Each Egg Jewelry Piece Had Been Crafted With Precision, Intricate Details, Traditional As Well As Whimsical And Unusual Designs.
From my personal collection-- The late Joan Rivers fascination and her sizable collection of the superb Faberge eggs found their expression in a creation of an immense collection of ornate and bejeweled egg motif jewelry. Seasonally, she also used to offer large Faberge designs’ replicas of the Tsarists Easter egg-shaped trinket boxes. No matter how large or minute, each piece of the egg jewelry was, it had been crafted with precision, intricate details, traditional as well as whimsical and unusual, one-of-a kind, designs.
The Russian Imperial Lily of the Valley Egg necklace offered here is an adaptation of the Lily of the Valley egg, originally commissioned , in 1898 , by Tsar Nicolas II from the Court jeweler, Carl Faberge. The substantial egg pendant is crafted in a premier 18K gold-plate metal base and guilloche in a pastel orange color epoxy enamel. The egg is set in the characteristically shaped lily’s leaves which are also guilloche with a vibrant, pastel shade of green. Each one of Lily of the Valley flowers, represented by a cream color seed pearls, are set among branches of the raised gold-tone metal stems seeming to grow from among the leaves and resting on the orange enameled base. The surface of the egg is divided into three parts by a 3 vertical raised metal rows, each embedded with tiny brilliant, round and clear Swarovski crystals . The shining metal row are united by an identically designed and crafted gold-tone metal ring which is a part of a magnificent cap-bail, designed as an Imperial Russian crown encrusted with a larger clear crystal and topped with a tiny cross. For a description of a relatively small pendant, it is a mouthful… but a less detailed description would do injustice to this intricate and stunning necklace. A 18 Kt. gold-plated , textured cable link chain with lobster-claw closure clasp and the hang tag inscribed with JOAN RIVERS signature, completes this magnificent creation.
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DIMENSIONS : Chain: 30” long x 1/8” wide. Egg pendant: 2” long x 1” wide
MATERIALS: Premier 18 Kt. gold-plate metal, seed pearls, round. clear Swarovski crystals, green and orange epoxy enamel .
VINTAGE AND CONDITION: Purchased in early 1990’s, the necklace was gently worn a few times and since, for the last 25 years it had been stored in a lined drawer of my jewelry armoire. It is in a perfect vintage condition, with no scratches or missing crystals or pearls. It misses the original packaging but will be shipped in an elegant jewelry gift box.
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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