Vintage D'Orlan Pendant - gold tone metal inlaid with Abalone Shell
Maurice Bradden founded D’Orlan Jewellers Ltd in 1957 in Toronto, Canada. They are renowned for high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. D’Orlan jewelers used unique design elements, high-quality imitation gemstones, Austrian crystals and rhinestones, Japanese glass and artificial pearls, and various kinds of enamels. The company closed in 2006.
This beautiful pendant is approx 1" in diameter, gold tone metal inlaid with bright pieces of abalone shell. It comes with the original chain, which has the D'Orlan tag, but which is sadly missing the clasp - an easy repair by a high street jeweller. Otherwise it is in very good vintage condition.
Has been put through an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner for hygiene.