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Rose Necklace
Necklace and bracelet created by John Catalano.
Date(s): March 19, 2004. Album by Cathy Gordon. 1 - 11 of 11 Total. 7298 Visits.
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Such a beautiful necless.such a master peice.I love them all.
Ebtisam Sabra, Thu, 9 Sep 2010 4:29AM
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This is the original model commissioned in 1938 by Queen Nazli, mother of King Farouk of Egypt. Pave diamonds, baguettes, roses on necklace are also dress clips.

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Handcrafted for me by John Catalano.  This is very 3-dimensional and I could not capture its true beauty.  Roses are 8" side-to side, 3" wide and 2" tall.  All hand-drilled and set rhinestones with a wonderful hinging in the center so it hangs beautifully and confortably.

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Rose centerpiece.

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Another closeup view.

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This is the dress I am going to wear it with.

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Goddess gown in gray taffeta.  "Model" is shown wearing a Roger Jean-Pierre necklace.

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Side view showing the large fabric bow in the back.

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These are some early attempts at creating the rose using lost wax molds.  Didn't work so John hand-made each metal petal and bent them to shape.

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