A mix of pastels and dark hues mix to create a design that will brighten up any outfit! Crafted in your choice of a gold-tone or silver-tone.
Unlesses otherwise noted all stones are made of glass and are in bezel settings.
The necklace measures 17"L x 2-1/2"W with multi cable and beaded strands. It comes with a 4-1/2" extender as well as a 1/2" lobster clasp.
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Inspiration for the Tang Butterfly pieces comes from the 1920s and 30s. Fashion, decorating, hairstyles and makeup all reflected a fascination for everything 'oriental.' Silks, enamels and lacquer finishes created a design and fashion trend termed 'chinoiserie.' Tang dynasty jewelry, from approx 600 to 900 CE, used granulation combined with semiprecious gemstones and colored glass stones. Birds, flowers and particularly butterflies were favorite themes and were revived in 20th century fashion jewelry. This burnished silver version is set with hand made glass stones including. It is classic 1930s style.
Part of the Sweet Romance Collection.
How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.
The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.
Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.
A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.
Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.