Vintage and Modern Crystal and Pearl Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2003
Vintage Crystal AB Swarovski Crystal, Czech Glass Pearls, Metal Findings, Accuflex
Be acquired the vintage beads in this necklace 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.
Modern Swarovski were manufactured in Austria and the Pearls near Prague in the Czech Republic.
I made this sensational pearl necklace with a bride in mind. In Minnesota, when a bride comes into my shop and announces "I'm looking for a pearl necklace for my wedding" this of course translates to "I want a 16-18 inch single-strand pearl necklace." But I say "Pearls are GREAT, and I think they deserve so much More!" and the woman that wears this necklace will agree with me. You certainly don't have to be a bride in order to wear this-- but you must be the Queen of your own party (even if there are only two of you) because this pearl necklace is not only sophisticated, it's HOT and should not be worn by shy chambermaids.