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LilahV

Filoli Sapphire

$ 220.00

LilahV

Filoli Sapphire

$ 220.00

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Filoli: Named for historic California where Amanda grew up.

Named for the family credo "Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life." this uber amazeballs 654 acre estate was built in 1917 by a gold rush miner gazillionaire.
The house and gardens are so gorgeous they were the opening shot of "Dynasty."
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  • Bead: Bauhaus faceted round sapphire
    • 8mm bead
    • Each bead was painted with 24k gold.  Almost 100 years has given it a satin sheen.
  • Brass U focal 1/2" wide
    • 14k delicate chain 16" + 2" extender
    • Lobster clasp

    BRASS

    Bauhaus beads beautified with brass.  I take raw bass and shape it, sand it, buff it then lacquer it.  The lacquer gives it a satin top coat.

    Over time the brass will warm against your skin sculpting a one of a kind golden bronze ombre finish.  Your retro piece will become a completely unique design with each adventure.

    Pass this heritage jewelry down generations revealing a life fully lived. 

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    BAUHAUS BEADS

    These beads are composed of hand blown German glass in the Bauhaus style during the 1920’s.  The innovative design studio was breaking ground in the new “Modernism” industrial ideology making art more vivid. 
    Their bold ideas led the way to Impressionism, Pop Art  & Minimalism. These gorgeous beads range from interlocking oviform in frosted neon to multi-faceted round intense sapphire painted with 24k gold.  

    During WWII the factory was bombed reducing it to rubble.  Designers vanished.  Molds broken.  It was decades later when the family went to rebuild, the beads were found in the debris.  
    Since they cannot be reproduced, the beads are rare and highly prized.
     
    My husband and I were traveling through Europe when fate intervened and we met the family over dinner.  By dessert, I had purchased as much of the collection as possible.
     
    All retro jewelry is designed by Amanda Uber using the rare beads along with the principles of Bauhaus, Pop Art and Minimalism as inspiration.