I rarely sell pieces from my own personal jewelry stash and this necklace was always a favorite of mine. I wore it when I wanted that one singular sensational piece to complete 'a look'.
This big, bold necklace is by Tulla Booth, a 1980s jewelry designer who seems to have moved on to the art world. Our jewelry lovers' loss because she certainly had a knack for understated drama (which is an oxymoron but describes the effect of her work).
The necklace measures 16 inches around and sits close around the neck. It has nine strands of beads made of stone, glass and metal (brass or bronze). They're various shapes and sizes, creating a 'chain' that's 1 1/2 inches wide. There's a secure screw barrel clasp. Then BOOM!...there's the centerpiece pendant. Wow.
It's a big round plaque of copper, enameled in a rose color with a mottled patina. In the center, is a cabochon of black onyx, held up by a triangle of stamped brass filigree. That's it. Simple. Fantastic. The center plaque measures 3 inches across.
The back is stamped (tiny) TULLA BOOTH. This necklace is in excellent vintage condition. I've taken good care of it. Frankly, I'm selling it because South Florida is too warm for a close-fitting necklace. You'll never find a better-looking neck warmer than this one.
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