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Superb Vintage Bergere Rose Quartz Necklace MINT

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Superb Vintage Bergere Rose Quartz Necklace MINT
Still with its original shop tags, this wonderfully giftable vintage necklace is of icy pink rose quartz, dripping with gilt laurel leaves in Greek Goddess style. It was designed by Karen Reed for Bergere. We haven't been able to determine when Ms. Reed worked for the company (L. Erbert & Pohls Inc. of New York City), but the Bergere brand was used only from the 1940s through the 1970s. Of extremely high quality, Bergere jewels were sold in such upscale stores as Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Marshall Fields.

About 17 inches long, the necklace has seven leaf pendants ranging from one to two inches long, gorgeously detailed even on their reverses. Each leaf is stamped Bergere and obviously surfaced with very high-carat gold. I have no doubt that these pale blush-colored rose quartz chunks are genuine; they're quite cold to the touch, unlike glass, and they're heavy. A few gold beads also feature on the strand and there's an elegant gold push clasp accompanied by a diamond-shaped drop stamped with Karen Reed's signature. Condition is like new and provenance is an East Coast estate.

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