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Rare signed Mimi Di N torsade necklace - gold tone clasp holding 36 strands of hot orange glass seed beads. The clasp is sturdy and works perfectly. What a great color, terrific for fall and summer.

A torsade is a necklace composed of twisted strands of beads. This necklace belonged to an aunt of mine, and I would have dated it from the 1950s when she was actively buying jewelry, but according to following bio, Mimi Di N opened her own company in 1960.

Mimi di Niscemi was born in Italy and studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts. She worked for Schiaparelli, Dutch silversmith Rudolph Broom and in the 1950s she formed a partnership with Arnold Scaasi and produced pieces marked Jewels by Scaasi. In 1959 she joined Robert DeMario, but soon moved to the New York bead house Brania, where she made jewels marked Brania/Mimi di N. She opened her own jewelry firm in 1960 in New York City. (Thanks to Bitzofglitz.com for the biographical info, which I have abridged.)

Measurements: just over 17 inches from end to end.

Mailed with insurance within the US. I urge an upgrade to Priority Mail for sales outside the US. I have listed first Class International but there is no tracking available.
Rare signed Mimi Di N torsade necklace - gold tone clasp holding 36 strands of hot orange glass seed beads. The clasp is sturdy and works perfectly. What a great color, terrific for fall and summer.

A torsade is a necklace composed of twisted strands of beads. This necklace belonged to an aunt of mine, and I would have dated it from the 1950s when she was actively buying jewelry, but according to following bio, Mimi Di N opened her own company in 1960.

Mimi di Niscemi was born in Italy and studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts. She worked for Schiaparelli, Dutch silversmith Rudolph Broom and in the 1950s she formed a partnership with Arnold Scaasi and produced pieces marked Jewels by Scaasi. In 1959 she joined Robert DeMario, but soon moved to the New York bead house Brania, where she made jewels marked Brania/Mimi di N. She opened her own jewelry firm in 1960 in New York City. (Thanks to Bitzofglitz.com for the biographical info, which I have abridged.)

Measurements: just over 17 inches from end to end.

Mailed with insurance within the US. I urge an upgrade to Priority Mail for sales outside the US. I have listed first Class International but there is no tracking available.
Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars.
(414)
Reviewed by Graciela Meltzer
3 out of 5 stars.
Jun 30, 2017
This book had a little wear & tear on the inner spine.
Picasso At Work Edward Quinn Hardcover 1966 Doubleday Book Coffee Table Art Book, Big Picasso Retrospective Book
Jan responded

I reached out to the buyer but had no response. All issues with this book were described and photographed accurately - nothing was hidden, so to dock stars for honesty seems unfair.


Reviewed by Graciela Meltzer
3 out of 5 stars.
Jun 30, 2017
This book had a little wear & tear on the inner spine.
Picasso At Work Edward Quinn Hardcover 1966 Doubleday Book Coffee Table Art Book, Big Picasso Retrospective Book
Jan responded

I reached out to the buyer but had no response. All issues with this book were described and photographed accurately - nothing was hidden, so to dock stars for honesty seems unfair.


Reviewed by Briana Reidy
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 27, 2017
I love theatre! And I love this vintage piece!
Theatre Arts Magazine January 1958 Special Opera Issue Theatrical Music History

Reviewed by debsrand
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 1, 2017
Item exactly as described. Very fast service!
Brass 2 Piece Picture Frame Charm, Small Gold Frame Charm, Jewelry Charm

Reviewed by barbiebengal
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 25, 2017
SHIPPED IN A FLASH !!! VERY NICE PRICE & PRETTY COLOR !!!! THANK~YOU +!!+!!+
30 Rose Pink Vintage Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads Faceted 8mm, Iridescent Faceted Pink Swarovski Bicone Beads

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Due to recent large increases in the cost of shipping items internationally, and in order to keep costs reasonable for international customers, I do not automatically add tracking to international shipments. However, if you would like your package tracked as well, please let me know and I can give you a price quote for this service. While packages over $100 are insured, however, it may be difficult to recover claims of loss without tracking information. In the case of damaged or lost items, the buyer must cooperate with all requests of the insurance company in order to be reimbursed or have the item replaced. Loss or damage of items under $100 is the responsibility of the buyer unless tracking and/or insurance is requested.

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If you don't pick up your items at your local post office, they will be sent back to me anywhere from two weeks to three months after I ship them. If an item is returned to me, I will send it out to you again at your expense only. If you are too busy to make a trip to your local post office, I suggest having it sent to your work address.

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I want you to be absolutely pleased with your purchase. Returns are accepted only if you contact me within 3 days of receipt of your item. You may request a refund or exchange (value of item, only, minus all shipping). Refund or exchange given after I have received the item in original condition. Please contact me to discuss options.

Clothing: Returns accepted on a case-by-case basis. Vintage items have been previously worn, cleaned and possibly mended, and may show their age. I inspect each item carefully before listing but there are usually small flaws on every vintage garment. Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat and the measurement doubled, and should be considered maximum sizes and are approximate. If you are not sure if something will fit, please ask before purchasing. I can take additional measurements for you and advise you with over 20 years of costume design and fitting experience.

I take great care to photograph and describe my items so that what you see is what you get, but if I have made a mistake, I will take the item back, on a case by case basis. Shipping charges on returns are your responsibility and the item must be insured. I regret that I cannot refund a piece that goes AWOL on its way back to me if it is not insured.

There are no returns on sale or custom items.
I want you to be absolutely pleased with your purchase. Returns are accepted only if you contact me within 3 days of receipt of your item. You may request a refund or exchange (value of item, only, minus all shipping). Refund or exchange given after I have received the item in original condition. Please contact me to discuss options.

Clothing: Returns accepted on a case-by-case basis. Vintage items have been previously worn, cleaned and possibly mended, and may show their age. I inspect each item carefully before listing but there are usually small flaws on every vintage garment. Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat and the measurement doubled, and should be considered maximum sizes and are approximate. If you are not sure if something will fit, please ask before purchasing. I can take additional measurements for you and advise you with over 20 years of costume design and fitting experience.

I take great care to photograph and describe my items so that what you see is what you get, but if I have made a mistake, I will take the item back, on a case by case basis. Shipping charges on returns are your responsibility and the item must be insured. I regret that I cannot refund a piece that goes AWOL on its way back to me if it is not insured.

There are no returns on sale or custom items.

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RESERVED ITEMS

Reserves are possible for a reasonable period of time, which is no more than five days. I will email you on the fifth day and if I don't hear from you, will un-reserve it by the next morning.

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Insurance can be added to any shipment upon request for generally about $2 or $3. This also includes international shipments. Please contact me BEFORE PAYING for your order if you would like insurance on your package and I will send a revised invoice. I have never had a package go missing but they sometimes do not arrive within the date specified, even via Priority Mail. I am not liable for lost or damaged packages. I usually insure orders with a value over $50 at no added cost but recommend insurance on orders over $50 or OOAK items or if you're worried about the mail situation on your end.

Sales Tax will be charged to all NY State Residents automatically by Paypal.

Rare Vintage Signed Mimi Di N Orange Seed Bead Torsade Necklace, Mid Century Multistrand Seed Bead Necklace, Signed Designer Necklace

$555.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Chain style: Bead
  • Materials: gold tone clasp, orange glass seed beads
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 414 reviews
  • Favorited by: 29 people
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