Vintage Dior Necklace with Natural Stone and Crystals
This is a rare and exceptional piece from Christian Dior, from the glamour years of the 1960's. And now large statement necklaces are the latest in high fashion once again! This wonderful example has two main elements - natural stone in oval and bead shapes, and tear shaped crystals in shades of citrine and topaz. All stones in a silvertone setting. The large central element of the necklaces uses three natural stones and overlays them with the crystals to form a cascade effect. The remainder of the design uses alternating stone beads and crystals. Hook fastening. Original extension chain.
Signed and dated on plaque on reverse of necklace. From 1961. Total length of necklace is 21" (53cms), central motif is 3" long (7.5cms). It may be there was once a small dangle from the central crystal but its absense is not noticeable. Otherwise this stunning necklace is in excellent condition. Comes with its original Dior box.