A wonderful necklace and earring set by Italian maker Peruzzi from the Retro (ca1940) era! This beautiful 2-piece set is made of sterling silver and comprised of a long linked necklace with a complimentary pair of earrings. The necklace has 3-dimensional sterling flower and leaf links, which alternate with beautiful chalcedony beads. The chalcedony has wonderful pale blue color and a subtle translucence that looks lovely against the sterling silver. The sterling links are double sided, revealing intricate details on both sides, displaying exceptional craftsmanship. Hanging at the center of the necklace is a large pendant which carries a complimentary design with a large chalcedony stone center, surrounded by an elaborate floral border. The necklace fastens at the back with a simple clasp and the back of the center link is stamped "MADE IN ITALY", "F. ILLI PERUZZI", and "STERLING".
The earrings carry a complimentary design with a chalcedony bead which dangles from a sterling flower link. They hang from the original screw backs, allowing them to be worn on pierced or unpierced ears. Each earring is stamped "STERLING". The necklace and earrings would look beautiful worn separately, but when worn together as a set they make a gorgeous statement! Together, they would make a stunning addition to any jewelry collection.
Measurements: The entire necklace measures 24" long. The pendant measures 1 1/2" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 3/8" thick. The earrings hang 2 1/4" long and are approximately 7/16" at their widest point. All of the chalcedony beads measure 12mm in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the set is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver or chalcedony beads and the clasps are secure and in good working condition.