A Time Remembered

Circa: 1970
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Monet/Made in USA
This lovely gold tone butterfly pin is marked on the back: Monet.
The Monocraft Products Company was founded in Providence, RI in 1928 by two brothers, Michael and Jay Chernow. The company first produced gold plated monograms on handbags. The business expanded and around 1937 began manufacturing jewelry under the name of Monet. Monet jewelry is of the Art Modern design. In the 1940s, the company started using sterling silver and silver plating along with the gold plated previously used as base metal. The jewelry produced is very durable with lasting quality. Monet was also responsible for several technological advancements in jewelry, the friction ear clip and the barrel clutch for pierced earrings. The Monocraft Products Company, that produced Monet jewelry, was acquired by General Mills in 1968, purchased by Crystal Brands Jewelry Group in 1989 to 1994, acquired in 1994 to 2000 by Chase Capital Partners, Lattice Holding, and in 2000 was purchased by Liz Claiborne Inc. with production of the jewelry moved out of the U.S. Mark: MONET, MONET with copyright symbol after 1955. Monet jewelry has been in production for more than 75 years and has successfully adapted to the constant changing images and designs of our changing times.
The pin is delicately made with a heavy band border with wire strung through the wings and a solid body.
In very good condition it does have a discoloration mark in the middle of the right antenna which I have shown in my pictures and it measures 1 7/8 inches high and 1 1/2 inches long.
I have 2 of these pins in stock. Price quoted is for each one ordered.
An addition to any Monet Jewelry Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions feel free to contact me and thank you for looking.

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