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This is a stunningly beautiful and rare butterfly necklace made by Henry Schreiner in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Henry Schreiner started his company in the early 1940s, designing extraordinary pieces for Christian Dior, Pauline Trigere and Norman Norell among others. Schreiner's creative and elaborate designs were beloved by stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis, garnering him a following of Hollywood elite. Henry Schreiner chose to keep his company small and exclusive, which allowed each piece to be beautifully set and finished by hand. He used only the highest quality materials, such as Czech art glass and rhinestones. Relatively few examples of Schreiner's work are on the market today because of his exclusivity, so these pieces are highly sought after by collectors.

This piece consists of a large butterfly form hand made from silver tone metal that has been treated and manipulated to look like silver beading. The wings are filigreed and appear almost as if they are laced with tiny water droplets. The wings are ornamented with prong set stones.

The butterfly's thorax and head are made up of one large and one medium prong set, inverted (point up) deep scarlet magenta translucent navette shaped rhinestones. The inverted or upside down rhinestone is a distinctive trademark of Schreiner jewelry. The two eyes and two antennae tips feature small jadelike green glass stones. The wings feature four medium prong set opaque turquoise glass navette shaped stones and four round prong set amethyst stones.

From the bottom of the thorax hangs an absolutely gorgeous organically shaped striated amethyst purple Czech glass pendant. This extra beautiful detail takes this piece to a higher level, giving it an air of living in an enchanted garden.

This piece is suspended on a silver tone chain, whose links are incised and unusually shaped. The chain secures with a C-clasp. The necklace is signed on the reverse "Schreiner New York" in the typical oval cartouche.

NOTE: This item is shipped by Priority Mail with insurance in the USA and Canada and by Express Insured International Mail if ordered internationally.


Circa: Late 1950s to Early 1960s
Brand Name: Henry Schreiner, New York
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition


Height of Pendant: 3"/7.5cm
Width of Pendant: 2.5"/6.5cm
Length of Chain: 25"/63.5cm

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Schreiner Butterfly Necklace, Czech Glass, Rhinestones, Rare, Collectible, Signed


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: rhinestone, czech glass, silver tone metal, chain, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 160 reviews
  • Favorited by: 92 people