This set is positively a Knock Out! Just made for a vivacious lady who loves wearing large, elegant and opulent jewelry.
In most high end jewelry sets there is usually one piece in particular that stands out a bit more from the others. Try as I might, I can’t single out just one piece, as each piece stands on its own.
Starting with the double strand necklace. This has all the bells and whistles! Lovely pearls, elegant long twisted molded art glass beads that appear to be dark rainbow hued carnival glass, deep pinkish orangey red carnival faceted beads and of course lots of crystal rhinestone rondelles interspersed between beads. And adding to all this is a dangling chain with not one finishing bead, but five dangling beads – red, pearls and a long twisted bead. This touch is simply incredibly sumptuous! Inner strand is about 14-1/2” in length (longer strand has a bit more of length to it, as it drapes) and has an additional 2- 1/2” chain, giving it a total length of 17-1/4” not including the end beads. One last thing to mention is that all beads have been threaded onto sterling silver chains – tested to be sterling.
And now for the memory wire bracelet…Oh gosh, just look at the photos – WOW!!! Have you ever seen anything like this before? It has matching beads to the necklace, with the twisted beads and some red beads being a bit smaller in scale. In addition, there are five pave set clear rhinestone spacer bars or stations on this piece. Aaand… we have dangling beads and rondelles at either end. Bracelet will fit any wrist. I measured it at about 8-1/2” when extended. When closed upon my wrist, with four strands, it measures 1-5/8” wide. The double row of beads measure roughly 7/8” wide.
Lastly are the dangling clip on earrings. Same beadwork as the bracelet, only with some smaller faux pearls. Earrings are 2” long and 1-1-2” wide. They shimmy and shake and sparkle with such razzmatazz with every slight movement of the head. Juliana made some spectacular pieces for Hobe and I believe that this may be one of them.
Condition is fabulous.