Description

    Shell, Sapphire, Gold Earrings, Seaman Schepps
    The earrings feature turbo shell, accented by round and oval-shaped sapphire cabochons, set in 14k gold, marked Seaman Schepps. Gross weight 26.50 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1-1/8 inches
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    From the Collection of a San Antonio Lady


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire, Turbo Shell
    Shape(s): Oval-shaped Cabochon
    Count: 1 - 25

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Marked Seaman Schepps 14k. Completed by omega clips on the reverse. The sapphires are chipped and abraded.

    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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