Annarita, whose jewelry has been featured in Italian Vogue and French Elle, and is widely collected in Europe, then works her magic, applying the little “flowers,” clusters of tiny ersatz diamonds, and larger crystals and beads. “These include a large half pearl of Bohemian crystal dating from the 1950s—chiaro di luna,” says Annarita, “the color of moonlight.
“Also, I have used an elongated rhinestone triangle of Czechoslovakian origin from the 1930s, and small plastic flowers that we hand-tint and tip with little beads of enamel paint. All of these come from my old stock dating back to the 1930s-50s.”
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