This William De Lillo necklace is as collectible as it is a wearable statement piece. The choker style piece hangs from the center of the neck into the breast area and sides of the chest area. The book chain with rhinestones and the tear drop glass is so well done and sparkly. This necklace is fresh to the market and could be worn to an event or red carpet. Signed on the underside of the clasp. Condition appears to be excellent with mild wear to the finish on the chain only. 14″ long as it sets higher on the neck. I wear a standard 16″ on the lower neck area but this 14″ fit me so measure the lower very middle part of your neck.
William De Lillo’s work is iconic and graces many a serious collection of fashion jewelry. William de Lillo has recently passed. He started working in the U.S. in the 50s. He has worked for Cartier, Winston and with Robert Clark/ head designer of Miriam Haskell, Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Norman Norell. In fact he started The House of de Lillo with Robert F. Clark. Private clients included Elizabeth Taylor among others.