Vintage Crystal Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2002
Vintage Hyacinth Swarovski Crystal, Metal Findings, Accuflex
Be acquired these 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 is the very first necklace I ever made when I declared out loud to the Universe that “I am going to make the largest, beautiful beaded jewelry in the world.” What an incredible inspiration this piece was for me. Considered “small” compared to my later pieces, this piece has PUNCH with the hyacinth color. It is a powerful, powerful statement and is the ONLY necklace I have ever found that would set off a hyacinth colored dress – the right way—diamonds don’t do it and there is not stone that matches this color with the sparkle and intensity of this vintage Swarovski crystal. This is a definite “you go girl” necklace and it is not for melba-toast-middle-road-wanna-be.