. The bale measures 1 3/4"h x 1 5/8"w. The dangles are attached at the bottom of the bale. There are 12 dangles of varying sizes. The shorter ones are at the ends with the middle having the longest chains. The chains have gold tone links that are twisted and oval shaped. There are 2 round gold tone balls on each dangle. They are situated at various point on the chain. The balls are the size of a pea. Some are fluted, some are not. All this comes to together to create a fluid effect that reflects movement. The dangle part of the pendant is 6 1/2"h x 2 5/8"w. Adding the bale, the pendant measures over 7" long. The pin part is on the back and there is a safety closure. The oval identification cartouche is on the back. It states "Grosse 1970 Germany." The necklace measures 15" without the extender chain, with the extender the total length is 18 1/2". The necklace is in wonderful condition. There may be slight fading of the gold on some of the plain balls but I'm unsure whether that is the way the balls reflect the light. In either case, the necklace is amazing. Dangles, tassels, fringe are all popular elements of fashionable jewelry. If you like to "swing" while you walk, this funky necklace should be around your neck. Such fun! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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