Vintage Mint Monet Goldtone Lariat Necklace is from the 1960s legendary "Bolero"collection. The necklace design is a smooth and textured gold plate chunky textured rope chain. The brushed bead globes are diagonally etched and capped with delicate filigree open work. The lariat style necklace is gold plated and has its hang tag intact and is circa 1960 Necklace length is 32".
The earrings and necklace are featured on page 191 in the book Monet, the Master Jewelers by Alice Vega. As shown on page 191 the lariat style necklace does have its hang tag intact. Mint condition. Sturdy and 1/4 inch thick chain necklace that measures 32". The pendant globes measure 2 3/4" long and 3/4" in diameter.
This necklace screams sophisticated and worldly and features a substantial double-link chain terminating in textured globes, the last of which are held in filigree cones. The last globe is held by a filigree metal cap. The cap is a work of art that looks like lace but is metal. Tiny metal spacers are used so that the necklace hangs beautifully.
A lariat necklace is great in creating interesting asymmetry. It can be worn open and hanging straight, wrapped around the neck or knotted at varying lengths.