Swarovski, Vendome Crystal Parure, Couturier
To say that this jewelry is hard to find would be an understatement. WOW...in person, this set is blinding, the amount of light and sparkle is phenomenal. All the crystals are clear and have rivoli type cuts on both sides that flatten out to a table. They are foiled on one side only, every other crystal is foiled with gold or silver. The color is called "mink" and the cut is "nailhead" or "aspirin". This cut and color, very hard to find and retired long ago.
They are LARGE crystals that really make a statement. The beads are graduated in size on the 3 strand necklace, they are the same size on the 3 strand bracelet. There are clear, topaz yellow seed beads strung between the crystals. The clip on earrings have the same seed beads accenting the center and the crystals are studded with rhinestones for even more pizzazz! The clasps are textured gold toned oak leaves.
These retired Swarovski nail head crystals in mink, 12mm, are highly prized, and sought after.
The necklace is adjustable, 15" to 17 1/4" in length with the largest bead 1/2" (12mm) in diameter. The bracelet is 7 1/2" long with a fold over clasp and 1/2" crystals. The clip on earrings have an extra screw mechanism to adjust the tension. They are 1 1/4" in diameter. All pieces are stamped Vendome and there are 2 original tags! The condition is excellent, a few tiny places of foil loss from sitting in a jewelry box, the set was NEVER worn. This set calls for an extrovert!
It is simply stunning. very unusual and a genuine vintage jewelry treasure. By Coro for Vendome Couturier. Unmatched craftsmanship and attention to detail!