This stunning choker features swarovski crystals, blue iris Czech and Japanese beads that have been intricately hand-crocheted on sterling silver wire.
Previously on loan to Fire Mountain Gems.
This necklace measures 18 inches in length. An extender adds an additional 3 inches.
You can view other Swarovski Crystal jewelry items here, or Sterling Silver items here.
Made in Austria, Swarovski Crystals are expertly faceted and polished and considered the finest products of their kind in the world. Colors are vivid and the sparkle draws every eye. Aurora Borealis (AB) finished crystals have the addition of a "rainbowed" coating. In 1892 glassmaker Daniel Swarovski invented a machine that revolutionized the crystal cutting and polishing process. For over 120 years Swarovski has continued to lead the world in crystal quality, colors and shapes
Sterling silver is a white, highly reflective precious metal composed of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts alloy, usually copper. Copper provides the silver with sufficient hardness and wearing qualities, as pure silver is sometimes considered too soft to be used or worn everyday.
At times, we oxidize or "antique" our finished sterling pieces to blacken the recessed areas, and then rub the rest of the piece to a high white shine. Oxidizing can give a piece of jewelry wonderful depth and rustic feel.