This rare 1960s necklace is a shining example of the master of couture, Cristobal Balenciaga. Handmade with stunning silver mother-of-pearl beads and brass, this necklace would work equally as well with denim or a little black dress.
Mother of Pearl and brass beads
Base metal untested
Approx. 17" in length
Approx. 2.5" at widest part
Stamped "Balenciaga Paris" on tag
Circa late 1960’s
Beautiful condition, no visible wear
From a private collection from Paris
Cristóbal Balenciaga founded the house of Balenciaga in 1919. Balenciaga had a reputation as a designer with uncompromising standards. His jewellery is an example of his unwavering dedication to quality and design.
Top condition with no chipping, fading, missing stones, no yellowing stones, no peeling, no worn prongs or edges. Backs (especially of earrings) may be very slightly worn as long as the front is still in Top Condition.