After giving the fashion world innovations like the wedge heel and "Shocking Pink", Elsa Schiaparelli's legacy lives on today in rare and exquisite items like this extraordinary necklace!
The necklace features a bold gold-tone scroll link chain with links of varying twisted and smooth textures.
A large metal "knot" sits at the center, where five extraordinary crystal pendants hang by minuscule snake chain.
Each of these little drops features two rhinestones (one large and one small) as well as two tiny glass seed pearls at the top.
The first of these boasts a large amethyst colored, pear-shaped crystal and a smaller, dark green kite-shaped crystal.
Next, the larger stone is a smooth, unfaceted synthetic stone resembling a moonstone, and a kite-shaped onyx colored rhinestone.
Adjacent to this is a pendant with an ice-blue, large pear-shaped stone and smaller lilac colored kite-shaped stone. Next is a pendant with similar shapes but light and dark pink stones and finally a pendant with light and dark green stones.
The reverse of the "knot" from which the pendants dangle exhibits a clearly stamped hallmark which reads "Schiaparelli" in the signature script.
The pendants hang together, bunched as through in a colorful bouquet.
Save for one small flea-bite scratch on the smaller of the two pink rhinestones, this necklace remains in excellent vintage condition. This season's styles are ruled by the big and bold, so don't let this ultra-glam necklace pass you by.
This is one gorgeous necklace that makes a statement for the wearer. It is definitely a head-turner. Beautiful!
Rhinestones and knot: 2 ¾" long, appx. 1 ¼" wide Chain: 21" long, ¼" wide Total weight: 93.5 grams