Vintage 1970s Orena Paris Pendant Necklace Gold Toned w Black Enamel
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This is a very nice quality vintage necklace marked “Orena Paris”. Orena was owned by the Wunsch Corporation of France and was a manufacturer of high end costume jewelry. Their jewelry is hand finished, including the assembly, enamelling and polishing. They supplied jewelry to some well known luxury brands, such as Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Lanvin and Helena Rubinstein. Jewelry marked Orena was made between 1977 and 2005 - judging by the style of this necklace, I would estimate it to date to the late 70s or early 80s. The necklace is made of gold toned metal with black enamel accenting. The pendant is made in a “shield” shape. The pendant measures 3 1/8” in height while the chain measures 12 1/4” in length doubled up (25” around). It is in very good condition with no wear. This is a quality necklace as one would expect for a French supplier to Parisian fashion houses….nice vintage piece!