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Girl With The Pearl Ring - Vintage Retro Vendome Gold Plate Faux Pearl Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from Gold plate over metal., hallmarked Vendome and patent (the square adjustable band has a patent # Pat. 2.961,855) Featuring a large faux pearl, wonderful detail, Retro styling, and high quality craftsmanship. This stunning ring is created by a company call Vendome, they are known for designing high quality costume jewelry. Thus particular example boasts a large pearl, which is beautifully textured to make it look natural. The colour of the pearl is a silvery light grey with champagne overtones. The pearl sits in a gold textured setting in the form of a flower bud. The shoulders are also detailed to match the amazing gallery. The band is so innovative (adjustable from a size 5 - 8 U.S.) and locks into place. The band also has lovely detailing, and is designed to be a square shape so the top heavy ring does not roll on your finger. These high quality Vendome rings are the best of the best in costume jewelry. The ring was made in the 60s, however all the gold plated is still there, since the gold plate was heavily plated and thick. Very beautiful and highly collectible, and so couture! Just stunning!
NOTE: Vendome costume Jewellery
The company founded as a subsidiary of Coro in 1944, Vendome produced unique style and high quality jewellery. The name origins in Parisian jewelry trade center Place de Vendome, specialized in the production of luxury jewellery for the rich clientele. Indeed, the jewellery designers used high quality materials, such as rock crystal from Austria and Czechoslovakia, sparkling artificial pearls and enamels, metal with gold or silver plated, clear and colored perspex. In 1953, the company separated from Coro, and existed until 1979.
In 1944, the company “Coro” for the first time used the brand “Vendome” on some of its decorations. And almost ten years later, in 1953 appeared a full line of “Vendome” as a subsidiary of “Coro” instead of “Corocraft.” However, in 1957 Richton International Corporation bought the company “Coro”, and “Vendome”. The traditional motifs and designs of the 1960s jewelry – floral and geometric. When Helen Marion became the chief designer of “Vendome”, the company released innovative jewelry designs. Among them it is worth noting ethnic decorations and a series of artful collages (brooches). Since 1970 the company has significantly reduced its trade. Regardless of the style and design, decoration of ‘Vendome” are in great demand among collectors.
These Vendome cocktail rings were advertised in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar Magazines from 1963-1969.
Vintage stylist to Hollywood celebrities and models, House of Lavande (Palm Beach), had this ring listed at $595 U.S. !
Measurements: Face of the Ring 21.00 mm x 21.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl (Faux) 16.00 mm
Weight: 13.90 grams
Ring Size: Adjustable 5 - 8 U.S.
Origin: France, Vendôme