OCT 1st

Baubles and Bangles: Verdura Style

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Cabuchon sapphires, basket woven gold and diamond latticed rubies were all used by Fulco Di Verdura, legendary jewelry designer in his amazing pieces.

Born into Sicilian aristocracy, Fulco became well known after World War I when American cafe society began flocking to Palermo and Venice.  Befriended by the Cole Porters and eventually introduced and worn by Coco Chanel, Fulco was the jeweler to the stylish ones.  Design icons like Diana Vreeland, Carolina Herrera, Greta Garbo and Babe Paley (who was his design muse in the 1950′s) loved and were photographed in their Verdura pieces.

Although Fulco passed away in 1978, his legend lives on with jewelry still being produced from the company, Verdura.  His vintage pieces continue to rise in value and are highly sought after by jewelry collectors as there aren’t many available.

 

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The incredible Coco wearing her Maltese Cuffs by Fulco Di Verdura

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Reproduction of the famous Coco cuffs

More cuffs:

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Greta Garbo wearing her Fulco DiVerdura Bracelet Watch

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The watch is still available today

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Wallis Simpson in her Verdura Caged Earclips

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You can own Verdura’s Earclips based on the original design

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Vintage Burmese Sapphire Earclips.  The cabuchon sapphires are detachable!

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Vintage “Wing” Cabuchon Ruby and Diamond Earclips set in platinum

More Beauties:

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Amy Vermillion Interiors Charlotte NC

Amy Vermillion Interiors Charlotte NC

You can own jewelry by Verdura and wear similar cuffs to Coco, pearl earclips to Wallis and a bracelet watch to Greta!

images courtesy of Verdura

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6 Responses to Baubles and Bangles: Verdura Style

  1. Seriously swooing over here..lost count about which one I love! All sooo stunning!

  2. Sarah says:

    Love the Celtic cross cuffs. One for each wrist, please. I remember walking down Worth Ave in amazement at all the Verdura in the shop windows.

  3. designchic says:

    What wonderful jewelry – love it all, but the earrings are especially stunning..adore the first ones!

  4. I would love a cuff, just one would be fine, but pair would be divine.
    ;-)
    Phyllis

  5. Gorgeous elegance! Italians do it better (I’m biased!!). My mom was born in Palermo, I’m first generation American. I love my heritage and proud of it. Thanks for the post, Amy. I enjoyed it. Have a blessed day!

  6. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous! I’d be happy with any of those pieces!