Saturday, October 22, 2011

Elda de la Rosa: part 2, Aurora Borealis

(gown by Elda de la Rosa, photography by Michael Collinsworth)

Here's another shot of an Elda De la Rosa gown with a Rock Candy by Helen necklace. 
The necklace is made from vintage 1970's chains and a 1970's aurora borealis rhinestone brooch.
 Natural crystals from the bottom of the Rhine river in Germany 
were early substitutes for diamonds, hence the term "rhinestone".

Aurora Borealis rhinestones are rhinestones that have a special coating (developed in 1955) which produces a rainbow of colors. It is applied to the surface of a glass stone or bead to create a rainbow-colored sparkle. The term Aurora Borealis is derived from the brilliant colors of yellow, orange, green and blue of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. 
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