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asymmeTric balance

the romance of art deco : Klimpt asymmetric statement necklace

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length:  28”/71 cm.   weight:  2.5 oz/72 g


components:  porcelain, semi-precious stones (obsidian, tourmaline), silver-plated beads, Czech crystals


This necklace is a riff off sketches that Gustav Klimpt drew upon at the design stage of his famous paintings of women of the Art Deco period.  It features two large black and white oval-shaped “high fire under glaze technique” porcelain beads from an original design by Kenneth Chern.  The backs of these beads are signed by the artist.


Balanced asymmetrically and supported by silver-plated vintage beads that could well be from  the Art Deco period, these large beads are joined by 3 strands.  Each of these is equally inspired by the same fabulous period. 


The first is composed of hexagonal black tourmaline beads separated by small silver cubes and black bugle beads. 


The second is of black obsidian chips with Miyuki silver-lined crystals and black crystal cubes.


The third consists of black round multi-faceted Czech crystals separated by silver-lined crystal bugle beads and silver-lined crystal cubes.  It is fastened by a small black lobster-claw clasp.


This is a light-hearted statement necklace that unleashes a je-ne-sais-crois devil-may-care attitude.  



Please note:  as shown in one of the images, the back of one of the Klimpt beads has been slightly fractured.  I received it in the mail that way, and have discounted the price to recognize this situation.

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