Eclectica Vintage 1980s Napier Gold Plated Faux Pearl Double Clasp Necklace
A 1980s era necklace sourced for us by Eclectica, produced by Napier Jewellery. Napier began producing jewellery in 1920, and closed down their plant in 1999. Napier covered a broad range of styles, producing elaborate Greek and Roman inspired pieces as well as simple and modern geometric designs. Signed Napier pieces are considered highly collectible by vintage jewellery connoisseurs.
This necklace is composed of white faux pearls, connected by links of gold plated metal. The creamy luster of the pearls and the warm tone of the gold plate combines to create a classic and timeless look, that would look stunning with a well chosen Little Black Dress.
The necklace is 60cm / 23” long. It employs a secure double clasp fastening.
An American brand, Napier specialised in costume jewellery that favoured simple and sleek styling over the more ornate designs popular in costume jewellery at the time. Often featuring simple geometric shapes or inspired by Floral elements, Napier jewellery continues to be collected due to the high quality of the original manufacturing process.
The company can trace its origins back to 1875, when they originally specialised in silver products. After World War One the company turned its focus to jewellery, taking up the name Napier Jewellery in 1922. The brand reached the height of its fame in the 1950s and 1960s, with elegant gold or silver toned chain, bright enamel, lustrous faux pearls and finely worked glass beads forming a key part of their look.
One of the company's most famous pieces was a charm bracelet gifted to the First Lady Mamie Eisenhower in the 1950s. The bracelet featured elephant charms, reflecting the Republican party's mascot, and bracelets featuring green glass elegant charms became popular when made publicly available.
Please note, this is a limited production piece of vintage jewellery.
Avoid contact with liquids and other beauty products.
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Please note that vintage jewellery was produced prior to the introduction of the 2002 law prohibiting the use of nickel or nickel compounds. Customers allergic to these metals may experience skin rashes or irritation where the metal is in contact with the skin.
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