Vintage Crystal and Pearl Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2003
Vintage Crystal AB Swarovski Crystal, Modern Swarovski Pearls, Metal Findings, Accuflex
Be spent over a decade to assemble the different style vintage beads to create this masterpiece. Be acquired the beads from several different private and corporate collections throughout Europe and the United States.
The vintage Swarovski crystal beads are in pristine condition and were manufactured in Austria between 1920 - 1938 and 1945 - 1954. To prove their authenticity, Be has the honor of taking them directly from their original packages.
A single or triple strand pearl necklace might be defined as "proper" by the Queen of England and "socially acceptable" at high fashion luncheons in the U.S.-- but I call them BORING--go-take-a-nap jewelry. But pearls are great so I created this inspired contemporary design that makes people do anything but yawn. In fact, the large variety of vintage crystal in this necklace give it a texture that is very intriguing to look at-- so be prepared to be stared at all night-- especially by the people you are close to. It is an unmistakable original design for the woman that can still enjoy pearls -- with a kick.