Vintage Chunky Necklace by Lawrence Vrba


Rare and highly collectible vintage chunky necklace by Lawrence Vrba. Sautoir-style long necklace with an imaginative array of charms including seashells, gilt rings, a fish, and dice.
Approx. Size (cm): 30” long x  3” wide (76).
Condition: Very good.
Era:  1980s.
Mark/Label: Lawrence Vrba
One of a kind vintage piece – Get it before it’s gone.

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A stunning vintage chunky necklace by Lawrence Vrba

Chunky Necklace Details

  • Fabulous chunky necklace
  • Sautoir-style 30″ long necklace is full of stylish charms as the tassel
  • Charms include seashells, dice, gilt and black enamel rings, and beads.
  • Wide gold snake chain with toggle closure.

Who Was Lawrence Vrba.

If you wonder who was responsible for much of the fabulous jewelry during the 1970s and 1980s then Lawrence Vrba was right in the middle of it.  After leaving the military, he started as a counter at Miriam Haskell in 1969.  There must have been a   design spark in his DNA because he was quickly promoted to designer at the company.

He left Haskell with two other designers, Willi De Lillo and Bob Clark who were starting their own costume jewelry company.  From there Vrba moved to Castlecliff and remained a designer there thru the early 70s.  

Vrba returned to Haskell and finally settled down as the principal designer from 1973 to 1981.

Since leaving Haskell he has designed his own line of jewelry.  Collectors relish all of this design work through his storied career.

Shipping & Returns

Items are normally shipped within 3 – 5 business days.  Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times.  If so, we will let you know at once. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, based on the best price.  Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class.  Please see our Shipping Information for rates.


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We know you may be wary about buying vintage items. If so, we do offer returns.  After receipt of your vintage pieces, if you are unhappy or the item does not fit, please let Madge know of a return request within 10 days of receipt of merchandise and return items within 30 days after notification. 

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