Old & New…
Lalique, blue opalescent glass tulip beads, Natural pearls, South Sea in the drops, Santa Margarita for the rounds, unheated sapphire beads, mine cut diamond, pinkish-brown.
18K rose gold & enamel, JGD, Arts & Crafts styling.
Cast /fabricated construction.
These beads were given to me by a client, then in her 90’s, simply because of a deep friendship we’d forged over a lifetime.
She said, " someday I want you to do something special with them".
I’ll leave that up to you-all, but these glass Lalique pieces are over 100 years old now , the pearls about the same and I’m not that far away…
They’re certed, Gubelin, GIA.