17 1/2" maximum length; each strand is 1/8" wide; clasp is 1 1/8" x 1 3/8"
"Hattie Carnegie" in script on oval cartouche
This 1950s 8-strand necklace by Hattie Carnegie with faceted glass beads in two shades of blue is always in style. The ornate leaf-shaped, gold-plated clasp is a work of art, with layers of flowers and leaves, embellished with a faux pearl, blue-glass stones and a dangling bead in the same color. Even the back of the leaf has veins — another indication of Carnegie’s quality and attention to detail. You can twist the strands for a torsade or wear them straight for a longer look. In either case, I would wear the clasp in front.
These earrings speak Schiaparelli's name, with the combination of navettes in shocking pink (her signature color), orange glass stones and pale-pink lava rocks (her signature stone). Set in gold-tone metal, these earrings are clip-backs.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.
In this 1950s bracelet is another color combination that shouts Schiaparelli's name: here her signature color (shocking pink) is paired with red, black and clear rhinestones set in heavy silver-tone metal. This statement bracelet has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. What a glorious piece!
These 1950s clip-back earrings with pavé centers encircled in gold-plated scrolls by Elsa Schiaparelli are just right for a tailored yet elegant look for daytime or evening attire. You can wear them with gold and diamanté pieces created in the 1950s by Hattie Carnegie – scroll down to see a selection. Also a great option for a bridal, mother-of-the-bride or any special occasion. Postscript: a bride bought these earrings and a Hattie Carnegie cuff to compliment her wedding gown.