Gold tone vintage set of vermeil & enamel with pink & yellow tones, with necklace measuring 16" including box clasp marked "silver" to back, & having a matching set of paddle-back clip-on earrings, each marked "Vendome" to backs, measuring 1" in length with width of 1/2". All measurements are approximate, & set is in overall good condition with minor wear to gold tone of vermeil consistent with age & use.
Vendome was established as a subsidiary of Coro to manufacture a superior line of jewelry. The mark was used as early as 1944 on charm bracelets and faux pearl jewelry, but the Vendome line which began in the 1950's did not become popular until the early 1960's, largely due to beautiful designs introduced by Helen Marion, Vendome's principal designer. Basically, Vendome replaced Corocraft, which, up to that time, marked the higher quality jewelry made by Coro. Vendome jewelry used the best of imported rhinestones and faceted crystal beads. The clarity and brilliance of the stones and top quality metalwork combined in artistically expressive designs were the main factors behind Vendome's success.