Gonthiez Frères for Carven 1977 Glass and Faux Pearl Vintage Necklace and Earrings Set

This elaborate and beautiful jewellery set was made for the French fashion house, Carven, in 1977. 

Condition Report:

Good - Some staining/darkening to the right side of four of the pearl drops and wear to the gold plating where the pendant hangs from the necklace. This is marginally visible, but does not detract from the importance and rarity of the set. 

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The Details...

This jewellery set features a gold plated necklace and earrings. Both pieces are detailed with blue and coral coloured glass cabochons. The necklace has a long serpentine chain suspended from which is a pendant detailed with teardrop shaped faux pearls. The necklace fastens with a hinged box clasp and measures 52.5cm in length. The pendant measures 11cm x 4cm. The reverse of the necklace is stamped 'CARVEN DEPOSÉ 3093'.

The earrings feature a floral design and are clip on. They measure 4cm x 4cm. They are stamped on their reverse 'CARVEN MODELE DEPOSÉ 2129'.

All of our clip on earrings come with removeable pads for your comfort, should you require it. 

A Short History...

This jewellery set was created by the Gonthiez Brothers for Carven in 1977. Gonthiez Brothers have been making costume jewellery for luxury fashion houses in France since 1890 and they continue to do so to this day. An example of this jewellery set is featured in the book 'Luxury for Fashion', which profiles the many pieces of important costume jewellery that belonged to the Fior collection in London between 1950 and 1990. 

Wear it With...

Pair this set with a minimal black jumpsuit and a single-strap heel for a sophisticated evening look.  

  • Designer Carven
  • Colour Blue, Coral , Gold, Pearl
  • Era 1970s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Cocktail and Evening, Holiday and Globetrotting
  • Trend World Voyage, Disco Design