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.
Unworn since its creation as part of a 2016 collection, we left this one in its original layout (though it's been cleaned and refreshed and given an updated tag for its new life.) Don't let the delicate design of the clasp fool you - there is strength in its beauty, crafted from cut steel components to imitate more expensive marcasite in the early 20th century. Of French origin, the clasp began its adventures as a buckle, and now clasps strands of polished sesame jasper and faceted Indian silver. The charcoal and gray flecked green of the beads is alluring, and the hints of metallic from the dark silver spacers add just the touch of glamour to heighten the overall style. Versatility also plays a part: choose to wear the buckle at the side or around back for two completely different looks. Either way, it's a force of beauty. Measures 18" in length, shortest strand.
(Here's a link to this necklace's original listing in our Archives.)
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