VERDURA. The Ravenna cuff, 1930s. Green tourmaline, tanzanite, amethyst and peridot, with ivory-colored enamel and 18K gold; and tanzanite, rainbow moonstone, white topaz, and amethyst, with black enamel and 18K gold. 7.8 x 7.2 x 3 cm (3 x 2.8 x 1.2 in.). Verdura / Herz-Belperron © TEFAF

Introducing the Ravenna Cuff, designed by Duke Fulco di Verdura in the 1930s for Coco Chanel. Inspired by Byzantine splendor, the cuff juxtaposes bold gemstones in a striking geometry.


Suzanne Belperron (Saint-Claude, 1900 - Paris, 1983), The Toggle Torque Necklace. Black lacquer, platinum and 18k gray gold set with six carats of diamonds, including one 2.02 carat round, brilliant-cut diamond13.2 x 1.4 x 2.2 cm. Verdura / Herz-Belperron © TEFAF

From the Belperron Toujours collection, designed by Suzanne Belperron for Elsa Schiaparelli. Schiaparelli wore hers in Vogue Paris, September 1933, and they proclaimed, “Let us rejoice; the year 1933 marks a revival in the art of jewelry.”

Verdura / Herz-Belperron (Stand 146) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018