Always nice to learn something new and today, I learned that boulier is French for abacus. So it’s now easy to see the design inspiration for this piece by Ginette NY.
The product description notes, “The dark luster of onyx has appeared in Frédérique Dessemond’s collections before, but the dazzling array of polished black beads on this necklace takes things to a whole new level. Twelve beautiful, dark onyx are joined by a single solid gold bead, just slightly larger in size. The subtle asymmetry and unexpected gleam of metal offer an edgy, but glamorous look that you can even layer over shorter, more petite necklaces. Lightly faceted bead chain echoes the rounded shape of the beads in a more delicate proportion for a perfect balance of widths. Finished with spring ring clasp closure and hallmarked logo plate. Designed in New York.”
This sells for USD$575.