Fantastic statement 70s necklace by Whiting and Davis, on of the oldest costume jewellery makers in the world.
Detail -Made in the USA in the 1970s -Constructed from a flowing silver coloured mesh metal -Hook clasp
Size & Fit -Mesh cowl section measures approx 41cms/16.14inches by length to point approx 23cms/9.06inches -Necklace measures 35.56cms/14 inches in length plus an extension chain of 5.08cm/2inches. -Designed to worn like a scarf, high on the chest
Authenticity & Condition -Fully examined and authenticated by experts. Features the classic Whiting & Davis logo hangtag of the era -This piece is in excellent condition
Style Notes Wear this against simple block colour tops and dresses for instant studio 54 vibes. Pair with a rock and roll v neck t shirt to take your look from day to night
About Whiting & Davis In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag, transforming the ancient art of chainmail into a fabric. Whiting & Davis' original accessories were hugely popular through the Seventies' disco era with mesh mesh cowl necklaces, halter tops and other Ready-Wear apparel became every woman's must-have for a night out.
About Jagged Metal
We are curators and collectors of statement vintage and preloved jewellery from the most desirable fashion houses in the world. Our collection of striking designer vintage and preloved jewellery is dedicated to style-lovers who appreciate slow, sustainable luxury fashion with a story to tell. We scour the archives of Chanel, Gucci, Dior, YSL, Givenchy and many more to find pieces with a glittering past and a bright future in your life and wardrobe.
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All our pieces have been fully examined and authenticated by experts with many years of passion and expertise for costume jewellery and fashion.
We never sell anything we would not be proud to wear ourselves. Sometimes if we fall in love with a piece for its history, look, colour, or style- then we may be a little more tolerant of a bit of wear.We believe that vintage pieces are special because they have that provenance and history, and that is sometimes reflected in its unique patina.
In general, most vintage and some preloved pieces often have minor imperfections which we try our very best to reflect every piece as accurately an honestly as we can in our photography.
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