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.