Yves Saint Laurent

    Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Rive Gauche Vintage Perfume Necklace


    This necklace is a stylish and rare example of the jewellery created by the House of Yves Saint Laurent to promote its perfumes. 

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - Some scratching to the surface of the packaging sleeve, a little plucking to a few of the ribbons and some tarnishing to the silver tone metal detailing on the perfume holder. 

    For more information about this necklace, read below...


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    The Details...

    This necklace is constructed from strands of black silk ribbon. At the centre of the necklace is a cylinder constructed from blue and black plastic and detailed with silver tone metal. At either end of the cylinder are two silver plastic rondelle beads. The cylinder un-screws. This works as the necklace fastening, but also opens to reveal solid perfume inside the cylinder. The original solid perfume is still present. The necklace measures 47cm in length. It comes with its original box and packaging sleeve. However, the original large perfume bottle is no longer present. 

    A Short History...

    In 1971, Yves Saint Laurent launched his Rive Gauche fragrance. This piece was created to promote the fragrance in the late 1970s. It was acquired from its original owner, who purchased the necklace from a Kensington department store. This necklace is a great opportunity to own a piece of both perfume and jewellery history, especially because the Rive Gauche fragrance has now been discontinued. 

    Wear it With...

    This necklace would look sensational paired with a black jersey maxi dress and flat leather sandals. 

    Product Details

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    Smart Casual

    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.