23 février 2015

Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

Wallace Chan ’Vividity’ brooch, with a rare elbaite tourmaline in the centre. In this portrait of Empress Dowager Tz’u Hsi, it appears that a large pink tourmaline, along with a number of pearls, adorns her headdress. Image: Chinese School/Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Hemmerle often incorporates large, vivid colored pink tourmalines and rubellites in their jewelry. These rubellite and pink sapphire earrings are a fine example of the prized pink stones. An oval rubellite is accented by blue and violet sapphires and oval... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2014

Verdura's 75th Anniversary Collection

The Verdura Scarf emerald necklace, from the 75th Anniversary Collection, has been recreated for the first time since it was designed by Verdura in 1941 at the request of Dorothy Paley Hirshon. The 75th Anniversary Collection Verdura Basket cuff has been recreated to celebrate an early 1940s archival design by Verdura featuring cabochon sapphires and diamonds surrounded by gold with a woven appearance. Verdura's 75th Anniversary Collection gold and diamond Feather bracelet was crafted from the same jewellery mold as the Indian... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2014

Emerald and diamond brooch, Verdura, 1950s

Emerald and diamond brooch, Verdura, 1950s. Photo Sotheby's Set with a cabochon emerald within a frame of cross motifs set with brilliant-cut diamonds, signed Verdura, French import mark, case stamped Verdura. Estimation 32,000 — 42,000 GBP Arguably one of the most glamorous and romantic figures of 20th century jewellery design, Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, Duke of Verdura and Marquis of Murata la Cerda, was born in Palermo in 1898, into a world best described in his cousin Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel, Il Gattopardo.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2014

Verdura Jewelry

Verdura gold Winged brooch featuring pink topaz and diamonds, circa 1938. Verdura gemstone, gold and enamel Maltese Cross cuffs, circa 1930, originally owned by Coco Chanel.  Verdura aquamarine and diamond necklace dating from 1993. Verdura platinum Eight Blades ring featuring blue and white diamonds, set with a central 14.71ct emerald-cut blue diamond. Originally purchased by Joan Fontaine and worn in Alfred Hitchcock’s film 'Suspicion', this Verdura baroque pearl, gemstone, diamond, platinum and gold Elephant... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2014

Fancy yellow-brown diamond, coloured diamond and diamond ring, Verdura

Fancy yellow-brown diamond, coloured diamond and diamond ring, Verdura. Photo Tiancheng International Centring on a brilliant-cut Fancy Yellow-Brown diamond weighing 10.53 carats, amid a bombé form pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds of golden to brownish hues, to the shoulders with brilliant-cut diamond-set foliate motifs, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold,signed. Ring size: 5. Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 (US$155,000 - 260,000). Sold for HK$1,416,000  Accompanied by GIA report numbered... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Verdura. A Unique Gold, Platinum, Emerald, and Multi-Gem 'Kissing Blackamoor' Brooch

Verdura. A Unique Gold, Platinum, Emerald, and Multi-Gem 'Kissing Blackamoor' Brooch. Photo Phillips. Designed as two blackamoors with carved onyx heads, wearing garbs, headpieces, and jewels of polished gold, baroque pearls, seed pearls, circular-cut rubies, emeralds, and diamonds, suspending a pear-shaped emerald drop weighing approximately 16.00 carats, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum, length 2 3/4 inches. Signed 'Verdura', with French assay marks. Estimate $40,000 - 60,000 LITERATURE: Verdura The Life and Work of a... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2014

A sapphire and diamond "Wrapped Heart" brooch, Verdura

A sapphire and diamond "Wrapped Heart" brooch, Verdura. Photo Bonhams. set with sapphire cabochons, enhanced by pavé set diamond ribbon; signed Verdura; total sapphire weight: 76.53 carats total; total diamond weight: 3.12 carats total; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; length: 2in. Sold for US$ 68,750 (€49,808) Accompanied by original Verdura invoice, dated October 4, 1999. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY. New York, 9 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
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20 décembre 2013

Verdura Leaf and Flower Bracelet

Verdura Leaf and Flower Bracelet. Platinum mountings set with 30.77 carats of European-cut round diamonds. Made in 1954 for Mrs. Vincent (Brooke) Astor. $225,000 Available at Verdura - http://www.verdura.com/
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27 octobre 2013

An aquamarine, pink topaz and diamond bangle, by Verdura

An aquamarine, pink topaz and diamond bangle, by Verdura. Image credit Denis Hayoun Diode SA Geneva. The hinged pavé-set diamond torsade band with cushion-shaped aquamarine and pink topaz termimals, weighing respectively 22.91 and 28.17 carats, 1968, inner diameter 5.5 cm. Signed Verdura. Estimate:  $133,379 – $200,069 THE PROPERTY OF MADAME HÉLÈNE ROCHAS  BRACELET TOPAZE ROSE, AIGUE MARINE ET DIAMANTS, PAR VERDURA. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013Composé d'une torsade pavée de diamants, une... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2013

Verdura Dome Ring

Verdura Dome Ring. 18k gold and platinum rope mounting set with 80 pave-set round diamonds weighing approximately 5.60 carats.
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