Venetian and Vintage Crystal Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2002
Venetian 24kt Red Beads, Vintage Light Siam AB 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.
I am not kidding when I say nine out of ten people when they first see this necklace say "God, I just want to eat that thing." The main Venetian beads are the exact color and size of maraschino cherries. This just proves my point that the 800 year old Venetian recipe for making these incredible beads is ALIVE. These are fire engine red, so a woman with a fiery FUN energy would enjoy wearing this. It can hold its own at the most "traditional affairs" as it can an important party. It's mood can be directed by the style of dress you wear, but make no mistake, no matter what outfit you choose, know this necklace is a saucy accessory with it's own personality.