Venetian glass at its best.  The glass maker has made a rectangular masterpiece.  The edges are crisp and the blacks float with 24 karat gold over a white core. 

 

 

To the right, the delicate centerpiece is highly lustered white freshwater pearls in various shapes.  "Stone merchants argue back and forth over whether the small facetted stones are black spinel or black garnet.  Each one quite confident  in their expertise.  I won't join that argument, but only say that these tiny gemstones are extremely lovely."  says Patricia.

Black is classic and versatile.  No need to say any more.