Tuesday, December 09, 2008


In December, Decades becomes the go-to for amazing vintage Holiday presents. We love guiding husbands and children through the cornucopia of choices at Decades. We always encourage great designer costume jewelry as a gift and that's why we are posting and posting the bling every day. Thankfully, you agree with our suggestions since we are selling so many great pieces of costume jewelry at present. Thank you!

We are crazy about this Robert Goossens collier. Now, it's not a choker, let's make that clear, but it's not a long sautoir, either. The length of this unusual necklace looks really fresh to us. Made of metal dore (do you like all of our fancy French words today?), a woven rope link attaches to rings that are encrusted with purple and lilac shades of Swarovski crystals. Goossens was discovered by Coco Chanel in the 1950s and we can tell why! A necklace like this designed for his own House is a great example of the panache of designer costume jewelry. As fulfilling as the real thing, sometimes bijoux fantasie delivers better than Cartier or Boucheron.

Robert Goossens gold ring and rope collar necklace with purple and lilac crystals, c. 1980s. SOLD
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