Les Bernard USA
Les Bernard Lapis Lazuli Designer Necklace
Les Bernard was renowned for the production of high quality costume jewellery between 1963 and 1996 in America. He had a talent for combining materials and design styles previously not seen in the manufacture of jewellery. This gorgeous necklace made with beads from the semi precious stone lapis lazuli is typical of his style. Lapis Lazuli is an ancient stone going back to the time of the Pharoes. The name means blue stone in Latin. It can be worn long with the carved gold tone horse head clipped to the side, or worn twice around the neck for a shorter look with the horse head clip to the side or front.
The beads measure 1cm across, each one individually knotted. The horse head clasp is set with semi precious stones and measures 4cms x 3cms. It clips in to the oval clasp which measures 3cms x 2cms. There is Les Bernard signature on a cartouche to the back of the oval section. Total length of the necklace end to end is 80cms. In excellent condition, produced late 1980's - early 1990's. Very special, and gift boxed by Vintageonline.