VINTAGE 1980s MONET *signed* Triple Plated Matte Gold Monet Choker Necklace
Michael and Joseph Chernow, the founders of the costume jewelry business we know today as Monet, had $4 to their name when they first considered entering the business in 1919. The young brothers were meticulous and methodical as they laid their plans, so much so that it took them eight years to found Monocraft in New York. In 1934, the Chernows hired designer Edmond Mario Granville. He came to Monocraft with a background in fine jewelry from Cartier. Granville’s leadership would span a major transition in the company’s history, from its humble beginnings as Monocraft to its eventual acclaim as Monet. Today, vintage Monet jewelry is particularly prized by collectors for its quality. Thanks to triple-plating, it’s not unusual for Monet pieces to last for decades without showing signs of wear on the finish. This exquisite choker necklace is decadent, sophisticated with lovely matte gold triple plating that is in excellent vintage condition. This piece is sturdy, would be excellent for travel, and also makes the perfect gift for vintage jewelry lovers!
This piece is signed Monet, measures 16.5″L x .5″W and weighs 2.1 oz.
This necklace would be beautiful with the Gold Avon Owl Necklace, and other Monet jewelry, available in our shop!