The large 1980s gold plated Monet Zig Zag brooch represents hot summers with an attitude.
Signed by Monet this 1980s brooch is gorgeous to wear and highly collectible.
4.5 x 4.5 cm
Make a fashion statement. Be bold.
This gorgeous brooch is large enough to be worn on the waist or shoulder.
Perfect for a night out on the town or to make a dramatic entrance.
It looks fantastic against strong coloured and black clothes.
The brooch is a sleek and well designed piece that is only for the brave.
Condition: The detail is excellent. No wear or rubbing of gold tone.
It has a safety pin style clasp on the reverse and can be worn horizontally or vertically.
It will be gift wrapped in our seasonal packaging.
The company was started by brothers Micheal and Joseph Chernow in 1919 to provide personalised monogramming for handbags and luggage.
According to Collector’s Weekly, “Monet’s first collection was largely influenced by European fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Monet pulled from both the rival designers’ schools of thought: Chanel’s style was represented by straightforward depictions of animals, flora, and people, while Schiaparelli’s could be seen in Monet's abstract and surreal pieces. The collection also included large multicolor rhinestones resembling emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, some set on clips and pins, others anchored to wide cuff bracelets. The colored stones would not last, though, as these early pieces were superseded by later collections focusing on the design and hue of the metal itself”. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/costume-jewelry/monet
Monocraft became Monet and by the 1980s they were designing jewellery for Yves St Laurent. Later they also produced pieces for Christian Lacroix.