This exquisite serpent necklace is a study in detail and ornamentation. His sculptural head and tail are traced in black enamel, accented with premium Swarovski crystal stones in sapphire blue, emerald green and amethyst purple. His jeweled aurora collar repeats 16 times, alternating with antique and vintage glass beads of multiple shapes and regal colors. He will rest snugly and protectively at your neckline, adjusting to fit 14" to 19" Made in quality jeweler's metal, layered in 14K gold and bronze.
Trademark Sweet Romance Jewelry USA.
Snakes have been much loved as subjects for jewelry design since the very dawn of jewelry. I designed this one to echo the rich colors and unusual themes of mid 20th century, utilizing techniques which put American fashion jewels at the pinnacle of fashion during that era.
Matching earrings shown in last photos are at this link.
some background for you...
I remember an early shopping adventure with my mother at a May Company department store for a jewelry sale. Women were gathered around a mirror-topped gilt display cart, heaped with gleaming sparkling costume treasures. Ladies removed their gloves to better manage necklace clasps, brooch catches and clip-ons. They smilingly aided each other’s search for matching pieces. The mélange of jewelry--the work of iconic midcentury designers, coupled with women who found style and camaraderie in selecting it and wearing it, made a lifelong impression on me. Decades later, as I began the design and production of my line--Sweet Romance Jewelry
Yes, I know that each passing decade of mass produced imported trinket jewelry clouded over the market’s perception of quality costume jewels.
But then, in the 1980s, “vintage” took hold. There was recognition and yearning for the artistry, materials and construction in jewels of the past. Through Sweet Romance, I continue addressing that desire with designs that reflect the stylistic soul of past eras.
Fashion never rests. But, what appears to be innovation is just the current iteration of time-honed silhouettes, patterns and colors of the last century.