Orena was a Paris based jewelry company that existed from 1977through 2005. Their items were well made and often a bit unusual. This necklace exemplifies this. It is a very stylized flower that is large, dimensional and unusual. The flower forms the center focal point of the necklace . It is large measuring 3 3/4"w x 2 1/4"h x 1"d. The flower is done with many petals that are spoke like in shape. These petals vary in size and are layered on top of one another. This gives the flower unusual depth and dimension. Most of the petals are enameled in red and the top layer of smaller petals are black enamel. The enameling is thick on top of the metal. Now comes the surprises: there are two large petals on the lower tier that remain shiny gold tone metal and there is one small black petal attached among the large red petals. Unusual touches that add great interest to the piece. This ultra stylized flower is attached to a thin and feminine chain. The links are small and contrast with the large and bold flower. A spring ring closes the necklace. There is an identification cartouche on the back stating "Orena Paris". The necklace measures 16 1/4" long. This necklace is in wonderful condition without signs of use or wear. This is a striking and bold necklace that makes a statement without a lot of bells and whistles. The contrast of the large red focal flower with the dainty chain, makes its own statement. This is a statement that I love: bold yet feminine!
Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
Vintage Orena French Enameled Brooch