Description

    Green Beryl, Gold Jewelry Suite, Seaman Schepps, circa 1950
    The suite, from the Bamboo Collection, includes: one pair of earrings, each featuring a cushion-shaped green beryl, enhanced by an oval-shaped green beryl, accented by a cultured pearl, set in 14k yellow gold, completed by a clip back on the reverse; together with one brooch featuring a 14k yellow gold bamboo design, flanked by carved green beryl, set in 14k yellow gold, completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse. (cultured pearls not tested for origin of color) Circa 1950. Gross weight for the suite is 79.00 grams.
    Earring Dimensions: 13/16 inch x 1 inch
    Brooch Dimensions: 1-15/16 inches x 1-7/8 inches
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Seaman Schepps
    Gem Type: Green Beryl
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Cushion-shaped Cabochon, Oval-shaped Cabochon, Carving
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: One of the elongated green beryl cabochons has a drill hole.


    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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