Intricate coral molded florals mingle with filigree beads. Inspired by fashion houses designing jewelry between WWI and WW2.The necklace has a rolo chain containing a spring ring clasp. Burnished bronze metal finish. Signed and copyrighted Sweet Romance, USA. Background Story: Between WWI and WWII, the fashion houses of Chanel, Dior and Schiaparelli dominated the world of fashion design. But, it was Elsa Schiaparelli who was the most innovative and experimental. She produced a string of fashion 'firsts'-- patterned knitwear, pop art themes, surrealist trompe l'oeil images printed on fabric, divided skirts and culottes (shocking!).swim and ski wear.
16.5" L + 4" extender
Readers of 1930s Vogue magazine perused Schiaparelli fashion pages in private. She dazzled the fashion world with costume jewelry designs of large scale and materials made expressly for her collections This filigree bead collar is based on her notion of the importance of fashion jewelry to fashion.