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    Posted 4 years ago

    freiheit
    (1215 items)

    This is my newest and most favorite necklace – at least at the time!

    The necklace was designed by a Canadian in the mid-1970’s. I didn’t know anything about Rafael Alfandary but I am glad I stumbled across his work by accident. I guess I never heard about him before because at the time I was not living in Canada, and even if I had been, I might have been a bit too young to appreciate his creations.

    Looking at this piece makes me appreciate the simple lines, the craftsmanship, and the materials. The necklace was made of hammered brass and what I believe to be a Murano glass cabochon.

    Here is a link to a short biography: http://www.modernsilver.com/Abstractions.htm

    I hope you will enjoy seeing this piece as much as I enjoy wearing it.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, aura, Efesgirl, and jscott0363:)
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Love it - is it silver, or base metal silver and how long is the chain? Haven't seen this type of item - very nice :-)
    3. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Hi Mary, it is brass. He did work in copper and silver too. I will check the chain and let you know. There are some cool photos of some celebrities wearing his creations but, like I said, I never heard of him before.
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      How lovely!!! and green.....love green!!
    5. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks, TassieDevil. I was very happy that the necklace is green. I have two colours I really like, green and purple. Of the two, I wear only green:)
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Wow love it!! I see your one of us now, EH?

      "" Rafael Alfandary moved to Canada in 1970, and quickly established himself as one of the most popular jewellery designers of the decade. His clients at the time included Margaret Trudeau, Lorne Greene, Liberace and Muhammad Ali, and more recently, Prince wore a piece by Rafael to the People's Choice Awards in 2005. ""
      Quoted from:
      http://www.samanthahowardvintage.ca/products/rafael-long-fringe-necklace?variant=287383344


      Here are some more pieces/design to see on Etsy and others:

      https://www.etsy.com/ca/search/vintage?q=rafael+canada

      http://www.samanthahowardvintage.ca/collections/canadian-design
    7. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      There are some cool ones listed, eh? I am keeping my eyes open for Rafael's designs from now on. Thanks for your comment, antiquerose!
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Your Welcome !!! and Welcome to Canuck modernist jewelry !!
    9. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Antiquerose, I have never paid much attention to modernist designs and Canadian artist didn't come to my mind at all but after finding this necklace, my attention has changed. I am sure if one knows and appreciate these designs, one will find more:)
    10. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for loving my new favorite necklace:
      Manikin,
      melaniej,
      antiquerose,
      kyratango,
      Caperkid,
      mikelv85,
      TassieDevil,
      Hel1,
      fleafinder,
      PhilDMorris,
      valentino97,
      Zilla,
      racer4four,
      Roycroftbooksfromme1,
      aura,
      Efesgirl, and
      jscott0363:)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      I found one just like mine, but in blue: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/567523990520312904/ :)
    12. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Correction: Black:)
    13. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Many thank for your love,
      keramikos,
      Mrstyndall,
      Newfld, and
      antiquerose:)
    14. hankstorm hankstorm, 1 year ago
      lovely Necklace!!

      https://www.gemexi.com/gemstones/jewelry/pietersite

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