1970s William de Lillo Tiered Column Statement Choker
The Perfect Choker To Elevate Your Look Is Here! Circa 1970s, this William de Lillo statement choker is a U shape for easy wear and is plated gold. Features tiered columns around choker which resemble the curved roofs found in Japanese Buddhist architecture. Has beautiful detail and structure. The perfect piece for any outfit! Signed William de Lillo. About 12" around with a 3" opening.
William de Lillo was a major vintage fashion jewelry designer from Belgium who immigrated to the Unites States. His jewelry was often one of a kind, couture, runway pieces, or limited edition. He worked with many exclusive clients producing such pieces. Those patrons include Elizabeth Taylor. During the 1950s he worked for Cartier, Harry Winston, and Tiffany. In 1967 he started the House of de Lillo with Robert F. Clark. Clark had formally designed for Miriam Haskell. While living in France the 1970s they continued to produce jewelry for fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Schiaparelli.