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Double strand turquoise necklace

Frank Hess (American), For Kramer Jewelry Creations, Inc. (American, 1943 – 1980)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, gilt metal

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Necklaces and neck bands

A long gilt filigree pendant composed of three horseshoe shaped metal pieces dangles from two strands of glass turquoise beads of different sizes. The double strand chain ends on both sides with a gilt filigree flower adorned with a red rhinestone surrounded by six white rhinestones. The hook clasp is adorned with a turquoise bead and five white rhinestones in the shape of a flower. The pendant consists of turquoise beads and prong-set red and white rhinestones backed by gilt flowers and surrounded by gilt foliage and filigree. The pendant ends in a tassel of turquoise beads. The double strand chain is adjustable.


"AMOURELLE" on heart on back of pendant


Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum