Vendome Pink, White and Crystal Necklace & Earrings
The 2-strand bead choker was a cornerstone of vintage style, and some of the loveliest examples came from Vendôme. This necklace is no exception: chunky found beads in white plastic liberally spattered with pink, goldtone and the occasional splash of blue, alternating with faceted glass beads half-coated in flashing aurora borealis, and softly gleaming white beads with an irregular texture. Necklace measures approximately 19 inches across the shorter strand, and falls to a length of just over 10 inches from center back to the bottom of the longer strand. The pink and white beads also have filigree bead caps in goldtone. Spacer bars are in the shape of oak leaves. The J-hook might be a replacement, as it is a very plain hook, unsigned, and does not have the ornament one typically finds on a Vendôme necklace. However, that's the only issue we've noted on this set. Matching earrings measure approximately 1 inch in diameter, with a pink and white bead, a white bead and a cluster of half-AB faceted glass beads. Clips are lever-type and have an adjusting screw to change the spring tension for comfort. This is a wonderful set for the mother or grandmother of the bride, or any other dressy occasion where you want a touch of vintage elegance!