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 necklace has a rich, mirror like shine on highly polished, triple plated gold spheres displayed elegantly together in a traditional, heirloom design. This memorable necklace is sparkling and sophisticated! It is a true classic and dresses up everything you wear! It will become an instant, sentimental jewelry box favorite because it’s so completely gorgeous…excellent for expressing your holiday festivity, or as an exquisite gift for the vintage Monet lover on your holiday list!
This exquisite necklace is signed MONET, measures 29″L and is in excellent vintage condition. This piece can be adjusted lengthwise, if necessary.
Please take a look at the other Monet jewelry available in our shop!