The small tanzanite oval glass drops I've used to make the pendant are vintage Swarovski, made specifically for the House of Dior.
They alternate with sparkling Swarovski tanzanite rhinestones mounted in silver tone settings.
The centre of the pendant is a large vintage pressed jet glass faceted round sew-on.
I've used Swarovski 4mm tanzanite bicone beads as the outer petals.
The drops, beads and rhinestones are all hand fastened (by me) to vintage high-quality silver tone filigree findings; then a second finding is attached by a picot edge of jet black seed beads, sandwiching all the threadwork between the two metal pieces, and away from buttons and other potential snagging hazards.
The finished pendant is roughly 48mm (2") in diameter.
PLEASE NOTE: These pendants are literally unique: one-of-a-kind; and are made by a process I am dis-inclined (is that a word?) to share with anyone. This is NOT an item that every Thomasina, Dickea and Harriette will be able to buy from numerous vendors on That Auction Site. If you are looking for the truly different, you've just found it.
The pendant is suspended from 25" of silvery seed beads, Swarovski jet black bicones and 6mm tanzanite bicone drop beads.
The clasp is a sterling silver floral motif hook set.
Rich, regal and romantic, the pendant and the necklace could only come from SPARKLE PLENTY.
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