It is safe to assume that bead necklaces, of any design, will remain a staple of fashionable women wardrobe for years to come.
From my personal collection- In the 1980’s and 1990’s, colorful long bead necklaces and torsades were all the rage as elegant fashion accessories. This was a revival of the trend introduced by Chanel years ago and it is safe to assume that bead necklaces, of any design, will remain a staple of fashionable women wardrobe for years to come. This is why the late Joan Rivers , a trend-setter in her own right, was among the first designers, at the time, to create a collection of beautiful, colorful and elegant bead torsades .
The torsade offered here, is crafted of 24 strands of black ,white, specks of silver seed beads and seed pearls. The superb quality of the Czech glass beads, used here, assures that this most elegant necklace would preserve its new-like look. Like all of Joan Rivers’ torsades, this one also is very versatile in the ways it can be worn: it can be doubled to create a lush look ; it can be twisted into a torsade and worn long or doubled; it can be worn long or gathered with a clasp into a lariat-look. The personal taste and imagination would supply additional looks. The ends of the bead-strands are capped with gleaming, 18 Kt. premier gold-plate metal, bell-like caps. The lobster claw clasp has a hanging tag with JOAN RIVERS signature. A very trendy wardrobe staple statement feels very comfortable on the neck and can be worn year around, both for work or play.
It is worth noting that since her passing, Joan Rivers vintage jewelry had dramatically risen in price and collectability.
About Joan Rivers: Much has been written about the late Joan Rivers’ lifer story and her contributions to the fashion jewelry world. In addition to her career as a comedienne, an actress and a TV host, hers is a story of a life-long fine jewelry collector who had translated her passion for and her collection of beautiful and unique jewelry into establishing her own brand of a high end fashion accessories. Endowed with an impeccable taste and a sense of style, she had revived and interpreted the famous American designers of the last century and had created a timeless and contemporary brand of gorgeous and unique line of costume jewelry. My own knowledge of this field had been much enhanced by collecting her jewelry and by delving into the history of American fashion jewelry designers of yesteryear.
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DIMENSIONS: 36” long
MATERIALS: Premier 18 Kt. gold-plate metal, Czech glass seed beads
VINTAGE AND CONDITION: Purchased in early 1990's, the necklace has been worn on a few occasions and is in an excellent vintage condition, with no wear on the metal, scratches or chips, with all the beads intact and undamaged. It was stored in my lined drawers jewelry armoire. It will be shipped in an elegant jewelry gift box but will miss its original packaging.
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