1960s Goldette cameo in clear glass Layered Necklace SIGNED
DESCRIPTION AND AGE: This is a vintage, Goldette 3 strand necklace with an cameo in clear glass with bezel rhinestones. Has a bow clasp with maker mark underneath. 1960's. Type of metal unknown and goldtone in color.
Goldette - 1958 - late 1970's (Possibly 1977)
Goldette often styled their jewelry to look like parts of Victorian fine jewelry were pieced together and made by a jeweler into a bracelet or a brooch. Their necklaces consisted of multistrand gold chains with a Victorian or Oriental-style centerpiece. Many of their longer necklaces have a distinctive fold-over clasp, you can see a picture of this down below. Their charm necklaces, pins, and sliding charm bracelets were their signature pieces. Their earlier bracelets often had safety chains attached.
The first use of the “Goldette NY” mark was in the fall 1955 by Goldette Costume Jewelry founded by Ben Gartner. In 1959 the NY was dropped, and after that until the late 1960s. Not all Goldette jewelry was signed.