Description

    Shell, Cultured Half-Pearl, Gold Earrings, Seaman Schepps
    The earrings feature two sea shells, one in black and one in white, wrapped in 18k yellow gold, enhanced by cultured half-pearl ends, completed by clip backs on the reverse. Marked Seaman Schepps, Reference no. 2994. The earrings are accompanied by their original Seaman Schepps leather pouch and box. Gross weight for the pair is 22.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-5/16 inches x 7/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Seaman Schepps
    Gem Type: Shell
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: Akoya
    Pearl Surface: Smooth
    Pearl Shape: Half Pearl
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Fine
    Pearl Count: 4
    Pearl Size: 5.50 - 5.00 mm


    Seaman Schepps: Seaman Schepps created one of America’s most avant-garde jewelry companies of the 20th century. He started out as a purveyor of jewelry and art objects, prior to designing his own jewels, as of 1926. His boutique in New York City offered one-of-a-kind original designs in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Schepps designed wearable works of art featuring unusual materials, such as shell, ivory, turquoise, wood, coral, rock crystal as well as found materials such as glass. The company reached its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s, where bold animal themed designs graced celebrities and high society, alike. Through the patronage of the Rockefellers and the British Royal Family to Marlene Dietrich and Andy Warhol, Seaman Schepps’ dazzling jewels graced the covers of Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Although he passed away in 1972, Seaman Schepps legacy of unusual, artistic designs continues to be offered today.

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    May, 2008
    20th Tuesday
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