Dating whiting and davis mesh bags
All pieces use kind of a crackly goldtone finish, hobnail like accents, streaming decorative lines and sawtooth bezel setting for the stones.Bracelet is marked with the usual "Whiting and Davis Co. Item: SS7-1226 Price: .50 US Description: Whiting and Davis Faux Hematite Demi Parure - This pendant necklace, hinged bangle bracelet and clip earrings set is an addition to your collection that you will enjoy forever, as this classic styling will never go out of fashion.The Whiting and Davis Mesh Bag Company apparently started as just that, a mesh handbag company, that bought up its competitor, Mandalian, and eventually went on to make both mesh and non-mesh fashion jewelry.The company also made small mesh fashion accessories such as cigarette cases, lipstick cases, keychains, belts and even clothing, mostly tops and dresses.Semi-precious stones, highly quality crystals, and high quality cameos have always been a part of the Whiting & Davis fashion collections; they've always been embraced. When the company first started everything was sterling.
I'm not sure that the cabochon is faux hematite, as hematite is an inexpensive stone, but we'll assume such and if it is genuine, so much the better!All pieces marked, with the exception that the necklace is only marked on the chain.Item: SS10-1156 Price: .50 US Description: Whiting & Davis Faux Carnelian Hinged Bracelet & Earrings Set - One of the finest W&D sets I've ever had, this is a leaf and berries themed set, with faux carnelian cabochons for "berries.Though the handbag division is now a separate entity based in California, walk us through that history a bit.In its heyday, Whiting & Davis was selling almost a million bags a year.