Dark Horse Appeal

Elva Fields

From one of our favorite customer's beloved and extensive collection of Elva necklaces, a group of nearly 20 necklaces returned to our studio to be Re-Vintaged now that this lovely lady is downsizing and more selective in what she is able to wear. Many of her necklaces have never been worn and remain in immaculate condition (most still featured their original hand-written and hand-tied tags!)  Of offering this batch of necklaces, our client says, "I am thrilled with the thought that my pieces may go to someone who will treasure them as I do the ones I wear. It had bothered me for years that [some of] my 'beauties' sat in a drawer, not worn, not enjoyed. I did love looking at them and admiring their creativity. But, now I hope someone else can wear and cherish them. My students always loved my necklaces; sometimes I got their attention when they commented. I loved that! But, now retired and with no one to leave my jewelry to, I am pleased to know it will be in the hands ( necks ) of others."  It feels especially meaningful to share this client's collection on the occasion of our 20th birthday, as she has been along for the ride for more than half of that journey, and we are grateful for her encouragement, support, and kindness through all of these years.

From Spring 2016, this equestrian style returned unworn (tag intact!) to our studio this past summer. Though we adored the original 1950s hand-carved horse brooch, it seemed to slide down the strands rather than staying put at the side, so we debated how best to "re-vintage" this beloved design. When, just a few weeks after its arrival, we stumbled upon a pair of antique brass horse ornaments (perhaps originally from an early 1900s buckle of some sort?) at a favorite Labor-Day flea market, we wondered if the duo might be the ideal accompaniment for the matte-finished tinted brass square bead strands. The horses' spectacular details are made all the more marvelous with tiny faceted marcasites, and the mixing of metals and finishes renders this gem a true stunner (on and off the track!) Measures 18" length, shortest strand.

(Here's a link to this necklace's original listing in our Archives.)

Please note: This item is considered Final Sale - not available for returns, exchanges, or credits. 

$ 348.00 $ 178.00
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