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    South Sea Cultured Pearl, Sapphire, Gold Necklace, Verdura
    The necklace is composed of South Sea cultured pearls ranging in size from 14.00 x 13.20 mm to 19.00 x 17.60 mm, enhanced by an oval-shaped sapphire measuring 9.60 x 7.68 x 4.40 mm and weighing approximately 2.45 carats, accented by an inverted sapphire, set in 18k gold, marked Verdura. Gross weight 117.20 grams.
    Necklace Length: 16 inches
    Drop Length: 1-3/4 inches

    Property from the Estate of Susan Rolfe


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): Oval-shaped
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: South Sea
    Shape: Baroque
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 13
    Size: 14.00 x 13.20 mm to 19.00 x 17.60 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Marked Verdura, 750. Some South Sea cultured pearls have more blemishes than others.
    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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