Necklaces

Rita took great satisfaction and pride in designing necklaces with the beads and pendants she discovered in her travels. Her use of asymmetrical design and expertise in multistrand necklaces made her work immediately recognizable and inspired other designers worldwide. She was a truly gifted designer and we are delighted to showcase many of her necklaces in Necklaces and in Necklace Gallery.

We are now adding to Rita's original design necklaces in this section, with new necklaces made from the treasures in her collection, using her design methods.

Almost all of the necklaces use Rita's own design hook-and-eye sterling silver or gold-on-silver clasps, available in our Clasps section.

The necklaces in this section are available to purchase. The necklaces in Necklace Gallery are on display for inspiration!
Antique Amethyst Bead Necklace with Antique Silver Pendant and Sri Lankan Silver Beads - NE051Antique Amethyst Bead Necklace with Antique Silver Pendant and Sri Lankan Silver Beads - NE051$300.00Antique Amethyst Bead Necklace with Antique Silver Pendant and Sri Lankan Silver Beads Necklace Item 051 An original necklace designed by Rita.Antique Chinese Turquoise and African Brass Heishi Bead Necklace with Antique Naga Shell Pendant - NE213Antique Chinese Turquoise and African Brass Heishi Bead Necklace with Antique Naga Shell Pendant - NE213$195.00Antique Naga shell pendant, antique Chinese turquoise beads with brass heishi beads. Necklace Item 213 An original necklace designed by Rita.Antique Moroccan Coral and Hand-Made Silver Turkish Bead Necklace, with Antique Silver Moroccan Fibula - NE072Antique Moroccan Coral and Hand-Made Silver Turkish Bead Necklace, with Antique Silver Moroccan Fibula - NE072$325.00Antique coral from Morocco with antique silver Moroccan fibula and modern hand-made silver Turkish beads. Necklace Item 072 An original necklace designed by Rita.Antique Silver Yemenite Bead Necklace with Bedouin Turkish Coins, Earrings to Match - NE277Antique Silver Yemenite Bead Necklace with Bedouin Turkish Coins, Earrings to Match - NE277$250.00Antique silver Yemenite beads with sterling silver beads from Sri Lanka and Bali and vintage Bedouin coins. Sterling silver earrings with beads from Sri Lanka, to match. Necklace measures approximately 18". Necklace Item 277Antique Tibetan Shell and Hand-Made Egyptian Silver Necklace with Antique Moroccan Silver Box Pendant - NE046Antique Tibetan Shell and Hand-Made Egyptian Silver Necklace with Antique Moroccan Silver Box Pendant - NE046$275.00Antique Moroccan silver box pendant, antique shell beads from Tibet and hand-made silver beads from Egypt. Necklace Item 046 An original necklace designed by Rita.
Antique Tribal Cubed Bone Bead Necklace - NE207Antique Tribal Cubed Bone Bead Necklace - NE207$95.00Antique Tribal Cubed Bone Bead Necklace. Varied colors and textures. Necklace Item 207 An original necklace designed by Rita.Antique Yemeni Silver and Antique Amethyst Bead Necklace with Silver Chain from Egypt - NE221Antique Yemeni Silver and Antique Amethyst Bead Necklace with Silver Chain from Egypt - NE221$350.00Large antique amethyst beads, antique silver beads from Yemen and silver chain from Egypt Necklace Item 221 An original necklace designed by Rita.Black Onyx and Vintage Silver Necklace with Sterling Silver Pendant - NE032Black Onyx and Vintage Silver Necklace with Sterling Silver Pendant - NE032$250.00Sterling silver pendant from Israel, with vintage silver beads and small faceted beads from Sri Lanka and vintage black onyx beads. Necklace Item 032 Egyptian Coral, Silver and African Tribal Silver Fertility Symbol Necklace - NE049 Egyptian Coral, Silver and African Tribal Silver Fertility Symbol Necklace - NE049 $265.00Antique African silver fertility symbols, antique spoon silver pendant from Egypt, and vintage coral and silver beads from Egypt. Necklace Item 049 An original necklace designed by Rita.