Fenichel

Fenichel was in business from about 1925 until 1959 and was owned and operated by Louis and Max Fenichel. While they manufactured different types of jewelry, they are sought after by in-the-know collectors who have seen the top quality Austrian crystal stones used in their pieces. Ranging from all clear to aurora borealis to colored rhinestones and all combinations of the above, their best sellers seem to have been "line" choker necklaces and matching earrings and bracelets. Often only the necklace was signed, so if the matching pieces were sold separately or got separated from the necklaces, you would not know for certain that they were, indeed, Fenichel.

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Description: Fenichel Headlight Necklace in Jonquil, AB and Madeira Topaz Rhinestones - The style of Fenichel necklace most sought after by collectors of this brand, the headlight necklace features 23 twelve millimeter glass stones in light yellow, warm brown and aurora borealis (possibly a light topaz AB rather than a clear AB, but I am not certain.) The jonquil and topaz stones are dentelles (fancy cut rounds) while the AB's are traditional chatons. All stones are multi prong set, with smaller AB's in the tail, finishing with a large topaz. Rhinestone set hook, adjustable length necklace extends to a maximum of 15". Goldtone setting, excellent condition. I tried to get a shot of the Fenichel mark, which is on the tail end stone, but it is difficult to see; as with many Fenichel pieces, the "L" is cropped off and the signature looks like FENICHEI. Wonderful piece.

Item: SN7-942

Price: $117.50 US

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Description: Fenichel Pearl & Rhinestone Necklace - Most of Fenichel's necklaces are chokers, and this is no exception, but is a little less common in that instead of being a riviere style this is more of a fringe design, using clear marquise rhinestones for the "collar" and a creamy-grey glass pearl for the fringe. Hook and tail closure uses pearl ball chain instead of rhinestone chain on the extension; this necklace is adjustable up to just shy of 16". Excellent condition, with just some mild wear to the plating on the back of the necklace at the places where it would rub during wear. The rhinestones are nice and sparkly, and the pearls are in excellent condition. Perfect for the bride or perhaps to go with a light silver dress.

Item: SN7-840

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Fenichel Necklace and Bracelet Set in Lt./Dk. Blue Rhinestone - Fabulous set uses dark sapphire rectangular stones alternating with sets of two light sapphire rounds. Shiny silvertone (rhodium?) plate and the exceptional quality stones for which Fenichel is justly famous. Necklace has adjustable bejeweled hook and rhinestone tail, up to 15 1/2". This should hang as a choker, not a dogcollar. Bracelet is 7" with bejeweled push in v clasp. Both pieces 3/8" wide. Necklace is signed, bracelet is not. Excellent condition.

Item: SS8-760

Price: $159.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Fenichel Purple, Faux Alexandrite and Aurora Borealis Demi Parure - This necklace, bracelet and earring set exemplify what one normally finds for Fenichel - large "headlight" stones of excellent quality, multi-prong settings, and classic linear styling. The faux alexandrite stones look lavender in some lights, light blue in others. Only the necklace is marked Fenichel; thus, there may be unsigned Fenichel around, as the bracelet and the earrings are an obvious match. Necklace is adjustable to 15", bracelet is slightly over 7"; earrings are clip and 1" x 7/8". Goldtone setting, excellent condition. Stunning with a simple purple evening gown.

Item: SS1-621

Price: $195.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Fenichel Collar Necklace - When people refer to collars they usually mean a stand-up dog collar type. This literally looks like a collar! Whether worn with an evening gown or over the top of a sweater, this piece is impressive in person, a real show stopper. Topaz colored baguettes edge the design and the inner portion is filled with lines of jonquil (light yellow) rhinestone chain. Adjustable hook closure, necklace will fit up to a 16" neck. About 3" from neckchain to corner. Even the hook and end were rhinestone set. Excellent condition. Fenichel is infrequently seen and always seems to be top quality.

Item: SN1-612

Price: $165.00 US

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