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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Gold Earrings, Verdura
    The earrings feature grey baroque South Sea cultured pearls measuring 15.60 x 17.60 mm and 15.40 x 17.40 mm, set in 18k gold, marked Verdura. Gross weight 20.90 grams.
    Dimensions: 5/8 inch x 5/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears

    Property from the Estate of Susan Rolfe


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

    Condition Report*: Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Baroque
    Color: Silver
    Overtone: Green
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 2
    Size: 15.60 x 17.60 and 15.40 x 17.40 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Marked VERDURA 750. Completed by clip backs on the reverse.
    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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