Striking Egyptian style by Monet.
Approx. Size (cm): 15″ (38) long including extender, middle piece 1.25 “x 1.5” (3 x 4).
Condition: Very good, very minor wear on snake chains.
Vintage Piece, only one – Buy Now.
- This 1970s Egyptian-style necklace is an absolute stunner.
- 14 bright gold snake chains with a large center rectangle of gold.
- Inset is a large oval of faux amber.
- The center section is thick adding a very interesting dimension to this chocker.
- Extender chain with hook closure.
Monet was founded in 1927 as Monocraft by brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow to capitalize on the popularity of monogramming. They developed a process for metal monogramming first for autos and later for handbags. Late in the 30s, they began to produce jewelry monograms such as watch fobs. The true Monet that we know today came from their hiring of Edmond Mario Granville. Coming to Minecraft with a background in fine jewelry from Cartier, Granville remained the company’s sole designer until the late 1950s and was an executive designer until his death in 1969. His leadership would span the company’s humble beginnings as Monocraft to its eventual acclaim as Monet. The company passed through several owners and was purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2000. Monet Group, which includes Trifari and Marvella like so many other brand names in CJ was moved out of the country and produces much lesser quality.
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