Vintage Laguna 3 strand necklace and clip on
earrings set made with rare Swarovski article 5107 comet pagoda
crystals. 12mm crystals are alternated with 8mm crystals.
This necklace and earrings set is from the Eclipse collection and was
sold in high end department stores, circa 1960s.
These are the rarest Swarovski crystals in
the world, often called potato chip beads. Swarovski produced these
crystals for only a very short time. Because of their fragile shape,
about 50% of the crystals broke when holes were being drilled in them;
as a result, they were soon discontinued by Swarovski.