Lovely vintage necklace by FREIRICH. Various shades of gold tone metal filigree and dimpled balls of round and elongated shapes make up this necklace. Working sport ring clasp. Oval tag is stamped FREIRICH. Open length from end to end is 27 inches. Great wearable or collectible condition.
Freirich was a French costume jewelry, button, and accessory company that was begun by Solomon Freirich in the 1920s after he bought Maison David, a hats, dress ornament and accessory maker. In the USA, the company is called Freirich; in France it is called Maison David (David's House). Freirich also produced buttons for many fashion designers, including Chanel and Dior. The company's increased its costume jewelry production in 1955, when Solomon Freirich's son, Arthur Freirich, joined the firm. The 'FREIRICH' mark was first used on costume jewelry in the 1960s (Freirich jewelry produced before then is unmarked). Freirich jewelry is often Victorian in style, with enamel work, delicate filigrees, glass stones, and metal stamping that emulates granulation.. Freirich went out of business in 1990.