Sterling Silver & Czech Glass Necklace and Earring Set #1144
This is a custom made necklace and earring set, hand fabricated in 22 ga. solid sterling silver wire. This lovely necklace is adorned with pale, milky, pink and blue modern made, faceted and cabochon opaline glass beads. The earrings are made to match, with 20 ga. ear wires, and also have 4mm natural pink freshwater pearls dangling from the ends. This set would be gorgeous on someone with a tan, or darker skin tone, as the pink and blue color of the beads is subtle until shown in greater contrast against a deeper background skin color.
Necklace length: 17.5” with sterling lobster clasp.
Earring Length: 38mm from top of wire to bottom of pearl.
A bit about Opaline Glass from Wikipedia: Opaline glass is also a decorative style of glass made in France from 1800 to the 1890s, though it reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s. The glass is opaque or slightly translucent, and can appear either white or brightly colored in shades of green, blue, pink, black, lavender and yellow. Many different pieces were produced in opaline glass, including vases, bowls, cups, coupes, decanters, perfume bottles, boxes, clocks and other implements. The popularity of Opaline glass began during the reign of Napoleon. Cities involved in the production included Le Creusot, Baccarat, and Saint-Louis, Réunion, as well as various locations in England.
Item # 1144