Vintage Whiting and Davis Gold Neck & Earring Set NIB

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Vintage Whiting and Davis Gold Neck & Earring Set NIB

Vintage Whiting and Davis Co. Rhodium Necklace New In Box:

This is a wonderful vintage set of costume jewelry in mint condition. The necklace includes 1 21 inch rope chain and pendent. The pendent has a very nice stylized leaf design, the stone is glass with a similar leaf design. It measures approximately 1 3/4 inches long by 3/4 of an inch wide. Both the chain and pendent are marked with the company logo. This piece is Rhodium plated.

I have received several questions regarding Rhodium Plating. Rhodium is a metal, it is more expensive than gold. At the time when these pieces were made real Rhodium was used, today many manufactures use imitation Rhodium. The reasons companies use Rhodium vs. Silver. Rhodium does not tarnish like silver, it may discolor with age, but not that heavy black that silver takes on after time. Also the look of Rhodium is deeper in color than silver, it is not as white and washed out, it is closer in color to platinum.

I do not believe these pieces were ever worn, they come with the earring card and original boxes. I believe that this set was a sales sample, t is a per dozen price on some of the boxes that leads me to believe that this lot was being shown to perspective wholesale buyers.

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