I recently found the black necklace at the high street shop Jigsaw, on sale, and the ivory necklace at an antiques fair in Derby UK. One is brand new made from glass with a silk tassel, the other 60s, maybe, fashioned from plastic. These simple but lovely beads bring to mind the age of the Flapper and are great for adding an elongating vertical line to your look. The fact that they span time - remaining current while recalling the past - is a testament to their enduring style appeal. Comfortable to wear, they're also a nod to the several strands of pearls that were, and still are, Chanel's calling card. Elegance made easy; the black beads were a tenner and the ivory were just £7.
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