Exquisite & rare marked 1990's vintage Banana Bob Victorian style antique brass and rhinestone necklace with large oval clear paste rhinestone in claw setting as it's centerpiece. The "chain" of the necklace is made up of seven one-inch filigree sections each inlaid with three clear rhinestones. The "chain" connects to the large center stone which has a clear rhinestone teardrop descending, and then twists down into a delicate bow design inlaid with more rhinestones with the second teardrop descending into a fine point.
The necklace is 17.5" long, the pendant part of it measures 4".
Most Banana Bob pieces were marked only by the card they came on, which makes this already stunning necklace even more desirable. As it was a sample from the company, it may be a one-of-a-kind piece.
ABOUT BANANA BOB JEWELRY
Banana Bob was started in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA by Annie Venditti, who at the time was working as a professional figure skater, performing on stage & television. An injury led her back to her design background (Pratt Institute) and the Banana Bob Fine Jewelry line was born.
Everything in the Banana Bob line was made and assembled in Rhode Island, USA. The company did import component parts; the rhinestones & many of the fancy stones are Swarovski of Austria. Other stones were imported from various parts of Europe & the Orient. Some pieces are signed, some have a stamped Patent #, however most were "signed" by the card they came on. The styles are classically feminine with a contemporary spirit. Each piece is generally reminiscent of a more romantic time and a tribute to women who take pride in self-expression. The line was sold at fine department stores including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales & Macy's. Her beautiful creations quickly developed a cult-like following by "Bob" devotees around the world, and especially so after the company closed it's doors in the late 1990s.
We have hundreds of pieces of Banana Bob Jewelry ~ if you are looking for a specific piece, please inquire and we will be happy to check our inventory for you.