Double Chain Gold Napier Lion Medallion Necklace
Napier’s collectibles include the unique early designed and manufactured simple, yet elegant line of costume jewelry. Napier was considered to be the oldest fashion jewelry house in the U.S. having been founded in 1875. Jones Apparel Group ceased operations of “NAPIER” jewelry in 1999. In that time it created jewelry with high style and superior craftsmanship updating the styling, quality and value for the modern American woman, ranging from career jewelry to casual wear and special occasion. Napier Jewelry is a brand name for an American Company known for its costume jewelry made affordable to everyone. In the 1920s Napier gained popularity for its sleek designs and geometric shapes and today the jewelry is just as popular and valuable.
Napier designed this stunning, imperial piece which is embellished with a huge heraldic Renaissance lion, two hissing birds below him and a regal crown, bunting and ornate design above and surrounding him. This piece is from the 1970s and has a very opulent, regal appearance. It hangs at an absolutely perfect runway length, however, it can be adjusted so that it may be worn as a choker necklace making it a versatile piece as well.
This gold plated pendant necklace is signed Napier and measures 17″L. The pendant is 2.5″ in diameter and .5″ in depth done in gold plate filigree with a puffed openwork cast center. There are two exquisite, gold plate filigree chains, of equal length, which are finished off with a secure spring ring clasp. Please e-mail us if you require more photographs or have any questions. If you would like personalization, or an adjustable gold chain added, please add a note at checkout.
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