Earnest in Spirit

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 our Summer Collection in 2016, we didn't want to change much about this joyful design, so we simply re-strung the stylish striped beads, refreshed the brass beads at back, and swapped out the hammered brass toggle for an easier-to-clasp gilt copper hook at back. The result is the same charming, earnest in spirit style. Five strands of African glass show off their signature sandy finish and a rich, vibrant pattern, while bits of faceted Indian brass bring a touch of golden to the look. A 1930s celluloid and brass flower in gorgeous green and gold (we're loving the filigreed look of the layered petals!) adorns the drape at the side. Measures 23" in overall length.

(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. 

$ 278.00 $ 198.00
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