dolce vita

Combinable necklace with two bracelets by Pomellato in high karat gold, Milan circa 1981

When Pino Rabolini founded the brand Pomellato in Milano 1969, he wanted no less than to revolutionise the fine jewellery market: high quality pieces should no longer be only made on request, as one-of-a-kind pieces, but be as available as prêt-à-porter fashion. While this was already the case in the market for inexpensive jewellery, the manufacturing of more luxurious pieces still relied heavily on a customer’s order. Through Rabolini’s initiative, the market changed rapidly. All of a sudden, even large, generously gemstone-set pieces were as available as fashion accessories, and could be quickly purchased according to occasion and one’s mood. Jewellery grew closer to the ever-changing seasons and whims of fashion than ever before, since the pieces were now practically made in editions. The piece at hand is a fine example of Pomellato’s fashion sense in the years around 1980. A true statement piece, it reflects the time’s taste for heavy yellow gold jewellery – the "power dressing" of jewellery. The piece form the 'Tango' collection, made of nearly 300 grams of gold, is made of gold links alternating in a classic yellow and slightly red or rose-golden colour. The clasps are hidden – and here lies the true appeal of the piece: It can either be worn as a very long necklace, or converted into a shorter necklace and two bracelets through a simple click of its hidden clasps. According to its first owner, the piece was purchased in 1987 at Margy Schuerholz on Königsallee in Düsseldorf for 24.900 D-Mark. Düsseldorf was then, as it is now, one of the German jet set's most coveted cities, and Königsallee the place to shop luxuriously. The date of purchase also fits perfectly with the piece's outspoken sense of style. This vintage necklet and bracelet set truly lives up to Pomellato's standards of quality and design. It is in great condition and a must have for any collection of fine vintage jewellery.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


OUR PROMISE

We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

Play