Offering a triple strand necklace designed by designer Hattie Carnegie circa 1950's. Hattie Carnegie, born Henrietta Kanenfeiser, established herself as a talented fashion designer and flourished in the "cocktail jewelry" movement of the mid '30's thru early '60's when costume jewelry put the finishing touches on outfits. This necklace was probably part of that movement . I can clearly see Elizabeth Taylor wearing a black dress with this necklace providing the finishing touch! The necklace is a triple strand creation that is made of Lucite. There are multi sized, irregularly shaped Lucite beads. The beads are large, chunky and thick. The beads have a crackled effect and resemble frozen ice. They have very frosty looking since they are done in white and clear tones. The graduate in size with the largest in the middle. They are not round but have angles and edges. They beg to be touched and looked at carefully since no two beads are alike. Some have more clear tones while others are whiter. You just want to look inside of each bead since they all possess a "winter's magic" quality. You almost expect to see falling snow inside, like a snow globe. The beads are connected with small clear/white spacers. Small links connect the strands to the closure which is are small decorated goldtone bars. Carnegie's signature is inscribed on both bars. There is a hook connecting one side of the necklace to an extender chain of small similar beads on the other side. The extender measures 3 1/2" long. The strands measure 14 1/2" (including the 2 bars)for the smallest to approximately 17" for the longest strand (not including the extender). This necklace is in great condition, it is all original and perhaps might need restringing down the road. But for now it is very functional. So, you don't have to be Elizabeth Taylor to enjoy this necklace on a black outfit or a plain white dress. How wonderful! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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