One of the greatest scholars in fashion and jewelry in the world - Signed Gianni Versace and Made In Italy. AMAZING six strand czech crystal beads (10mm) Sparkling light Siam Red! Gold Tone findings. This necklace was perhaps made for a runway model as I have searched and searched and have not found anything similar in vintage Versace using crystal beads. I was wondering if it was around the time Coppola e Toppo made their appearance on the Runway as it is very similar to Coppola's style....Haute Couture!
Gianni Versace became one of the top fashion designers of the 1980s and '90s. He launched his first clothing line in Milan, Italy, in 1978. In 1989, Versace debuted his first couture collection. He continued to add to his fashion empire, expanding into home furnishings and perfumes. Throughout his career, Versace designed for such famous figures as Madonna, Princess Diana, Elton John and Tina Turner, to name a few.
I measured from the top of the hook, across the beads and to the last loop for fastening and it is 16 3/4".
I have recently had all the beads restrung (professionally) as originally it appeared that the strands would not hold for too much longer and what a shame to lose all those lovely czech crystals. So it is like new now and it is VERY SEXY SPARKLING SIAM RED - just in time for Christmas!