DescriptionSapphire, Bone, Gold Earrings, Verdura
The earrings feature oval-shaped sapphire cabochons measuring 11.00 x 9.00 mm and 10.50 x 9.00 mm, enhanced by carved bone, set in 18k gold, completed by clip backs, marked Verdura. Gross weight 29.90 grams.
Dimensions:1-3/8 inches x 1 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears, and are easily converted
Gem Type: Sapphire, Bone
Gem Average Clarity: Good
Gem Shape: Oval-shaped cabochon, Carved
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: Clean, simple lines really make these earrings stand out.
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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