This is a stunning Artisan Crafted Baltic Amber and 24 Karat Gold Venetian Glass "Coin" Necklace that is set with Vermeil.
The Amber is quite lovely and is part of an Antique Necklace that dates from the 1920's.
The Gems are Baltic in Origin and the beads were purchased during a recent visit to the region, ( Montenegro ) .
It was a " Broken Strand " from an Antique Store and has been gently cleaned and restrung with Lovely Handcrafted Venetian Glass 24 Karat Gold "Coin" beads.
I love Roman Style Jewelry and I was inspired by the nature of the Two elements , Amber and the Venetian Glass to place them together.
The effect is one of Deeply understated Elegance and this beauty can be worn anywhere, from a Business lunch to a Wedding with equal aplomb.
The Coins and the Amber both life Flat against the Body when worn and this necklace is a bit shorter than the industry standard to accentuate the
Neck and the collar area. ( 15 Inches )
It would look beautiful in any season, but the necklace has an affinity to be a Fall season necklace with the tawny honey colored amber and the
richness of the 24 Karat Gold Fused Coins.
Each of the Venetian Glass Coins was crafted in Murano Italy and is fused inside with a thin sheet of pure 24 Karat Gold leaf. The Gold adheres to the Glass when it reaches the melting point and this marriage lasts forever. This interior Gold glows from within and is everlasting.
The shorter length of the necklace insures a dramatic "Collar" effect and the accent beads and shepherd style clasp are made with Vermeil
All of the pieces are strung securely on "Tiger tail" which is a cable made with flexible stainless steel and coated with nylon and milled for flexibility.
This is an enduring and Classical Roman Style Necklace that can be worn forever due to it's Design. If you are looking for a special piece in Amber,
These beads are superb and each one has been drilled and carved totally by hand. The beads are drilled end to end, meeting in the middle and
the attention to detail is evident. Each Amber bead measure 20 by 10 mm and is 4 mm thick at the center.
The Venetian Glass Coins measure 20 mm across and are 10 mm thick at the belly of the bead. Each Coin and Amber bead is flanked by a Vermeil Lentil that is 4mm wide. The Clasp is a sturdy hand crafted Shepherds Crook Clasp with Vermeil that is easy to use and secure.
I use only Genuine Venetian Glass Beads that I purchase myself in Murano Italy. They are Hand Crafted by the same Families of Glass Crafters that have been making them for decades. I never use " Fake" Venetian Glass and you can clearly see the difference.
Each Bead is made with care and made to endure, with none of the pits and black spots and un-even mottling that are found in "Imposter" beads.
The Result is a beautiful and etheric pairing of precious elements that flow together and truly adorn the wearer. You can feel the authenticity.
I find more and more that the "Intention" of the Artisan is present in beautifully hand crafted Artisan items . You can actually sense the harmonic energy
when a piece is crafted with Joy and Pride of Place and this necklace is certainly in that category.
Stunning Roman Style Natural Baltic Amber and Venetian Glass 24 Karat Gold Coin Necklace : Artisan Made