Before Swarovski…. pools of light!

Way before Swarovski became the global icon it is today, ladies were drawn to crystal not only for its glistening beauty but also its affordability.

High quality pieces were out if reach for some, but crystal jewellery made sparkle more accessible to the masses and surviving pieces are as wearable today as they were at the turn of the century.

Cut glass is more prized than moulded, and so called “pools of light” necklaces which feature large faceted and graduated crystal balls are some of the most beautiful examples.

We have several pieces in the shop, all in excellent condition and fresh from restringing. I just can’t decide which is my favourite!!