Description

    Citrine, Diamond, Gold Ring, Verdura
    The ring features a fantasy-cut citrine measuring 16.30 x 16.30 x 12.70 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.35 carats, set in 18k gold, having rhodium finished accents, marked Verdura. Gross weight 23.30 grams.
    *Note: Size 4-1/4 (sizeable)

    The Property of the Margaret Nichols Trust


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Verdura
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Citrine
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Fancy-shaped
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: A vibrant design.


    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 Dates
    May, 2011
    2nd-3rd Monday-Tuesday
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