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70s Pellini Italy Gunmetal and Glass Statement Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Designer: Pre 1980: Item # 717668
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Baltimore, MD 21212

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A stunning, fabulous vintage bib necklace with draped strands of glass beads and glass based faux pearls strung on silvertone chains, a large center element in gunmetal gray openwork metal with a huge colorless glass stone, and a matching ornate hook clasp. 1960s or 1970s, by the Italian maker Pellini, and never worn, with its original paper hang tag, which is marked PELLINI MILANO MADE IN ITALY. The family firm of Pellini designed jewelry for Dior and Balenciaga in the mid 20th century, and continues to design for major houses such as Lacroix, Valentino, and Fendi.

The metal elements are heavy and dimensional and have a great Art Deco revival look. With faceted clear glass beads, pinkish mauve opaque beads, and matching glass based faux pearls. Perfectly on trend: statement necklaces, oversized stones, and gray tones are all key current looks.

Wearable length is 16 inches. The center element is 3 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. The side chains fall about 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.