Distinctly Egyptian Revival, this four piece set by Couture Designer Alice Caviness includes two necklaces, one bracelet and a pair of earrings.
All pieces consist of oblong authentic opaline glass beads they are translucent and can appear either white or light blue depending on the light. They are opalescent opaline glass. Very stunning and rare set, both in design and in the number of pieces in the parure. Can be worn in all sorts of combinations but when together, simply stunning.
Size: Single Rope Necklace: 56 inches; Drop Necklace: 36 inches plus 4 inch drop x 3.75 inches wide; Bracelet: 8 x 1.25 inches; Comfort Clip Earrings: 2 inches
Compared to the early Schiaparelli or Chanel of her time, Alice Caviness started her design career as a couture designer. Encouraged to expand her abilities to the costume jewelry world to compliment her garment designs, Caviness designed a fair amount of her jewelry but also employed designers Lois Steever and Camille Petronzio. Caviness pieces were only sold in the highest quality of stores and Alice was very involved in all aspects of production and sales. Lois Steever eventually continued the line after Alice's death in 1983.
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