Whiting & Davis

The Whiting and Davis Mesh Bag Company apparently started as just that, a mesh handbag company, that bought up its competitor, Mandalian, and eventually went on to make both mesh and non-mesh fashion jewelry. The company also made small mesh fashion accessories such as cigarette cases, lipstick cases, keychains, belts and even clothing, mostly tops and dresses. While most well known for their goldtone and silvertone mesh, the mesh pieces were also made in a variety of colors, including white, black, red and blue. The non-mesh jewelry tends to be more tailored or perhaps less "feminine" in that the stones tend to be opaque art glass rather than rhinestone, colors tend to be darker, styles are more heavy looking and are usually larger. Mesh jewelry pieces include the well known and sought after snake bracelets and "kerchief" necklaces.

Whiting & Davis was made both in the US and abroad, and may be found with the mark Whiting & Davis International, which indicates the non-domestically produced pieces.

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Description: Whiting and Davis Hematite Earrings - A typical look for W&D, this is a slight variation from the other pairs we have had; this uses a tiny sawtooth setting with two rows of tiny bead-look trim. Very reflective, as you can see in the photos, in pristine condition. About 1" x 3/4" x 3/8" deep. Great price.

Item: SE13-1344

Price: $10.00 US

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Description: Whiting and Davis Hematite Hinged Bangle Bracelet with Acorn/Leaf Motif - A much more ornate version of the oval hematite cabochon pieces, this has the leaves actually "crawling" over the edges of the prong set stone. Heavy and beautifully conceived and crafted, this silvertone piece also has the original tag. Push-in hidden clasp, safety chain. Signed Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags, about 1/2" at back and 1 1/4" wide at center front, inner dimensions are 2" x 2 1/4". (Probably will fit a 7" wrist the best.) Unworn condition, this is a substantial, quality piece.

Item: SB13-1345

Price: $82.50 US

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Description: Whiting and Davis Hematite Cabochon Demi Parure - Another version of the oval hematite cabochon series, this uses a sawtooth bezel setting with a floral and scroll motif. This is a pendant necklace, clip earrings and brooch set. The pendant necklace is on an approx. 21" heavy silvertone rolo chain, with a metal hang tag signed Whiting Davis. Pendant is 2" x 1.5" and is not marked. Earrings are 1 1/4" x 1 1/8", and are signed Whiting & Davis Co. on the clip finding. Brooch seems to be identical to the pendant except that it has a pinback, also unsigned. Excellent condition.

Item: SS13-1346

Price: $54.50/demi US

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Description: Whiting and Davis Faux? Hematite Oval Pendant Necklace - These would appear to be a very close match to earrings SE6-519. I'm not sure that the cabochon is faux hematite, as hematite is an inexpensive stone, but we'll assume such and if it is genuine, so much the better! Whatever it is , it is extremely refractive - the "x" you see is actually the reflection of the ceiling fan in the room where the photo was taken, and if you look closely you can also see ceiling lights and the photographer's hands and sweater! The pendant is 2 3/8" x 2", with an 18" heavy rolo chain. All silvertone. Some slight scratching to the back of the pendant, which looks much worse in the enlargement than in person. Otherwise excellent condition.

Item: SN13-1277

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Whiting and Davis Hinged Bangle Bracelet and Earrings Set - Large, nicely faceted unfoiled topaz glass oval stones are used in front and back of the bracelet and as centers of the earrings (earrings look darker because they are on a black card, but in fact are the same color as the bracelet stones, just a different size). All pieces use kind of a crackly goldtone finish, hobnail like accents, streaming decorative lines and sawtooth bezel setting for the stones. Bracelet is marked with the usual "Whiting and Davis Co. Mesh Bags" mark, and the earrings with the usual Whiting & Davis Co. on the clip findings. Earrings are about 1 1/4" x 1", bracelet is 1" wide, and inner dimension of 2 1/4" x 1 15/16". Safety chain looks original. Excellent condition, small to average wrist.

Item: SS7-1226

Price: $54.50 US

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Description: Whiting and Davis Faux Hematite Demi Parure - This pendant necklace, hinged bangle bracelet and clip earrings set is an addition to your collection that you will enjoy forever, as this classic styling will never go out of fashion. Faux hematite oval stones are surrounded by dogtooth-type (kind of) settings and additional openwork framing on the necklace and bracelet give this kind of a Celtic feel. Necklace chain is 20", pendant is 1 3/4" x 1 1/2"; bracelet is oval, 2 1/8" x 2", and about 1 3/8" wide at center front; safety chain. Earrings are 1 1/8" x 7/8". Excellent condition, with some mild pitting/wear to the plating on the interior of the bracelet. All pieces marked, with the exception that the necklace is only marked on the chain.

Item: SS10-1156

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Whiting & Davis Faux Carnelian Hinged Bracelet & Earrings Set - One of the finest W&D sets I've ever had, this is a leaf and berries themed set, with faux carnelian cabochons for "berries. Side hinged bangle could be worn with opening at either the front or the back. Bracelet is 1 1/4" wide, oval shaped, 2 1/4" x 2"; clip earrings are about 1 3/4" x 1". Goldtone setting is a combination of shiny & matte finishes. Excellent condition with minimal wear. The earrings are so shiny that at the bottom what you are seeing is a reflection of the photographer's shirt. Earrings are signed Whiting & Davis Co. and bracelet says Whiting & Davis Co. with Mesh over the top and Bags beneath.

Item: SS5-834

Price: $95.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Whiting and Davis Faux Hematite Cabochon Earrings - These are part of a well known W&D design with a matching pendant necklace and cuff bracelet, so if you're looking for the earrings to match, look no further. While the plating on the back is somewhat scratched/worn (the flash camera makes this look much worse than in actuality), the fronts are in very good condition, with only a few slight scratches on one earring that can only be seen with extremely close observation. Clip mechanisms, earrings are 1 1/4" x 1".

Item: SE6-519

Price: $13.50 US

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Description: Whiting and Davis Plastic Cameo Cuff Bracelet and Earring Set - An exceptionally well done bracelet with matching earrings. The cuff is hinged on one side and will fit a small to medium wrist with ease and comfort. Cameo measures about 1 5/8"x 1 3/16"; bracelet is 2 1/4" wide at the widest point. Earrings are clip, about 1 1/8" x 7/8". Goldtone setting. Wonderful shot of lint on earring card, also!!

Item: PS2-021

Price: $79.50 US

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