This necklace is haute couture at its best. This beautiful authentic designer signed crystal & wrapped Pearl choker/necklace is all hand made from the top designer Lanvin Paris.
The necklace features white grosgrain to tie the necklace around the neck with soft cream fabric wrapped and knotted around 8 large faux pearls. Travelling down to the oranate front section of the necklace there are faceted clear and very light almost smokey brown topaz swarvoski crystals. The larger swarvoski's crystals are prong set and the smaller crystals are channel set. The first front section has a white grosgrain bow backdrop. There is a mystery as to what is underneath the soft fabric within the 3 sections as each fabric section has been cleverly raised and prong set and then tightly glued.
The necklace measures 39 inches in total length including the tie ribbon and pearls, section one is 2" wide x 2" long, section two is 1.25" wide x 1.25" long and the last section is 1.25" wide x 2" long. The signature hallmark LAVIN PARIS MADE IN FRANCE is displayed on the plaque at the back of the last section of the necklace.
The necklace has been aquired from a 'well-to-do lady' I believe this is a one off commissioned piece tailor-made for a special occasion. I have not found another one like this design. All the swarvoski crystals are perfect but the condition of the fabric on some of the bottom sections have darkened maybe a professional clean will make this necklace look like brand new again. The condition in no way distracts the beauty of this choker/necklace this is a very unique and opulent design perfect for weddings and special occasions.
Item and price researched on the rarity of the design, the materials used, the condition of the necklace and also I have taken into consideration the current market trends 2010 for the House of Lanvin.