Style: D'Orlan 22Kt Gold Plated Pearl Necklace
Size: Pendant - 1” wide x 5/8” high. Chain length is 16 ½”. Pearl is approx 3 mm circumference.
Condition: Good (some plating has been worn away)
Colors: Gold Plate/Faux Pearl
Approximate Date: Mid 1970’s to early 80’s
Maurice Braden founded this Canadian company in 1957. From the D’Orlan website: All of D’Orlan’s gold plating is triple plated 22kt. Gold. All D’Orlan jewelry produced is designed to last for many years. In 1984 D’Orlan entered a partnership with the French designer firm Nina Ricci, resulting in all jewelry pieces stamped after 1984 to be marked “D’Orlan Paris”.
~Information sourced Sharon L. Blanding 2011~
This is a beautiful necklace that will stand the test of time. Although some of the gold plating has worn away, there is still a vintage elegance that it can lend to any outfit. Even with the gold plating, there is a surprising lack of any tarnishing.