Napier Glass Top Cigarette CaseFebruary 11, 2022
This Napier torsade dates approximately to the 1990s–similarly to the last torsade we shared that was made with jewel-tone resin beads. However, this piece is made with faceted crystals. This five-strand necklace is made of rich emerald and topaz jewel-toned faceted crystals. The topaz-colored crystals are flanked by gold-tone disk spacers. The emerald-colored strands have additional hand-textured spheres every five beads. The clasp is hand-textured adding extra detail to the piece. The necklace weighs slightly more than seven ounces. We date this piece to c. 1990 when the company had collections in jewel tones. The see the torsade previously mentioned click here: https://ift.tt/L8G4BbTFebruary 14, 2022
These four rings came from The Napier Archive. The gold-tone ring on the left is marked Napier Ⓒ and dates to approx 1970. It was produced in gold or silver and retailed for $6.00. The faux pearl and turquoise fashion ring appears to have been part of the line with the piece shown here as a sample. HOWEVER, we have not seen this anywhere else besides the archive. The other two rings may also be samples later made into production or possibly used as inspiration samples. As was the case for all the jewelry we examined in The Napier Archive, unless the piece was marked Napier OR a trademarked version was discovered on the open market, we could never assume it made its way into production. Many samples came into the plant for consideration when external sourcing was used. None of the three rings (right of the gold-tone piece) were found in catalogs. Do you have a signed example? Be a part of the research! Curious minds want to know.