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"Art Deco" Style Sterling Silver Pearl Pendant / Tear Drop Mother of Pearl Drop /Janice Girardi / Circa Mid-20th Century

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Sterling Silver Jewelry688 of 977Large Mexican Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet / Marked .925 /Circa 20th CenturyOne of my favorite pieces of jewelry. I want to know more of the artist.
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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Here's today's offering. A beautiful "Art Deco" style sterling silver pendant with pearls and a large tear drop shaped Mother of Pearl drop. The drop is translucent. The light passes right through it from the open back. I'm fairly sure the slightly lumpy pearls are real and it's definitely silver. It carries a .925 mark on the clasp and on the back of the half pearl just above the drop. There are also some letters "JGD" with the copyright symbol next to it. -Mike-

    Note: Well, this appears to be a recent piece by Jancie Girardi (Designs) Sterling Silver. Thanks to davyd286 for pointing me in the right direction.

    About Janice Girardi Sterling Silver
    janicegirardi.com

    Janice Girardi has traveled throughout Southeast Asia since the early 1970’s, where she has had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the finest stone cutters and jewelers in the world. Janice currently resides in Bali, Indonesia and her jewelry line is sold around the world, most notably in the USA where she sells to a variety of speciality stores and galleries. Janice’s artistic sense of color and design has given her work a distinctive name not only in the fashion industry, but also in the classical art of adornment. Uniquely combining modern elegance with ancient drama in her designs, Janice’s work has become well known for its unusual combinations of metals, stones and mixed media. Janice’s use of color and shape bring these elements together creating elegant and truly innovative pieces of jewelry.

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    Comments

    1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Super pretty... Love it.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks DrFluffy :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      This is such a lovely piece. Nice find Mike!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen :) I think so too.. I had a choice of quite a few nice costume pieces which I passed on and decided to take the silver ones instead. I can pick up the costume pieces later. There were some really nice Napier bracelets and necklaces along with these.
    5. davyd286, 6 years ago
      It's a recent piece and probably made in Thailand. Check out some Janice Girardi jewelry and see if the mark looks like yours.
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks davyd286...You were spot on :)

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