We are lucky enough to work with the Metropolitan Opera making jewelry out of the crystals from the world famous Sputnik Chandeliers. These crystals were removed and replaced during a major overhaul by the original Austrian chandelier maker. The chandeliers were originally a gift from the Austrian government.
Our favorite of all the Sputnik crystals is this one, the 25mm round, one of the rarest shapes. We put nice details on this necklace. From each sterling silver disc on the edge, to the stamped oval proudly featuring the Met Opera logo, to each seam soldered and made by hand. The chain is high quality sterling, made at a hundred year old chain manufacturer in Massachusetts.
This necklace can be worn at two lengths- both at 36" (which, by the way, is called "opera length!") and at 18", using the smartly integrated toggle clasp. The circle hangs from the crystal, and the corresponding 'T" is in the back. Smart and subtle!
With a super-thick and gorgeous chain, showcasing a rare piece of Opera History, these necklaces can be purchased directly from The Met Opera Shop at a cost of about $550-.
All original Sputnik Chandelier Crystal Jewelry comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.