Vintage Costume Jewelry

Dazzling Panetta Emerald and Pave Fine Jewelry Look Bracelet


Shipping to United States: $10.00
  • Details
    20% off $100 or more, use coupon code BAKELITE, Dazzling Panetta Emerald and Criss Cross Pave Rhinestone bracelet!
    This bracelet is 6.75 inches long, 3/8 inches wide.
    Over 30 detailed articulated pave' segments make this bracelet ever so comfortable and dazzling on your wrist. It will be mistaken as the "real thing" .

    This bracelet is signed PANETTA dating it to the late 1960's. This is not signed Sterling but I believe it is, as sterling was a material of choice for Panetta to achieve the fine jewelry look.

    Amazing condition, the rhodium over sterling finish is in excellent vintage condition. The clasp is in perfect working order, with the original safety chain to protect your beauty when you wear this. I believe this is one of Benedetto Panetta's copies of a Fine Designer Jewelry bracelet. Read more about the maker below.

    webuygoldandsilver provides this biography

    Benedetto Panetta (1883? – 1969?) Born in Naples, Italy, Benedetto Panetta had already operated a small jewelry shop there and acquired the skills to create fine platinum jewelry that achieved some success. However, family and financial issues forced him to move to America in 1901.

    It didn’t take him long to find work as a platinum jeweler in New York City’s jewelry center. He first became a designer and model maker for Trifari, one of the first American companies to manufacture costume jewelry. He worked there for many years.

    In the 1930s, when Trifari moved its headquarters from New York to Providence, Rhode Island, Panetta did not want to uproot his family and took his skills to Pennino Brothers another highly regarded jewelry manufacturer. He worked there for almost another decade.

    In 1945, Panetta established his own company with his sons, Amadeo and Armand. They were born in New York and as they grew became part of the Panetta family tradition working with jewelry. Panetta produced costume jewelry with superb designs often carved into metal with heavy sterling silver, silver plating, gold plating, and white metal backings. The jewelry was prong-set, hand-set, unfoiled, and contained beautiful details. Pieces and decoration ranged from high quality rhinestones, simulated stones and pearls encrusted in Art Deco styles to enamel figural designs.

    Panetta’s background in fine jewelry was apparent in the pieces he produced. Many were rhodium or gold plated and often resembled the original designs that inspired them. His signature designs include pave set enamel jewelry, high quality rhinestones and elaborate settings. Among the company’s operating principles was that if, the jewelry “didn’t look real, it went back to the drawing board.”

    The company did everything to create very exact replicas of the best fine jewelry. Though never cheap even when the pieces first appeared on the market, Panetta’s creations attracted buyers who could easily have afforded the more expensive pieces. The appeal of Panetta’s creations were, in fact, that the pieces were nearly exact replicas of the genuine articles and, while often mistaken for ‘the real thing,’ gave the owners a sense of security if, on the off chance, they were lost or stolen.

    Panetta employed his skills working with platinum and used them in white metal to form his jewelry’s base metalwork that produced incredibly realistic effects. The company created a wide assortment of styles including figural pins and accessories for their most sought-after rhinestone pieces mostly produced during the Art Deco period.

    Panetta also used a gilt metal that looked like gold as a base for black enamel and rhinestones. Some ring shapes were geometric while other designs resembled snakes with glowing, fake-emerald eyes. Still others were crafted with parallel bands of platinum-colored metal, within which the designer placed oval cups each holding a trio of faux amethysts.

    Panetta also made copies of jewelry produced by famous designers like Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef and Arpel, and David Webb. With each piece handmade and the imitation stones hand set (no glue or paste), and a Hamilton finish, Panetta jewelry became travel jewelry for the very wealthy. The pieces looked so real that women left their fine jewelry at home to foil thefts.

    Benedetto Panetta died in the late 1960s. His sons continued the Panetta tradition into early 1990s when the brothers sold the company to one of their best Japanese customers who closed the business in 1995.

    The “Panetta” mark is Panetta with copyright symbol. All Panetta jewelry is highly collectible and often shows its value in the pricing asked for it.

    Sold As Is Vintage, please check the photos and ask any questions.

    All product photos are of the actual item. Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in products and lighting conditions. Please contact me if you have specific additional photo requests as photos are part of the description.

    PS. I have added a photo of some other FAB bracelets that will be added to my site soon! These are for sale in a different listing. Please check out all my rhinestone bracelets.
  • Shipping & Policies


    Payment should be made via Direct Checkout. Layaway arrangements are all acceptable payment options. LAYAWAY ITEMS ARE NON RETURNABLE . Please contact me to make arrangements for Layaway special listings. Easiest most convenient for you will be to use Direct Checkout or contact me directly with your your credit card. All payments must be in US dollars and all payments must be made within ten (10) days of the order date. Items with pending payments including layaway orders will be marked with a HOLD tag on the site until payment is received and processed. If payment is not received within 10 days the order will be cancelled, notification of cancellation will be made via email and items returned to inventory. "

    Coupon Code discounted items are NOT eligible for return. Please make your selections carefully when purchasing with a coupon. If an item has been picked up from one of my shos 60 miles away a trip charge will be deducted from the sale price as I have spent a half day driving and fuel charges.

    " Layaway terms are 50%down, non-refundable deposit, balance due within 30 days of order date and is available only on orders of $50.00 or more. Layaway items are not returnable. Upon receipt of final payment on a layaway the item will be shipped first class insured for the amount paid and shipping notification will be made to the buyer. Some items including lay away will require personal invoice from me. Please email me with you selection, and I will send you a discounted personal invoice. If you wish to use another form of payment, you must contact us first, for authorization. International orders are gladly accepted, however at the present time we are not accepting credit card orders for international orders. We reserve the right to refuse any order that does provide a valid, working email address or other verified shipping information.

    Layaway and Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.

    Shipping from United States

    " Shipping Policy - All items will be shipped via USPS (US Postal Service) unless otherwise stated. First class USPS shipping is as posted in the United States on all Jewelry items. You may choose to have additional insured if so, you must email me so I can send you a new invoice including the insurance price.First $50 is included in the standard shipping. Any Other shipping method, please contact me directly. Paypal, credit cards and money orders ship within 1-2 days of payment clearance/receipt. Personal checks ship in 5-7 days, or less depending on previous purchase history. If you have a special shipping need, we will do our best to accommodate, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. International shipment costs are TBD (to be determined) and will be calculated once your order is received. We will email you with the shipping options and costs to your country. I only use FedX for some countries for reliability and tracking. Customs documents are filled out using the correct amount of purchase and description of the item. " I list 1-2 weeks shipping but it is usually within a week, my physical brick and mortar shop is 50 miles away so sometimes I have to make a trip to pick up an item from the shop and this adds to the shipping time. If you need an item right away, please convo me and I will try to get it shipped as quickly as possible.

    International buyers must contact me for shipping options or pay the minimum shipping as stated on the listing. International items are NON-REFUNDABLE

    Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Returns and exchange details

    We want you to be happy with your purchase so please be sure to read all descriptions and size and condition info. All items are original and unrestored unless otherwise stated.
    Professional restorations will be noted in descriptions. Refunds WILL NOT be issued if items are returned without prior authorization or returned without following stated guidelines. Items returned in different condition than originally shipped will not not be accepted and refund will not be issued.

    Buyer is responsible for cost of return shipping.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about any item, we want you to be happy with your purchases Please note: We are not responsible for shipping damage or loss. Items which are insured and arrive damaged or are lost will be handled via claim with the US postal service. We are not responsible for uninsured or underinsured items, and can not to be held responsible for items which are delayed, lost or damaged by the post office or any other shipper. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this policy, your satisfaction guarantees you will shop with us again! " If an item has already been picked up from my shop 60 miles away a trip charge will be deducted from the sale price as I have spent a half day driving and fuel charges. Items that have been placed on layaway. Please read descriptions carefully and ask questions.


    International Orders are NOT eligible for return, please ask questions, look at photos, ask questions, request more photos, etc...Due to extremely high international shipping costs and the extended time it requires to ship and return an item, it would be out of inventory for over 30 days.


    " Condition Definitions Excellent = Almost new condition, no noticeable flaws, dull, dark or yellow stones, virtually no plating or enamel loss. Sometimes this will be listed as "pristine condition" Very good = some minor signs of wear or age i.e. slight wear to plate or enamel, minor foil damage possible on a couple of stones, etc. Flaws will be minor. Specifics will be pointed out in the description. Good = signs of wear and age, specifics will be pointed out in description. Noticeable plating and/or enamel loss, copper may have some scratching, original patination is gone, some dull or graying stones. Fair = major condition problems, broken pin stems, serious wear, plating is gone, loose hinges,, deterioration of stones probably not in desirable wearable condition. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding specific conditions or color questions. Unless otherwise stated, we make every effort to ensure that colors represented on the page are accurate. Additional views of items can be sent within 24 hours if needed to make a purchasing decision.

    Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.