Unbelievable and iconic Elsa Schiaparelli Watermelon Tourmaline colored Parure surviving from the mid 1950's consisting of 1 stamped necklace, 1 stamped bracelet & 1 stamped pair of clip earrings.Gold plated and prong set throughout. A phenomenal piece of fashion! While historic, it is classic and can be worn, adored and collected forever!
Necklace -Length 17 in. Earrings - Depth .5, Diameter 1.0 in. Bracelet- Length 7.0, Charm - Diameter 1.125, Depth .875 in.
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Amazing, new, old stock, gold tone, Whiting & Davis chain mail snake cuff! The snake cuff first appeared in the 1890s, and saw a great resurgence in the 1970s, with slinky materials such as chainmail dominating the disco nightclub scene. The snake circles around the wrist almost four times, and includes its original tag.
Whiting & Davis was established as Wade, Davis and Co. in 1876. In 1892 Whiting and Davis created their first mesh handbag, and in 1912, after automating the mesh weaving process, Whiting & Davis expanded considerably, overshadowing their competitors with a wide variety of mesh woven handbags and accessories. Whiting & Davis has been a stalwart presence throughout the 20th century, partnering with couturier Paul Poiret in the 1920s, collaborating with designer Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s, and joining the war effort in the 1940s.
Whiting & Davis spearheaded the flashy cocktail jewelry trend of the 1950s, created jewelry for Elizabeth Taylor in her leading role in 1963’s Cleopatra, and were also tremendously popular with the 1970s disco crowd because of the slinky, sensual quality of their mesh. Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Beat It” jacket featured Whiting and Davis mesh on the shoulders; finally, in the 1990s, Whiting & Davis worked alongside numerous designers including Marc Jacobs and Anthony Ferrara. Whiting and Davis fan’s of note include Mamie Eisenhower, Rebecca Romijn, and Lady Gaga.
Oh also, they make chain mail shark suits - amazing!
This chunky, oversized charm bracelet by Monies is an absolute statement piece! The bracelet is composed of six gold tone, diamond - gridded interlocking plates that make up the body of the bracelet. The charms dangle off of long beaded strands attached to the grid, and are celestial and nautical themed. Crescent moons, stars, sand dollars, and cockle shells appear on the bracelet. Signature on tag by closure.
Monies was founded in 1973, by Gerda (nee Gerda Lynggaard) and Nikolai Monies. The couple operate out of their Copenhagen workshop, where they stretch the imagination and redefine the concept of jewelry. Monies plays with scale, texture, and materials (including resin, acrylic, and mammoth ivory), to create avant-garde jewelry for discerning clients. Monies has collaborated with various fashion houses, including Chanel, Christian Lacroix, and Donna Karan.
Fantastic 1980s Lucite curb chain bangle. The bangle features a gold-tone curb chain bracelet suspended in the center of a lucite bangle. The chain links are encased in a thin bubble of air, causing the outline of the chain to lightly shimmer.
From the MRS Couture personal collection.
The interior diameter of the bangle is 2.5 inches.
All MRS Couture garments and accessories have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping. They are ready to wear upon arrival.