It is rare to find a two piece set created by Gerda Lynggaard for Monies, but a three piece set is nearly impossible to find. Well, here is that rare find: a demi parure ( a set with at least 2 matching pieces) composed of a multi strand necklace, a multi strand bracelet and long hanging earrings. The set is outrageous and gorgeous as is all of Monies creations. This brand started out in the '70's with a respect for natural materials that wasn't widespread at the time. They were trend setters since at that time all of their creations were made from items straight out of nature. It is hard to imagine that as a novel idea but in those days, it was. They were an instant hit and their creations are very collectible and expensive. This is a statement making set. It is very beachy conjuring up images of smooth sand, roaring waves, and warm sun.
You can almost feel the cool summer breeze. The entire set is made up of mother of pearl , coral , faux pearls, sea shells and gold accents. The necklace has 11 strands that have various sized white and mop beads as well as coral "sticks" throughout. There are small and large gold bead spacers and gold fluted accents. Small gold "coins" are scattered throughout. (From a sunken treasure chest on a ship found at the bottom of the ocean?) The strands are dense and thick. The strands end at each side at a mop shell like accent which connects to the iconic Monies lobster claw brass clasp. Both ends of the clasp are signed "Monies Gerda Lynggaard Copenhagen." The length from end to end is 21". The bracelet has all the same elements and more. They are attached onto a background of rows of gold beads. There are additional trinkets of gold leaves and the design is very dimensional. The ends are solid hardware with one side fitting into the slot on the other side. It measures 7"w x 2"h. Lastly the earrings are long and hanging. Again all the beachy elements are used as well as a mop puffy hearta and mop butterflies. They are made for pierced ears and measure 3 1/2"h. The set is in great condition with very minimal signs of use or age. This is Monies at its best. Just looking at this set makes me want to make myself a strawberry daiquiri, a mojito, a pina colada all cold and frosty....need I go on????? What a set!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
Vintage Gerda Lynggaard/Monies: Necklace Bracelet and Earring/Signed