Venetian and Vintage Crystal Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2003
Venetian 24kt Rich Brown Beads, Vintage Topaz AB Swarovski Crystal, Metal Findings, Accuflex
Gail traveled to Italy and handpicked each of the 24kt rich brown beads from a fourth generation Venetian owned jewelry factory. Each bead is still being individually handmade by craftswomen using the same recipe for over 800 years. The mother-of-pearl stars were cut in China.
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 is the first necklace that I ever created in this style -- and I like her so much that I will continue developing ideas of inspiration from it. The owner of this piece can truly say she has the "Original" of my original in this design. This necklace is the epitome of "Royalty"-- even when she's on the neck stand. Turn the picture upside down and she looks exactly like a crown. The beads are so rich and their weight is so substantial that you actually feel a renewed spirit of strength and confidence emerge the longer you wear it. With its deep Autumn colors and its empowering effects, you not only look like Royalty, you feel like it.