A classic 1950’s necklace by Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior. The pearls, faux sapphire and turquoise stones combination is a style that's quintessentially 1950’s. It's signed in the usual place for Maer pieces on an oval cartouche 'Christian Dior for Mitchel Maer' on the top light blue left hand navette. There are no replaced or loose stones. I can see just one chipped light blue stone 7 from the left hand end, two very, very small nicks on the far left pearls and very minor gilt loss on the reverse.
It measures 17"/43cm long when fastened, 1.3"/3.5cm at the widest point in the centre front and them tapers to 0.15"/ 0.5cm.