Christian Dior 1957 Rhodium Plated Vintage Necklace detailed with Rhinestone Flowers

A beautiful and rare early piece by Christian Dior. This necklace was created in 1957. Made in Germany, the construction and design are exemplary. 

Condition Report:

Excellent

 

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£895.00

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The Details...

This stunning necklace is constructed from rhodium plated metal. It features a delicate ribbons and flowers design with each 'ribbon' having been shaped into a loop by hand. The necklace features round, topaz-coloured and aurora borealis rhinestones and large, heart shaped, jonquil rhinestones. All of the stones are multi-faceted and claw set. The necklace fastens using a hook and eye. The hook is the signature 'S' shape used in Dior jewellery of the period. The open-link fastening shain features fancy embossed links. The necklace can measure up to 41cm in length. The necklace is signed - there is an oval shaped panel on the reverse of the central necklace design. It is stamped 'Christian Dior' with a copyright symbol. 

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A Short History...

Examples of Christian Dior jewellery from the 1950s and 1960s, such as this necklace, are highly collectable because of the bold, stylised and elegant designs highly reminiscent of the era and the House's fashions. Christian Dior jewellery from the period is also of outstanding quality because the man himself insisted upon the house's accessories emulating the quality of its couture. This necklace was designed by the renowned parurier Francis Winter and then made in Germany for the house by Henkel and Gross√©. Both were known for their fine craftsmanship and eye for design. Christian Dior only relied upon the most expert producers to create for his company. With its prestigious heritage, beautiful design, excellent crafting and pristine condition - this necklace is a must have for both collectors and fashion lovers alike.  

Wear it With...

A classic piece, this necklace works well with any form of style. But, it would look exceptional with a little black dress. 

  • Designer Christian Dior
  • Colour Aurora Borealis, Silver, Topaz, Yellow
  • Era 1950s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Floral, Mid-Century Chic