Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1960s Summer Fun "Fruit Salad" Jewelry

I'm often amazed at the quality workmanship and ingenuity that went into these little sets. The biggest name jewelry houses such as Vendome and Miriam Haskell were masters at making even the simplest pieces of plastic look like genuine jewels. This particular set is unsigned, though it does have a patent number on the earring clips and I suspect that it's a Vendome. Known as "fruit salad," the hard plastic pieces were hand-wired to filigree frames to create fun floral and fruit motifs.

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