Vintage Maison Gripoix Pate de Verre Turquoise & Pearl Necklace 1950s
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A strikingly beautiful handmade Vintage Gripoix Turquoise Necklace. Crafted by the House of Gripoix most likely in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Quite possibly made for Chanel however unmarked. The legendary House of Gripoix played perhaps the greatest role in the rise of bijouterie in the early 20th Century. It began in 1869 when Paris master glass-maker Augustina Gripoix began making replicas of pearls and crystals. Using the pate de verre or glass paste technique, Augustina made her crystals by pouring the melted glass paste into the moulds skipping the furnace step, allowing her to achieve the purity of colour, transparency and shine that has come to be so highly prized and reverred in Gripoix pieces. This simple method for the creation of breathtaking jewels resulted in Royalty and High Society clamouring for Madame Gripoix to create replicas of their fine jewellery in case of robbery or loss and fashionistas asking for new more adventurous jewels to be created to add to their repertoire. And so it is Madame Gripoix and some years later her long lasting partnership with Coco Chanel that elevated faux to new heights. That said, the craftsmanship was undoubtedly second to none and pieces from the House of Gripoix, either from their own line of for the couture Houses such as Chanel, remain highly sought after. Featuring turquoise poured glass or ‘pâte de verre’ within gilded twisted metal chains. Interspersed with faux pearl accents and finished with a paste set modernist flower head clasp. The shortest strand of the three measuring approx. 43cm end to end and in very good overall vintage condition for a pieces of this age and fragility. There is some light age related wear to the tiny pearls, unnoticeable when worn and the pâte de verre remains in wonderful undamaged condition. A totally adorable find in excellent overall condition and perfect piece of mid century Parisian couture jewellery.
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My business has been built with love; a love of discovery, a passion for vintage jewellery and a desire to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. Sourcing the very best vintage jewellery from across the globe, each piece in my collection has been carefully chosen and curated by me so that I can share its unique story with you. Timeless treasures, selected for their superior design, quality and individuality, I have built a collection like no other. Immersed in the wonderful world of antiques from an early age, timeless vintage jewellery has always had a special place in my heart. Forever fascinated by these intricate pieces of wearable art, I feel incredibly lucky to work in an industry that I love; an industry unlike any other. Choosing a vintage jewel is a deeply personal experience. As well as celebrating the very finest design and craftsmanship from the last century, the perfect jewel should express your unique style, and more importantly, get your heart racing. Sitting at the very heart of the brand, my aim is to offer you an experience as wonderful and individual as the jewels in my collection. By choosing to rewear pieces of art from the last century, we are naturally supporting sustainable fashion. Quite simply, our jewels won’t cost the earth. Lose yourself in our very special vintage collection and fall in love with your perfect jewel.
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Vintage costume jewellery is delicate and requires special care and attention.
To preserve its continued beauty and condition, it is important to keep your item boxed and protected from other jewellery when not being worn and away from liquids including perfume and hairspray. Items are typically most suited to occasional rather than constant wear.
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Additional Care Tips:
Avoid contact with liquids or humidity including sprays such as water, perfume or hairspray and creams. Exposing jewellery to wet or damp could harm the metal and reduce the life of the plating, as well as cause discolouration and/or loss of stones. Remove jewellery before washing hands, swimming etc.
Store your jewellery in the original packaging or a soft pouch to avoid scratches.
Add your jewellery last when dressing and remove before undressing. Avoid sleeping in your jewellery.
Avoid hard contact (i.e. dropping or knocking against objects) that can cause scratches or chips.
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