Contemporized Etruscan Jewelry Collection ::The Etruscan Collar
Warren Feld, Jewelry Designer
 
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The Etruscan Collar

 


 

The Etruscan Collar

During the middle and latter part of the 1800's, there were major archaeological projects all over the classical world, including Rome and the Italian peninsula. The beauty and craftsmanship of Etruscan jewelry had gone largely unnoticed and unacknowledged after 500 AD, until this time. These archaeological projects, and the wealth of artifacts and jewelry they uncovered, sparked the public's imagination, triggering Revival Styles in architecture, art, fashion and jewelry. Etruscan jewelry experienced revival styles in the late 1800's, the 1920's, the 1950's and the 1980's.

The Etruscan Collar pictured above is an Etruscan Revival Piece from the 20th century. Like the pieces associated with all Revival Styles, there was a tendency to copy original Etruscan jewelry components, and not to contemporize them. This piece is no exception.

With my contemporized versions of this Etruscan Collar, I've used bead weaving techniques (ndebele stitch and petersburg chain stitch) to get a more dimensional effect, stronger color play, and a more contemporary sense of fashion and wearability.

The pieces shown use Miyuki cubes, seed beads and delicas, with 14KT, gold filled, sterling silver, and antiqued copper chain, clasps and other findings. With some pieces, I include artist-created handmade lampwork beads.

 

 


Contemporary Etruscan Vestment
Spectrum Gold Palette
(Full Image and Additional Images)



My Etruscan VESTMENT is worn like a scarf. It is meant to present a different jewelry profile than a typical necklace. It is at once formal and relaxed, complementing the body and fashion, rather than competing with it. The Vestment fastens in the front.

This particular piece is made up of Miyuki glass cubes, seed beads and delicas, a few austrian crystals, and 14KT gold clasps, chain and findings. The lampwork bead was created by Lori Greenberg.

The main strips of the vestment are created using a double-layered, Ndebele stitch. These strips are attached to the clasp with an assemblage of pieces created using the Petersburg chain stitch.

I make these Vestments in 2 lengths -- Long - 23" and Regular - 21". The length refers to the length of the vestment strips only; with the clasp assembly and pendant drop, these are actually a bit longer. The Long length is appropriate for taller or larger women, or more buxom women.


PRICING

Long and Regular Lengths

-- Miyuki glass beads, sterling silver chain, clasp and findings, $8,000 - 10,000.00

-- Miyuki glass beads, 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $9,000 - 12,000.00

-- Austrian crystal beads, sterling silver or 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $19,500 - 24,000.00

-- Gemstone beads, sterling silver or 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $35,000.00 +


Contemporary Etruscan Collar
Terra Cotta/Amethyst Palette
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My Etruscan COLLARS are creating using a double-layered Ndebele technique. Each has an adjustable choker clasp, allowing the piece to be worn between 15 1/2" and 17 1/2" around the neck.

In the piece shown above, I used Miyuki glass cubes, seed beads and delicas, with an oxidized sterling chain, clasp and findings, and Austrian crystal beads.

 

PRICING

This piece as shown
$4,500.00

For Custom orders:

-- Miyuki glass beads, sterling silver or vermeil chain, clasp and findings, $5,000 - 7,000.00

-- Miyuki glass beads, 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $6,500 - 8,000.00

-- Austrian crystal beads, sterling silver or 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $15,500 - 17,000.00

-- Gemstone beads, sterling silver or 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $30,000.00 +


Contemporary Etruscan Collar
Teal/Rose Palette
(Full Image)



My Etruscan COLLARS are creating using a double-layered Ndebele technique. Each has an adjustable choker clasp, allowing the piece to be worn between 15 1/2" and 17 1/2" around the neck.

In the piece shown above, I used Miyuki glass cubes, seed beads and delicas, with an gold filled chain, vermeil clasp and gold filled findings.

 

PRICING

This piece as shown
$4,500.00

For Custom orders:

-- Miyuki glass beads, sterling silver or vermeil chain, clasp and findings, $5,000 - 7,000.00

-- Miyuki glass beads, 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $6,500 - 8,000.00

-- Austrian crystal beads, sterling silver or 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $15,500 - 17,000.00

-- Gemstone beads, sterling silver or 14KT gold chain, clasp and findings, $30,000.00 +

 

Other Palettes:
* Spectrum Gold

* Brilliant Gold

* Antique Amethyst/Sage


 


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