Every few weeks this year we are going to feature one of our vintage pieces and offer a little background on its origin and the designer to help you brush up on your own vintage jewelry knowledge. Our current vintage piece is a gorgeous “rustic chic” necklace made by Carol Dauplaise:
Carol Dauplaise was a jewelry designer who worked for the famed Miriam Haskell for almost two decades. In the late 1970’s she left to start her own label and produced jewelry under her own name as well as under the label “Dauplaise II,” a more affordable, lower tier line.
This particular necklace was part of a series of wood jewelry the designer made in the late 1970’s under the more sought-after Dauplaise label. This necklace is signed on its vintage clasp and has the distinctive Dauplaise gold metal disc beads placed in between the wooden disks. It’s long serpentine design makes it wonderfully chic but also slightly rustic and the quality is excellent. This is a true collector’s item and a wonderful piece to add to your jewelry collection or even just to admire!