This faux champagne pearl necklace is a great piece from Vendome's high-quality line of fashion costume jewelry. Depicting the pinnacle of fashion in the 80's, this necklace brings back the nostalgia of big, round pearls that decorated the necks of women during the decade of the rich and the bold.
This was purchased from an estate sale in Ontario, condition is used with signs of wear. The rosebud clasp has signs of oxidation on the back, please refer to photos for an accurate description. The pearls themselves, have no flaws, string is still quite strong, no obvious flaws.
The VENDOME sign is on the back of the clasp.
11" total length of necklace, non-adjustable
Box tab clasp
5mm diameter pearls
Gold tone on metal
Faux champagne pearls
From Nasvete: "Founded as a subsidiary of Coro in 1944, Vendome produced unique style and high quality jewellery. The name origins in Parisian jewelry trade center Place de Vendome, specialized in the production of luxury jewellery for the rich clientele. Indeed, the jewellery designers used high quality materials, such as rock crystal from Austria and Czechoslovakia, sparkling artificial pearls and enamels, metal with gold or silver plated, clear and colored perspex. In 1953, the company separated from Coro, and existed until 1979.
In 1944, the company “Coro” for the first time used the brand “Vendome” on some of its decorations. And almost ten years later, in 1953 appeared a full line of “Vendome” as a subsidiary of “Coro” instead of “Corocraft.” However, in 1957 Richton International Corporation bought the company “Coro” and “Vendome”.
The traditional motifs and designs of the 1960s jewelry – floral and geometric. When Helen Marion became the chief designer of “Vendome”, the company released innovative jewelry designs. Among them it is worth noting ethnic decorations and a series of artful collages (brooches). Since 1970 the company has significantly reduced its trade. Regardless of the style and design, decoration of ‘Vendome” are in great demand among collectors."