Vintage and Modern Crystal Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2002
Vintage Heliotrope II and Modern Tanzanite Swarovski Crystal, Metal Findings, Accuflex
Be spent over 13 years to assemble the different style vintage beads to create this masterpiece. The beads in this piece are extremely rare and have very interesting shapes that are not seen today. 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.
This necklace is as intriguing as it is beautiful. It is a bursting kaleidoscope of Capri blue and purple and tanzanite color backed with a hematite shade of metallic. As the wearer moves, the rich hues come alive. Some of the beads in this piece I have only seen once in my life, either the style or the large size is incredibly rare. No matter how many pictures are taken of this necklace, you can’t believe the color until you see it in person. I love this piece.