Sweet Romance 18" Rose Screen Panel Necklace

A contemporary creation! Designed in a modern gold-tone, this necklace features geometric a pendant at the center with floral designs made of various color and size crystal and glass stones. The necklace measures 18"L x 3/8"W with a 5"L extender. The actual pendant measures 3-1/8"L x 1-1/4"W.

Complete the look with the matching earrings 128-927.

Background Story
Fascination with the Orient in the early 1900s spawned a fashion and decorating craze known as "Chinoiserie". Chinese floral motifs and color palettes found their expression in Art Deco design, stylized geometric patterns. My necklace design conveys the look of a panel screen, with a diagonal stem of flowers including iridescent glass roses and pearl center blossoms.

Part of the Sweet Romance Collection. Made in the United States.

California residents only: “Proposition 65” WARNING

Created or simulated gemstones:

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.