Eric Rhein exhibited his fantasy wearable creations in the mid 1980’s at Artwear. Like no “jewelry” I had ever seen,. I loved how “out there” it all was, akin to ancient Japanese doll making arts, magical in every way. This collar must haver been made around Independence day as there is also a matching pair of earrings that boggle my mind. I had to have them for my private collection. So sensitive and fragile, evoking emotional reactions, his work was ground breaking as was nearly everything in the gallery.