When Michael and Jay Chernow began their company in Providence, Rhode Island, they had no idea they would become one of the most popular and enduring costume jewelry manufacturers of the century. Forming their business in 1927, the brothers called it the Monocraft Products Company. After being in business for two years, the brothers expanded to include costume jewelry pieces. Using the same gold-plating techniques they used on the monograms, they created beautiful jewelry designs. Many of their early works were gold-plated monogram brooches, signed Monocraft. In 1937, the Chernow brothers changed the company's name and began marketing the jewelry under the name Monet.
Now a highly sought after collectible, Monet's designs are both classical and timeless. This piece features a chunky golden chain woven as a circular brooch, most reminiscient of a wreath. Purchased from another collector, condition is used but has been sanitized and shows few signs of wear. Stamped Monet on the back.
2.5" in diameter
Gold tone on Metal