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, a gold-toned pair of hoops, with a croissant edge design form the 80's, is now making a comeback, as is evident from the pieces being currently manufactured by major high-end jewelry companies, such as Mejuri. It is no wonder that this design is timeless as throughout the 80's and 90's, Monet designed jewelry for Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.
Purchased from another collector, condition is vintage and should be assumed to be used, but has no signs of wear. The MONET signature is stamped on the backside of the hoops as well as on the pushbacks.
1" in length
Gold tone on Metal