Eugene 1950s Faux Pearl and Rhinestone Vintage Necklace

A pretty example of mid-century design, this necklace dates from the late 1950s was created in the USA by the Eugene company. 

Condition Report:

Good - Minor scratches to the surface of one or two faux pearls and oxidisation to some of the gilt metal. This does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece.

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The Details...

This necklace features a strand of faux pearls. It is detailed around its centre with a gilt metal panel set with round and teardrop shaped, clear rhinestones and featuring gilt metal flowers and leaves also set with round clear rhinestones and faux pearls too. The necklace is adjustable in length using a hook and tail fastening. It can measure between 35cm and 40cm. The necklace is signed on the reverse of the central panel with a plaque stamped with 'Eugene' in script lettering. To learn more about Eugene jewellery visit our 'Designers' section. 

A Short History...

The popularity of the use of faux pearls within costume jewellery is undeniable. Between the 1920s and 1960s, they were enjoying a heyday, as they made pieces more affordable than rhinestone examples and were acceptable for daywear too. Famous costume jewellery brands, such as Chanel and Miriam Haskell, used faux pearls prolifically and many unsigned pieces were made using them to emulate their high end designs. 

Wear it With...

Wear this with a white, short sleeve blouse and a shiny accordion pleat skirt to add a traditional twist to an on trend look. 

  • Designer Eugene
  • Colour Pearl, Gold, Diamante
  • Era 1950s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Cocktail and Evening, Bridal
  • Trend Mid-Century Chic, Perfect Pearl, Floral