This one-of-a-kind statement necklace features a rare large, mid-20th century bronzed, asymetrical floral brooch signed Renoir and handwoven chainmail embellished with vintage taupe aurora borealis beads, also mid-century.
necklace is 20" long
pendant is 2 1/4" wide and 3/4" thick
pendant can be removed and worn as a brooch
bronze S hook clasp in the shape of a snake
vintage copper/bronze brooch
vintage glass beads
The Renior jewelry company was founded in California in 1946 by Jerry Fels, and produced jewelry through 1964. Fels studied at the Arts Student League and the National Academy of Design before serving as a fighter pilot during World War II. Renior jewelry was largely made with copper, influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement which had valued handmade objects and "humble" materials such as copper and brass.
This colorful necklace features a circa 1930 "apple juice" bakelite dress clip, converted to a pendant. Vertical rows of clear and amethyst-colored rhinestones add sparkle, while the handwoven brass chain features vintage (circa 1960) faceted lucite links. An antique glass button dangles from the clasp.
bakelite pendant is 2" long and 1 3/8" wide
length can be extended - please indicate desired length when placing your order for this piece
vintage bakelite and rhinestone converted dress clip
This bracelet features handwoven, oxidized sterling chainmaille and a focal antique rhinestone shoe buckle, circa 1930. Inside the oval rhinestone frame of the buckle is a pierced floral motif. A vintage glass button, intended for use as an eye for a child's toy dangles from the end of the bracelet.
This bracelet features handwoven, oxidized sterling chainmaille and a focal antique rhinestone shoe buckle, circa 1930. A vintage button used as a eye for a child's toy dangles from the end of the bracelet.