From one of the queens of 20th century design, Elsa Schiaparelli, comes this luscious set of a necklace and matching earrings. They are designed as a deep purple dream, featuring magnificent amethyst colored stones, set in gleaming yellow gold tone metal. The necklace, which is 18-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide, is a flattened, ridged piece, with five of the amethyst hued stones suspended, on slides. The slides have an Oriental air, being squares, with extended points, embedded with bright white rhinestones. The center most stone, of the five, is 1-1/8" in diameter, is of a faceted cushion cut. Edging the bottom, is a trio of the bright,white, stones. Flanking this eye-drawing part, on either side of same, are two smaller, matching stones, which are 3/4" 'in diameter. On the back of the necklace, at the juncture of the center stone, is the Schiaparelli signature. The two ends of the necklace segue into plain link chains, with a J hook bringing the two ends into the clasp. Each of the stones is foiled and set in a basket type bezel, with apertures scored into the back. Coming around, up from the bezels, are prongs, to hold the stones securely.
The matching earrings are of the clip back style, being 7/8" wide and 1-1/4" long. They emulate the center stone of the necklace, without the slide. The reverse of each earring also carries the Schiaparelli signature.
These spectacular pieces are so very beautifully executed they can be mistaken for precious jewelry. They are in fabulous vintage condition, circa 1940's-1950's. Get out your glad rags for this set!
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Signed Schiaparelli Amethyst Rhinestone Necklace and Earring Set