ORGANIZED CHAOS!!! This is a visually rich, elegant, couture neck piece that would be at home on any catwalk or runway. All materials are new product or vintage designer jewelry that has been repurposed to create a unique, wearable piece of art. Striking, edgy and fierce describe this one of a kind handmade necklace which is perfect to wear with a gown to a black tie event or with jeans and a tee (my favorite!).
Sour Green Apple combines various designer vintage estate pieces including estate earrings made by Hobe. Hobe was founded in 1887 in Paris by Jacques Hobe, a master craftsman and jeweler to the French court. In the 1920's Jaques grandson migrated to New York City carrying on the legacy of producing high quality costume jewelry.
Hobe jewelry was advertised in magazines and modeled by Hollywood’s movie stars such as Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Ava Gardner and Barbara Stanwyck. These pieces were very high priced and only sold at extremely upscale stores. T
The focal point of this piece is a Weiss square, rhinestone, broach which is an extremely unique shape. Albert Weiss founded his own costume-jewelry company in 1942. Weiss is best known for his use of smoky rhinestones. He was one of the first to use Swarovski’s polychromatic aurora borealis crystals, which were created with Dior in the 1950s. You will see the most spectacular sparkle and light play off the abundance of flawless multi-colored crystals. Let your jewelry BE the outfit.
*Each necklace is a ONE OF A KIND original neckpiece, handmade with love and care.
I enjoy designing CUSTOM pieces as well. Please contact me with your requests and any questions you might have.