1970s Vintage Erte Sophistication Necklace / Brooch - 14K Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, Diamonds, Mother-of-Pearl
Features 14K Yellow Gold & Sterling Silver inlaid with Diamonds, Gold and Silver Fringe with Diamonds and a Detachable center Brooch with carved Mother of Pearl face,
Russian-born French artist Erte, Romain de Tirtoff, designed this Limited Edition Necklace/Brooch piece. This necklace is #78 of 250 “Sophistication” pieces. The necklace was made in the late 1970s and has become a Rare Collector’s item.
The center accent can be detached and worn as a pin or brooch.
Metal: 14 Karat Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver
Materials: Diamonds, Mother-of-Pearl
Measurements: Necklace - 17 inches
Center Detachable Pin - 5.5 inches long including fringe x 1 inch wide
Weight: 86 grams
Time Period: Vintage jewelry refers to jewelry that has been previously owned and is usually at least 20 years old. This period includes jewelry from the early 1990's, 1980's and before. Vintage jewelry is typically classified by decade. Each decade has it's own identity, style and flair that reflect the influences of the time. These influences can be seen in both fine and costume pieces.
Description of Era: Jewelry from each decade expresses the spirit of that time. The 1950s were about Hollywood glam! Jewelry was big, colorful and expressive. Gemstones and Gold offered various hues for statement Cocktail jewelry.
The Color trend continued into the 1960s but affordable fashion for the masses replaced status glam. Textured gold and synthetic materials formed geometric pieces in colors designed to Pop!
Men joined the party in the 1970s as trends reflected self-expression, multi-culturalism and natural materials. Birthstone gem jewelry, chokers, metals, ankle bracelets, colorful beads and larger-than-life hoop earrings rocked the decade.
The 1980s continued the affordable fashion trend of the '60s and redefined '50s glitz. Gold plating, faux pearls, colored glass and CZ were used in over-the-top, bold, glamorous, statement pieces. Rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces...more was more! Statement jewelry, layering, big, the '80s were about expressing individuality.
Chokers, gemstones, bangles and hoops continued into the 1990s though a bit more understated. Name necklaces arrived and layering was here to stay.
Vintage style is Now. Color, layering, stacking, gold and more. Vintage is about expressing who you are and VERMA collects authentic vintage pieces just for you.
When you choose to go vintage with VERMA, you are cutting out the use for further mining and environmental damages which are a byproduct. We acquire our previously owned pieces from estates and individuals. We know the provenance of our pieces and you know that each pre-loved piece is environmentally friendly. Each piece has a story to tell and a new chapter to write with you.