Monet Silver Parure from 1930s
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. The 1970s saw the arrival of pierced earrings (until then, all Monet earrings were all clip-ons). 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 stunning Monet parure features two rows of silver hoop links forming these unique, chic and collectible pieces which would make an awesome gift for Monet collectors or anyone who loves exquisite vintage jewelry! The bracelet alone is absolutely priceless!!!
The earrings measure approx. 1.25″L x .5″W and have beautiful, sterling screw backs which are signed STERLING.
The bracelet measures 7.5″L x .5″W and has a fold over clasp with a sterling silver security clasp finished with a unique lobster claw clasp. This piece is signed ‘MONET’ on the clasp and also has a tag signed ‘Monet’ with a copyright symbol on the reverse.
The necklace is choker length measuring 14.5″L x .5″W and has a fold over clasp and signed ‘MONET’ on the clasp and also has a tag signed ‘Monet’ with a copyright symbol on the reverse.
All pieces are highly polished, have a good weight and feel in the hands, are in great vintage condition with signs of wear and have been priced accordingly.
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