The artist and designer jeweler, Andrew Spingarn, has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years. His company is based in Providence, RI, the center of jewelry manufacturing in the US. What sets Andrew apart from his contemporaries is his attention to detail and old world techniques. Many of his pieces incorporate lamp work art glass pieces which are made in the traditional method used by French costume jewelers, Maison Gripoix. In fact, his lampwork technique was so precise that Gripoix family members came to the US to see his factory. Karl Lagerfeld also used his “poured glass” cabochons in his private label couture collection. He has collaborated with many other couturiers including Calvin Klein, Mary McFadden, and Norma Kamali.
I am pleased to offer pieces acquired directly from Andrew’s personal collection. These are all old stock and have never been worn.
This gorgeous vintage necklace measures 18" long x 2 3/4" wide in front and is made from brass with a rich 24k matte finish. It has poured glass cabochons and dangles in a vibrant ruby red which is increasingly hard to find. True ruby red glass is tinted with gold ore and is rarely seen in jewelry making these days due to increasing material costs. It has some minor spots on the reverse which does not detract from it's beauty when worn. It has no markings but comes directly from the Spingarn archives. It's an amazing piece that you will not see again.