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1940s Diamante Necklace signed Pennino USA (Sold)

 Here is a precious and stylish necklace from the 1940s.  Signed Pennino and hailing from the USA this is a top quality item of vintage costume jewellery.  The design is amazing with an interplay of shapes resulting in a classy choker necklace.  We have swirled panels and open loops but there is also use of straight lines to make cross like shapes in the repeat pattern for the central panel of this diamante necklace.  We hark back a little to the Art Deco era with the little moon shaped connectors which hold the hook and chain sections to the main choker.  There is even a delightful little teardrop rhinestone at the very end of the length so you can see detail mattered very much to its creators. 

Pennino is the name found on some ot the most stylish vintage costume jewellery from the USA. Pennino Jewellery was the creation of three brothers of Italian descent, they were known as the "Three Neapolitan Princes." They moved from their native Italy to New York and founded Pennino Brothers in 1926. Their jewelry was always of good quality and design.  It was often a super imitator or 'The real thing' - the kind of diamond jewellery created by famous houses like Boucheron, Cartier and such. High end costume jewellery of this kind was usually sold through the more exclusive department stores and jewellery shops. Pennino jewelry was always crafted with high grade rhinestones and crystals, often set in Sterling silver and rhodium finished. The company closed in 1966.

Back to this delightful creation where more than 200 diamante stones have been set into Rhodium plated metal to make the choker.  The necklace is in very good order with the stones sparkling gently and the rhodium in pristine condition.  This vintage choker necklace measures 15 inches in total with the central part being 12 inches and a 3 inch chain with little spaced diamante stones and 9 circles to allow you to vary the length to suit your outfit.  This necklace is whispering to me saying  ' I would be really lovely for a bride....'  I had better clarify things here - No it can't talk really but Yes it would be Fabulous for bridal wear!

1940s Diamante Necklace signed Pennino USA (Sold)
1940s Diamante Necklace signed Pennino USA (Sold) 1940s Diamante Necklace signed Pennino USA (Sold) 1940s Diamante Necklace signed Pennino USA (Sold) 1940s Diamante Necklace signed Pennino USA (Sold)

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