Mint Unused Goldette Gold Plated Enamel Locket Solid Perfume Pendant Necklace – Gorgeous minty mint example of vintage signed Goldette jewelry. From an old jeweler estate this is a lovely 1960s signed Goldette enameled locket pendant necklace. It was Never Used. The inside of the locket is signed. The chain is not. The locket has a fancy open top loop and the body of the locket is enameled with blooming roses on one side and fancy engraved initials which look like RJR within a fancy raised scroll pattern. Goldette was known to make some jewelry lines containing the same monogrammed decorations on the backs in the 1960s. Usually for solid perfumes for Estee Lauder and Revlon. The chain is thick and solid with gold ball connectors and a barrel clasp. All of the gold on both the necklace and chain is bright and crisp and shiny like the day it was originally made. There is no wear to this necklace. The inside was only ever opened so as to take the photo. Size of chain is 24″. Necklace length is 25.75″. Locket is 1.5″ north to south without the bale by 1.12″ east to west across the center. For anyone who collects vintage signed mid century jewelry this is one of the best Goldette examples you will find for your collection!
Goldette – 1958 – late 1970’s (Possibly 1977)
Goldette often styled their jewelry to look like parts of Victorian fine jewelry were pieced together and made by a jeweler into a bracelet or a brooch. Their necklaces consisted of multistrand gold chains with a Victorian or Oriental-style centerpiece. Many of their longer necklaces have a distinctive fold-over clasp, you can see a picture of this down below. Their charm necklaces, pins, and sliding charm bracelets were their signature pieces. Their earlier bracelets often had safety chains attached.
The first use of the “Goldette NY” mark was in the fall 1955 by Goldette Costume Jewelry founded by Ben Gartner. In 1959 the NY was dropped, and after that until the late 1960s. Not all Goldette jewelry was signed.
- “Goldette N.Y.”