Still with its original shop tags, this wonderfully giftable vintage necklace is fit for your favorite goddess. It's dripping with golden laurel leaves and fashioned from rose quartz -- the icy pink color picked as fashion's favorite for spring, as you know if you follow fashion and home design news.
I have no doubt that these rose quartz stones are genuine; they're quite cold to the touch, unlike glass, and they're heavy.
From the 17-strand hang 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. 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 the designer's signature. Condition is like new and provenance is an East Coast estate.
We know this treasure was designed by Karen Reed for Bergere, but haven't yet been able to determine exactly when Ms. Reed worked for the company (L. Erbert & Pohls Inc. of New York City). The basic timeframe is clear, though, since 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.
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