Description

    Verdura Diamond, Amethyst, Peridot, Enamel, Gold Bracelet
    The Maltese Cross Cuff, in 18k gold with amethyst, peridot, diamonds and enamel.
    Dimensions: 6 inches x 1-5/8 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Verdura
    Diamond Average Color: D-E-F
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Gem Type: Peridot, Amethyst
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Square
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: A fabulous piece! Marked "Verdura, 750, Made in Italy". A peridot and blue topaz version currently retails for $49.500. Made for a small wrist. Amethyst weighs approximately 1.00 carat, peridot approximately 1.50 carats total. Approximately 0.25 carat total diamond weight. Gross weight 120.04 grams.


    Verdura: The Sicilian Duke of Verdura, Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, began his career in 1926 as a costume jewelry designer for Coco Chanel. He left her Paris locale to work for Paul Flato in the United States. In 1939, Verdura opened the first of his salons where his love of nature could be fully displayed. It was reflected in his signature designs: the scallop shell, the frame, and the wing. He created animals and figures utilizing shells, diamonds, and enamel. His fame and influence impacted both the jewelry industry and fashion worlds. Verdura is single handedly credited for renewing interest in enameled jewels. He also implemented the rope motif in modern jewelry, a first. Verdura sold his business and retired to London, where he died in 1978. The company continues to produce fabulous jewels based upon Verdura’s original artwork.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    22nd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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