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    Red Quartz, Gold Necklace, Verdura
    The necklace is composed of hexagonal red quartz beads ranging in size from 10.30 x 11.92 mm to 18.00 x 17.00 mm, interspersed with matte finished 20k gold beads, secured by an 18k gold clasp, marked Verdura, reference # VCN3421. Gross weight 310.80 grams
    Dimensions: 18-1/2 inches x 1-1/4 inches


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Quartz
    Shape(s): Rough crystal
    Count: 51 - 75
    Avg Quality: Fair

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Some beads have chips and abrasions, commensurate with wear. Accompanied by a copy of an invoice from Verdura, dated April 25th, 2008, listing retail price as $5,220. Clasp marked Verdura. Complete with leather case, outer box and ribbon signed Verdura. The quartz beads vary from pale yellow to apricot. Versatile colors to suit any wardrobe.
    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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