Verdura

Jewels in the shape of a lily of the valley

Lily of the valley, herbaceous plant (Convallaria maialis) of the Convallariacee family. But above all, one of the fragrant flowers of May. And it is no coincidence that the delicate thrush has inspired many jewelers. Here, then, are some jewels that are inspired by lily of the valley: a flower that has unexpected aphrodisiac properties. Yet it is also a flower often associated with marriage ceremonies, because for some it is a symbol of purity and chastity.

Fulco Verdura, spilla in ogiallo e bianco con
Fulco Verdura, spilla in oro giallo e bianco con perle

In fact, when we talk about flowers in jewelry and not only, and we immediately think of roses. But lily of the valley also inspired beautiful objects. In pagan times this flower symbolized happiness and for this reason it was considered a lucky charm, while in the Middle Ages the lily of the valley was also used as an amulet, associated with the celebration of May, the beginning of the month of engagement. But the result of a study conducted some time ago by the University Hospital of Padua is perhaps more surprising: it seems that men, who would have a greater olfactory capacity than the female category, are able to recognize an organic chemical, called bourgeonal, if emanating from women’s skin. And this fragrance, very similar to that of lily of the valley, is one of the factors triggering male attraction.

Dior Joaillerie, collier Diorissimo
Dior Joaillerie, collier Diorissimo

And it is precisely in the Victorian era, with the tradition of sentimental jewels, that the flower becomes one of the most represented motifs with a meaning linked to its era, namely romanticism. Since then more or less all the great jewelers have ventured into the theme and have created more or less realistic brooches, earrings and necklaces inspired by the forest flower. Here is a selection of the most beautiful pieces that all women would like to bring even in December, without being superstitious or looking for a boyfriend. Monica Battistoni

Dior Joaillerie, collier Diorissimo
Dior Joaillerie, collier Diorissimo

Ed è proprio in epoca vittoriana, con la tradizione dei gioielli sentimentali, che il fiore diventa uno dei motivi più rappresentati con un significato però legato alla sua epoca, ossia il romanticismo. Da allora più o meno tutti i grandi gioiellieri si sono cimentati nel tema e hanno creato spille, orecchini e collane più o meno realistiche ispirate al fiore di bosco. Ecco una selezione dei pezzi più belli che tutte le donne vorrebbero portare anche a dicembre, senza essere superstiziose o in cerca di fidanzato. Monica Battistoni

Cartier, spilla anni 50 in platino, diamanti taglio baguette e perle
Cartier, spilla anni 50 in platino, diamanti taglio baguette e perle
Spilla epoca Edoardiana in platino, oro giallo , diamanti e perle
Spilla epoca Edoardiana in platino, oro giallo , diamanti e perle
DellaValle
Michele della Valle, collana con diamanti taglio rotondo e tsavoriti
Suzanne Syz, orecchini in oro bianco e giallo con 18 perle Akoya, 554 zaffiri viola, 152 granati verdi, 330 diamanti e 356 smeraldi
Suzanne Syz, orecchini in oro bianco e giallo con 18 perle Akoya, 554 zaffiri viola, 152 granati verdi, 330 diamanti e 356 smeraldi
Tiffany, spilla in platino, diamanti e perle
Tiffany, spilla in platino, diamanti e perle
Tiffany, spilla in oro giallo e opale nero
Tiffany, spilla in oro giallo e opale nero
Lalique, orecchini in oro bianco con 76 diamanti, 6 zaffiri gialli, 6 zaffiri rosa, 6 zaffiri arancio, 6 quarzi rosa
Lalique, orecchini in oro bianco con 76 diamanti, 6 zaffiri gialli, 6 zaffiri rosa, 6 zaffiri arancio, 6 quarzi rosa
Van Cleef & Arpels, bracciale in oro con zaffiri, diamanti e tsavoriti
Van Cleef & Arpels, bracciale in oro con zaffiri, diamanti e tsavoriti

All about amethyst




The stone of February is the amethyst. But this gem also it like in the other 11 months of the year. Discover the qualities of the amethyst in this article ♦
Has always been considered a sort of talisman: Sumerians and Babylonians and Egyptians wore amulets made with amethyst for protection, and for the ancient Chinese was a material with which to store spices, healing balms and ointments. In nature this variety of quartz is found inside of stony masses and quarries, geodes, crystals containing groupings. One of the most famous is the one discovered in Brazil in the area of ​​Rio Grande Sol, 30 meters long and 15 meters completely covered with amethyst crystals width, so large that it must be dug in the ground. Amethyst is also the stone of February.

Anello della collezione Tiple-Trêfle. Oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti, ametista, zaffiri
Isabelle Langlois, anello della collezione Tiple-Trêfle. Oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti, ametista, zaffiri

The color range. It is truly remarkable, ranging from light pink to deep purple with many intermediate shades, as the example lavender or lilac, christened Rose de France, or the darkest shade almost bluish shades from red or pink typical of the stones from Russia , whose mines are now exhausted. Then there are amethysts Uruguay and Arizona with a deep blue-purple, the Zambian light purple. All owe their color to iron impurities. Some are two-tone, gold and purple, are called ametryne, and consist of quartz citrine and amethyst. Others, are green and are baptized prisiolite.

Orecchini con ametista e diamanti
Orecchini con ametista e diamanti by Michele della Valle

Origin. There are many mineral sources, practically in almost all over the world, but the most important producers are Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar and Zambia. A good quality stones are also found in the United States, South Korea and Austria.

Anello Sissi con agata intagliata e ametista
Anello Sissi di Sanalitro con agata intagliata e ametista

Rating. Until the 18th century it was considered a precious gem as much as a diamond, a sapphire, an emerald or a ruby. The most valuable specimens came from the Ural Mountains of Russia, but the discovery of large deposits in Brazil and other countries has largely decreased the price. Currently the main evaluation criterion is the color: the more intense and more uniform the quality. Attention to the nuances, must be neither brown nor gray.

Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, ametista e agata di Voga Gioielli
Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, ametista e agata di Voga Gioielli

Purity. It is a gem of type II, so it can have slight inclusions visible to the naked eye but if its dark color hides, it becomes more difficult in the pink variety, lavender or green. It is often found in large, it can be up to 20 carats, and is almost always natural because the heat treatment and thus the cost of such a convenient stone does not make sense.

Anello in oro rosa, rubellite e diamanti
Anello in oro rosa, rubellite e diamanti

Collana vinage in oro e argento con ametista
Collana vinage in oro e argento con ametista

Anello con ametista di 81 carati, 2014
Anello con ametista di 81 carati, 2014

Anello Aurora in oro, ametista, rodolite di Shaun Leane
Anello Aurora in oro, ametista, rodolite di Shaun Leane







Online jewels between Panthère and Serpenti




Online jewelry auctions have become a real revolution for fans of the genre. In fact, they allow you to be present virtually from all over the world, and this will also be the case for the new online auction at Christie’s. The Jewels Online are on sale until December 8, with a selection that includes jewels of various kinds, from ancient to contemporary, as well as diamonds and colored stones. The catalog includes jewels from Maisons and designers such as Belperron, Boucheron, Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Hermès, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, Raymond Yard, Taffin, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura.

Bulgari, bracciale Serpenti in oro bianco e diamanti
Bulgari, bracciale Serpenti in oro bianco e diamanti

Over half of the sale is offered without reserve and will be on display during Christie’s Luxury Week at the Rockefeller Center galleries in New York City December 2-5. The highest expectations are for an unmounted D-color diamond weighing a hefty 50.06 carats (estimate $2-4 million). Among the jewels are a Panthère ring by Cartier with colored sapphires, multiple gems and diamonds (estimate 40,000-60,000), and the Taj Mahal earrings with diamonds (20,000-30,000) by the same Maison. Another collector’s item is a Serpenti bracelet with Bulgari diamonds (40,000-60,000). The sale also features pieces from private collections, including those of Susan Lasker Brody, the David and Laura Finn Collection, owned by Virginia Kraft-Payson and Bourne Strassburger.
Orecchini Taj Mahal di Cartier in oro bianco e diamanti
Orecchini Taj Mahal di Cartier in oro bianco e diamanti

Anello eternity in oro bianco e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels
Anello eternity in oro bianco e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels
Spilla di Van Cleef & Arpels a forma di leopardo
Spilla di Van Cleef & Arpels a forma di leopardo
LOT 61 Van Cleef Arpels Onyx and Diamond Pendant and Necklace
Collana di Van Cleef & Arpels in oro, diamanti, onice
LOT 63 Van Cleef Arpels Lapis Lazuli and Gold Vintage Alhambra Necklace
Collana Alhambra di Van Cleef & Arpels in oro e lapislazzuli

Anello di Harry Winston con rubino e diamanti
Anello di Harry Winston con rubino e diamanti

Anello Panthère di Cartier in oro bianco, diamanti e uno zaffiro rosa
Anello Panthère di Cartier in oro bianco, diamanti e uno zaffiro rosa







How to clean wooden jewelry




The jewels with wooden elements also appeal the greats Maison. But how do wooden jewels are cleaned and stored? Pay attention to … ♦ ︎

The most precious metal? The wood. It seems a paradox, but an article published by Bloomberg underlines what is now a consolidated trend: using wood for jewelry. But not for simple bijoux: even for expensive and great design pieces. The wood, obviously the selected one and with particular qualities of strength and durability over time, also has the advantage of being considered a green, natural and renewable material. Moreover, it does not need large excavations that pierce the earth, like for precious stones. Furthermore, it is also the oldest material used to make an ornament.

Van Cleef&Arpels, set in legno e diamanti
Van Cleef&Arpels, set in legno e diamanti

“Customers are attracted by the warm luster of wood and lightness,” said to Bloomberg Ward Landrigan, CEO of Verdura Jewelry. And in the same service the designer Katey Brunini emphasizes that it is “a neutral element” that goes well with both winter and summer clothing.

Pendente Elephant in legno, perle, oro, diamanti
Pendente Elephant in legno, perle, oro, diamanti di Marc Alary

Costa Rican Cocobolo, ebony, Acacia melanoxylon, commonly called Australian or African blackwood are among the most used materials. And often the wood of the jewels comes from furniture or beams of an old building that are recovered. Cristiana Vigano, Vhernier’s vice president of the United States, said that almost all of her clients say that jewels with wooden elements “become the most versatile and wearable they possess”.

Vhernier, collana Calla in oro rosa e ebano
Vhernier, collana Calla in oro rosa e ebano

But how to store and clean wooden jewels?
1 Beware of water. The wood used for jewelry is robust and often treated to withstand rain or random drops during the day. But the story changes with regard to continuous humidity, which can ruin the wood. Wooden jewels must be kept in a dry place.
2 Watch out for scratches. The wood used for jewelry is particularly hard. But, of course, it can be scratched (as is the case with metals) if it comes in contact with something sharp, for example a diamond. Also for this reason it is better to store the jewels with wooden elements individually, in a bag or in a box.

Ena Iro, bracciali in legno e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ena Iro, bracciali in legno e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com

3 Cosmetic hazard. Better to avoid the use of hairspray, perfumes, lotions, creams when wearing jewelry with wooden elements: in the long run they could ruin the material. The same applies to soaps, insect repellents, sunscreens or other chemicals, which can cause the loss of color in the wood.
4 They can be cleaned with … To remove dust or grease on the wooden parts, just use a non-abrasive microfibre cloth or a cotton cloth. Also, better clean by following the line of the veins, if they are visible.
5 Polish the jewel. If the wood of the jewel is polished, the brilliance can be enlivened with natural beeswax.

Collana in legno e perle di vetro, proposta a 13.700 dollari
Collana in legno e perle di vetro di Peggy Stephaich Guinness
Orecchini in oro 18 carati, legno lavorato, diamanti
Orecchini in oro 18 carati, legno lavorato, diamanti by Silvia Furmanovich
Collezione India, bracciale in oro e snakewood, con zaffiri. Prezzo: 4690 euro
Tamara Comolli, collezione India, bracciale in oro e snakewood, con zaffiri
Bracciale in oro bianco 18 carati, legno pietrificato, rubini, onice e diamanti
Cartier, bracciale in oro bianco 18 carati, legno pietrificato, rubini, onice e diamanti
Bracelet. Diamonds inlaid in fossilized wood
Boghossian, bracelet. Diamonds inlaid in fossilized wood






Seaman Schepps story





Short history of the great American designer Seaman Schepps, a master of color ♦ ︎
There are designers who have a resounding success for a shorter or longer period. And there are designers who enter history. One of these is Seaman Schepps. Son of immigrants, he became famous for his vintage-style jewelry. From the East Side of New York, at the end of the nineteenth century, Schepps moved to California, with its own shop in Los Angeles that also sold antiques in addition to jewelry. In 1931 he returned to New York, where he finally had a good success with a store on Madison Avenue.

Anello di Seaman Schepps in oro e lapislazzuli
Anello di Seaman Schepps in oro e lapislazzuli

Schepps, like many Americans of that time, regarded Europe as the beacon of creativity. Therefore, when he visited Paris, he studied Verdura’s jewels for Chanel, Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin and Jeanne Toussaint for Cartier. These great designers have contributed to the professional growth of Schepps, which has found its artistic path: large jewelry, super retro-style bracelets, many colored stones. He was not a revolutionary of jewelry, but a painter who used the colors of the palette in an original way.

Collana con tormalina rosa, perle, zaffiri, diamanti
Collana con tormalina rosa, perle, zaffiri, diamanti

The stones were often cut irregularly, they used little diamonds, while they preferred pastel-colored stones like blue sapphires, emeralds, yellow topazes, citrines, rose quartz, jade, turquoise and lapis lazuli. In short, he has reworked already used geometries, such as the Maltese cross, but with his own style. His work continued until the late 1960s. Then, the Seaman Schepps brand was sold to Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenjam and still exists. But the designer’s original jewels are still very sought after. Cosimo Muzzano

Orecchini con rubini sintetici e diamanti
Orecchini con rubini sintetici e diamanti
Collana e orecchini di perle coltivate e diamanti
Collana e orecchini di perle coltivate e diamanti
Orecchini in oro 18 carati, e perle di rubino
Orecchini in oro 18 carati, e perle di rubino
Collana in quarzo avventurina, giada e rubini
Collana in quarzo avventurina, giada e rubini
Orecchini con conchiglia, oro, perle
Orecchini con conchiglia, oro, perle
Bracciale in oro, gemme e diamanti
Bracciale in oro, gemme e diamanti
Bracciale Rio, in oro 18 carati, platino, pietre colorate e diamanti
Bracciale Rio, in oro 18 carati, platino, pietre colorate e diamanti
Bracciale multigemma venduto da Christie's
Bracciale multigemma venduto da Christie’s
Spilla a forma di cornucopia con perle mobili, diamanti, smeraldo
Spilla a forma di cornucopia con perle mobili, diamanti, smeraldo
Bracciale anni Cinquanta venduto da Sotheby's
Bracciale anni Cinquanta venduto da Sotheby’s

Spilla floreale con citrini
Spilla floreale con citrini

Un giovane Seam Schepps
Un giovane Seam Schepps







The marine treasures of Shagreen et Tortoise




The new creations by Shagreen et Tortoise, the Parisian Maison of the designer Marie-Hélène Loubrielle: shells with precious stones become refined jewels ♦

With flippers and swimming mask looking for Shagreen et Tortoise jewelry, a collection of rings made by shells setting on gold corals and claws shaped, embellished with drop and faceted cut carnelian, ruby, garnet, amethyst, rose quartz, green tourmaline. The designer is Marie-Hélène Loubrielle, a French cosmopolitan born in Paris, grew up in New York, Sao Paulo and Singapore, influenced by the style of the great American jewelry designer like Seamann Schepps and Verdura, and fascinated by Brazilian gems and Asian exotic materials.

Orecchini con madreperla e rodolite
Orecchini con madreperla e rodolite

The perfect design of a shingle urchin, brought back from Comoros, was the driving force to try to make it a jewel embedding a star ruby ​​cabochon. Hence the idea of ​​a collection of one of a kind pieces and the name of the brand, two materials widely used in jewelry in the early twentieth century: Shagreen is the skin shark or race skin, used for grinding hard materials such as ivory and ebony, and turtle. The tortoises are fortunately protected but as proofs Loubrielle, colors and shapes of shells are much as beautiful.

Anello Byzantine con bronzo e citrino
Anello Byzantine con bronzo e citrino
Anello Spade con rodolite
Anello Spade con rodolite
Bracciale in vermeil, prehnite e conchiglia
Bracciale in vermeil, prehnite e conchiglia
Collier Amulette con acquamarina
Collier Amulette con acquamarina
Collier in vermeil, onice verde e conchiglia
Collier in vermeil, onice verde e conchiglia

Orecchini in vermeil e corniola
Orecchini in vermeil e corniola







The signs of Zodiac by Verdura

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The zodiac signs are one of those themes that jewelry never tires of reproposing, alongside flowers, hearts and eyes that chase away evil spirits. This time it is the Verdura brand from New York to propose a collection, Zodiac, based on Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius and so on. As is known, the brand uses the name of the refined Italian designer Fulco di Verdura, a noble Sicilian who in the 1930s achieved fame by designing jewelry for major brands, before setting out on his own. Verdura loved going to the Hayden Planetarium of the Natural History Museum of the great American city.

Collana con medaglia Scorpione, in oro inciso e diamanti
Collana con medaglia Scorpione, in oro inciso e diamanti

The constellations and zodiac signs were to fascinate Verdura, because the current owners of the brand, president Nico Landrigan and father Ward Landrigan, found a set of 12 postcards bought nearly a century ago by the designer in the museum’s gift shop, each containing a illustration of the zodiac murals from the room dedicated to Copernicus. Here, then, that starting from those postcards, now the zodiac signs become gold and diamond jewels with the name of Verdura. No astrologer had foreseen this.
Ciondolo con il segno della Bilancia
Ciondolo con il segno della Bilancia

Medaglia pendente con il segno del Leone
Medaglia pendente con il segno del Leone
Medaglia pendente con il segno dei Gemelli
Medaglia pendente con il segno dei Gemelli
Ciondolo con il segno della Vergine
Ciondolo con il segno della Vergine

Cartolina con il segno dei Pesci acquistata da Verdura
Cartolina con il segno dei Pesci acquistata da Verdura

Anello in oro e diamanti della collezione Constellation
Anello in oro e diamanti della collezione Constellation







Success in New York of Sotheby’s auction




No diamond had a crazy price, but the Sotheby’s auction in New York has also achieved a record: it was the first sale of jewelry during the coronavirus emergency. The jewelry auction, obviously online, reached $ 739,375. Far from the numbers reached by Magnificent Jewels’ auctions, but important by counting the moment.

Orecchini con rubini di Michele della Valle
Orecchini con rubini di Michele della Valle

Half of the lots, Sotheby’s established, exceeded the highest estimates, pieces were purchased from 32 different countries and, halfway through the times, half of the offers came from smartphones or tablets. 97% of the lots were sold. In the catalog were also famous Maison pieces, such as David Webb, Verdura and Tiffany & Co. The highest lot of the sale was a pair of earrings with rubies by Michele della Valle, which reached $ 25,000, more than three times the estimate higher starting point ($ 7,000). All 11 David Webb designer jewels were sold, led by a gold and enamel bracelet. Sold out also for the 15 lots of Tiffany & Co., which had as its most valuable piece a necklace of peridots designed by Paloma Picasso ($ 12,500, over six times the highest estimate). Also noteworthy are the four pieces of the legendary Verdura, led by a pair of “Byzantine” earrings with citrines and rhodolites.

Gem set and diamond pendant necklace, Cartier
Gem set and diamond pendant necklace, Cartier
White gold and diamond charm bracelet, Cartier
White gold and diamond charm bracelet, Cartier
Two pairs of enamel and diamond earclips,David Webb
Two pairs of enamel and diamond earclips,David Webb
Peridot necklace, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & co
Peridot necklace, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & co
Pair of turquoise, sapphire and diamond earclips, David-Webb
Pair of turquoise, sapphire and diamond earclips, David-Webb
Pair of gold and diamond Frivole earclips and necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
Pair of gold and diamond Frivole earclips and necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
Pair of gold and diamond earclips, Verdura
Pair of gold and diamond earclips, Verdura
Pair o citrine and rhodolite garnet byzantine earclips, Verdura
Pair o citrine and rhodolite garnet byzantine earclips, Verdura
Gold cuff bracelet, David Webb
Gold cuff bracelet, David Webb
Gold and turquoise cuff bracelet, Buccellati
Gold and turquoise cuff bracelet, Buccellati
Gold and ruby cuff bracelet, David Webb
Gold and ruby cuff bracelet, David Webb
Gold and enamel cuff bracelet, David Webb
Gold and enamel cuff bracelet, David Webb







Masterpieces, high jewelry in London





High jewelry at the Masterpieces London fair: from Boghossian to Cindy Chao, Chatila, Grima … Here are the exhibitors ♦ ︎

From June 27 to July 3, in an exceptionally flushed London, Masterpieces London returns, an antique fair, arts and great jewels. In addition to the jewels of the time, also in this edition the high contemporary jewelry is not missing. Among the Maison present, for example, there is Boghossian, the sixth generation of jewelers based in Geneva, strong in the long Armenian tradition, with a passion for researching and treating rare gems around the world. La Maison is known for its innovative craftsmanship, which requires exceptional mastery techniques to contribute to the art of jewelry, as with the Inlay, Kissing and Merveilles collections.

Boghossian, orecchini Kissing, con fancy intense pink diamond
Boghossian, orecchini Kissing, con fancy intense pink diamond

Another jewel of the artist at Masterpieces London is Cindy Chao, who has kept the ancient European technique of lost wax. At the London fair she presents two collections of Art Jewel products, the Masterpieces Black Label masterpieces and the White Label Collection, both sought after by the most demanding connoisseurs at international auctions. The Royal Butterfly Brooch was adopted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC in 2010.

Black Label Masterpiece II. Spilla Marguerite, con smeraldo cabochon, diamanti fancy, tsavoriti, lacca su titanio
Black Label Masterpiece II. Spilla Marguerite, con smeraldo cabochon, diamanti fancy, tsavoriti, lacca su titanio

But the names of great Maison at Masterpieces London are several, such as Chatila, Eliane Fattal, Grima, Fabio Salini, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Wartski. A great opportunity for lovers of fine jewelry. Federico Graglia




Cindy Chao, la collana The Art Jewel Emerald Architectural
Cindy Chao, la collana The Art Jewel Emerald Architectural
Cindy Chao, spilla Black Label Royal Feather, con zaffiri, diamanti bianchi e fancy, titanium
Cindy Chao, spilla Black Label Royal Feather, con zaffiri, diamanti bianchi e fancy, titanium
Chatila, collana con diamanti briolette e smeraldi
Chatila, collana con diamanti briolette e smeraldi
Wartski, talismano a forma di mano in cristallo di rocca intagliato e smalto
Wartski, talismano a forma di mano in cristallo di rocca intagliato e smalto







Masterpiece London is coming





On the Thames the high jewelery returns with Masterpiece London 2018. Here are the news ♦ ︎

From 28 June to 4 July 2018, the capital of high jewelery and, more generally, antiques, is Londa. In fact, over the years the Masterpiece London fair has established itself as one of the most important events for works of art, design, furniture and jewelery, from antiquity to the present day. There are 160 international exhibitors. As for jewelry, for example, in this edition there are designers including the Italian Fabio Salini, with a new collection made of carbon fiber, which presents for the first time at the fair. But also Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao and Moussaieff are present at Masterpiece London. There are also period jewelry from Maison such as Cartier, Boucheron and Fabergé offered by specialists such as SJ Phillips, Hancocks, Véronique Bamps and Epoque Fine Jewels. Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura / Herz-Belperron and Grima also present both their traditional collections and unique contemporary pieces. Giulia Netrese




Cindy Chao, spilla in titanio con rubini e smalto, 2018
Cindy Chao, spilla in titanio con rubini e smalto, 2018
Cindy Chao, orecchini
Cindy Chao, orecchini
Boghossian, bracciale con diamanti e perle naturali
Boghossian, bracciale con diamanti e perle naturali
Spilla in oro con smalto, brillanti, granati, circa 1850
Spilla in oro con smalto, brillanti, granati, circa 1850
Paolo Salini, orecchini in oro, zaffiri, diamanti neri, onice
Paolo Salini, orecchini in oro, zaffiri, diamanti neri, onice
Grima, anello con tormalina brown, 2017
Grima, anello con tormalina brown, 2017
Grima, anello con ametista, 2014
Grima, anello con ametista, 2014
Grima, anello con smeraldo, 1995
Grima, anello con smeraldo, 1995
Grima, orecchini con granato, 2006
Grima, orecchini con granato, 2006

Grima, anello con zaffiro giallo
Grima, anello con zaffiro giallo







Old and new Verdura

Old and new Verdura Jewelery at Masterpiece London ♦ ︎
Fulco Santostefano of Cerda, Duke of Verdura and Marchese of Murata la Cerda. With a name so who would ever bet that Verdura would become a symbol of jewelry? Yet it is so. The Sicilian noble (March 20, 1898-15 August 1978), usually abbreviated in Fulco di Verdura, is still a trademark, surviving the disappearance of its creator.
Like designer, Fulco Verdura started with Coco Chanel in Thirties, thanks to the support of Linda and Cole Porter, his fans. Chanel asked Fulco di Verdura to get more brilliant some of the jewels of the Maison. During eight years the Italian aristocrat has played the role of chief designer for Chanel jewels. Fulco left Chanel in 1934 to reach America, with Baron Julian West and Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley. First in Hollywood and then in New York, where Diana Vreeland, a Chanel’s customer, presented Fulco di Verdura to jeweler Paul Flato. After working with Flato, Verdura opened its small Maison with financial support from Cole Porter and Vincent Astor. His childhood in Sicily and the Italian Renaissance were the two driving headlights for his work.
Disappeared the jeweler’s extravaganza, the Verdura brand was purchased by EJLandrigan, a company led by Ward and Nico Landrigan. The goal is to continue the work of the great Sicilian designer. So at Masterpiece London 2017, for example, the jewelery company presented historic pieces of Fulco di Verdura, along with new jewels, as you can see from this gallery of images. Lavinia Andorno





Collana Leaves, con calcedonio e zaffiri
Collana Leaves, con calcedonio e zaffiri

Bracciale a doppia chiusura con pietra luna e diamanti
Bracciale a doppia chiusura con pietra luna e diamanti
Bracciale Leaves and Flowers con diamanti
Bracciale Leaves and Flowers con diamanti, 1939
Orecchini a clip a forma di melograna
Orecchini a clip a forma di melograno, 1939
Bracciale Congo, oro e lacca
Bracciale Congo, oro e lacca
Orecchini a clip in oro bianco e diamanti
Orecchini a clip in oro bianco e diamanti
Orecchini a clip in oro giallo
Orecchini a clip in oro giallo
Orecchini con zaffiri e rubini
Orecchini con zaffiri e rubini
Dogwood, spilla ciondolo con zaffiri e rubini
Dogwood, spilla ciondolo con zaffiri e rubini

Orecchini Feather, 1939
Orecchini Feather, 1939





Anello Medusa, oro giallo, 1939
Anello Medusa, oro giallo, 1939

Orecchini Medusa, 1939
Orecchini Medusa, 1939
Anello Raja con zaffiri e turchesi, 1939
Anello Raja con zaffiri e turchesi, 1939
Spilla vintage di Verdura con rubini a forma di grappolo
Spilla vintage di Verdura con rubini a forma di grappolo
Verdura, orecchini Stardust con zaffiri e diamanti
Verdura, orecchini Stardust con zaffiri e diamanti
Anello toi et moi in oro, 1939
Anello toi et moi in oro, 1939
Anello Triple Wave in oro e diamanti, 1939
Anello Triple Wave in oro e diamanti, 1939
Orecchini a forma di grappolo d'uva, con smeraldi e diamanti
Orecchini a forma di grappolo d’uva, con smeraldi e diamanti
Orecchini a forma di grappolo d'uva, con perle, platino e diamanti
Orecchini a forma di grappolo d’uva, con oro, perle, platino e diamanti

Orecchini a forma di viticcio in oro, 1939
Orecchini a forma di viticcio in oro, 1939







Masterpiece of jewelery in London

Back to Masterpiece London, art, antiques, but also many jewelries ♦ ︎
Masterpiece London (June 29 – July 5) is one of the highlights for those who love art and antiques. And the jewels. The fair brings together 150 of the best galleries and specialists around the world, and attracts 40,000 visitors on average. As mentioned, there are also jewels and jewelers, with pieces of antiquity, but also new creations. There are Maison like Grima and Hammerle who choose to be present only here in London and Tefaf. From Wallace Chan to Van Cleef & Arpels, from Boghossian to Cartier, Boucheron, Jar and Fabergé, you can find the most interesting pieces with Wartski, Symbolic & Chase, Verdura, Hancocks and SJ Phillips. As always, there there is jewelery created by painters and sculptors, such as Calder, or jewelry that can represent a bridge between different disciplines, such as those of Theo Fennell. Here are some of the most interesting pieces that are present in the exhibition catalog. Federico Graglia




Spilla del 19esimo secolo a forma di ape, con topazi o rosa, diamanti e smeraldi
Spilla del 19esimo secolo a forma di ape, con topazi o rosa, diamanti e smeraldi

Spilla di Alexander Calder
Spilla di Alexander Calder
Bracciale di Louis Osman in argento e turchese, 1968
Bracciale di Louis Osman in argento e turchese, 1968
Bracciale di Boghossian con diamanti e perle
Bracciale di Boghossian con diamanti e perle
Bracciale di Cartier a forma di due tigri
Bracciale di Cartier a forma di due tigri
Collier in oro e diamanti, Afro Basaldella, 1955
Collier in oro e diamanti, Afro Basaldella, 1955
Bracciale in platino con diamanti e rubini attribuito a Ruser, 1940
Bracciale in platino con diamanti e rubini attribuito a Ruser, 1940
Orecchini in oro, diamanti e granati, firmati Grima
Orecchini in oro, diamanti e granati, firmati Grima
Anello di Theo Fennell, Dragon Chasing
Anello di Theo Fennell, Dragon Chasing
Anello di Theo Fennell
Anello di Theo Fennell
Anello con opale di Theo Fennell
Anello con opale di Theo Fennell
Van Cleef & Arpels, bracciale e clip in oro e diamanti, 1935
Van Cleef & Arpels, bracciale e clip in oro e diamanti, 1935
Wallache Chan, Damask Silk. Diamanti trillion, tormalina rosa, diamanti fancy, zaffiro rosa, agata bianca
Wallache Chan, Damask Silk. Diamanti trillion, tormalina rosa, diamanti fancy, zaffiro rosa, agata bianca

Wallache Chan, Bliss and Peace, collana. Una boccetta da fiuto imperiale dal periodo Daoguang (1821-1850) della dinastia Qing si trasforma in un vettore di buon auspicio
Wallache Chan, Bliss and Peace, collana. Una boccetta da fiuto imperiale dal periodo Daoguang (1821-1850) della dinastia Qing si trasforma in un vettore di buon auspicio







Verdura-Dali, the odd couple

They return five jewels of couple Fulco di Verdura-Salvador Dalí, designed in 1941.
Fulco Santostefano of Cerda, Duke of Verdura is again with Salvador Domenec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Pubol, better known as Salvador Dali. The brand Verdura, in fact, decided to repeat the result of work between the Sicilian nobleman jeweler and the Spanish painter in 1941. That year, the imaginative Fulco di Verdura designed with the Messenger of surrealism, jewels that included small painted miniatures. The jewels were part, 75 years ago, of a Dali-Miro exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. And to commemorate the anniversary of the collaboration, Vegetable introduces now Out of This World, a collection inspired by the five original jewels. Between the jeweler and the painter there was immediately entente. They both loved the mythology and, in fact, the five pieces include the brooch Medusa, Apollo and Daphne, but also the San Sebastian and the Fallen Angel. The jewelry also resound themes, symbols and icons that are present in the works of Salvador Dali. For example, two earrings similar to a metaphysical object located in a work of the painter, or the snakes that have the same style as those portrayed in the surrealist paintings. Rudy Serra

Bracciale in corniolo, con acquamarine e spinelli
Bracciale in corniolo, con acquamarine e spinelli

Orecchini con acquamarine e spinelli
Orecchini con acquamarine e spinelli
Orecchini a clip a forma di frecce, ispirati a San Sebastiano
Orecchini a clip a forma di frecce, ispirati a San Sebastiano
Spilla in oro, morganite e miniatura di Salvador Dalì, 1941
Spilla in oro, morganite e miniatura di Salvador Dalì, 1941
Spilla Medusa in oro, rubino e morganite, con miniatura di Salvador Dalì
Spilla Medusa in oro, rubino e morganite, con miniatura di Salvador Dalì
Bracciale Snake in oro
Bracciale Snake in oro
Dipinto di Salvador Dalì in cui compare la forma utilizzata per gli orecchini
Dipinto di Salvador Dalì in cui compare la forma utilizzata per gli orecchini
Disegno di Fulco di Verdura ispirato a Salvador Dalì
Disegno di Fulco di Verdura ispirato a Salvador Dalì
Orecchini con morganite e diamanti ispirati a Salvador Dalì
Orecchini con morganite e diamanti ispirati a Salvador Dalì

The new masterpieces by Fulco di Verdura

New jewels by Fulco di Verdura presented in London.
Fulco di Verdura debuted at Masterpiece London with a collection that pits two works of the thirties of the Sicilian Duke: one was the Byzantine-inspired by Coco Chanel in Paris, and other his distinctly modern designs for the stars of cinema.

The Fulco di Verdura jewelry have been worn by the most famous actresses in Hollywood: Katherine Hepburn, Lana Turner, Lauren Bacall, Gene Tierney. And then from Windsor and the Agnelli family, the Ruspoli and Crespi. The Sicilian nobleman who emigrated to New York had among the customers also Astor, the Wanderbildt, the Rothschilds. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the store on Fifth Avenue in New York, in 2014 Verdura presented The Power of Style: verdura to 75, a retrospective exhibition with over 150 jewelery created by master jeweler Duke Fulco di Verdura. His name has become famous thanks to his friendship with Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Helena Rubinstein.

The story of Fulco di Verdura must to be told. Born in Palermo in 1898, was part of one of the oldest families of the Sicilian aristocracy, of Spanish origin. The name of the house was San Esteban y de La Cerda. And so Fulco Santostefano di Murata de La Cerda, who lived in Palermo Palazzo Verdura, after his father’s death he moved to France, to work for Coco Chanel. After the war he opened the famous store on Fifth Avenue.

Ward Landrigan then purchased the company in 1984, six years after the death of the duke.

Orecchini a clip in oro, smalto e pietre preziose
Orecchini a clip in oro, smalto e pietre preziose
Gemelli Night and Day in oro giallo, smalto e diamanti
Gemelli Night and Day in oro giallo, smalto e diamanti
Orecchini con acquamarina, smeraldi, granati, tsavorite
Orecchini con acquamarina, smeraldi, granati, tsavorite
Anello Giacinto, oro giallo, platino, diamanti, zaffiri
Anello Giacinto, oro giallo, platino, diamanti, zaffiri
Collana Stardust in oro bianco, pietra luna, diamanti
Collana Stardust in oro bianco, pietra luna, diamanti
Collana Confetti, oro e pietre preziose
Collana Confetti, oro e pietre preziose
Clip con pietra luna, diamanti e platino
Clip con pietra luna, diamanti e platino
Clip in platino e diamanti
Clip in platino e diamanti
Bracciali Pebble
Bracciali Pebble
Bracciale orologio in oro
Bracciale orologio in oro
Anelli in oro giallo, smalto, diamanti e pietre preziose
Anelli in oro giallo, smalto, diamanti e pietre preziose
Coco Chanel e Fulco di Verdura. Per lei realizzò i bracciali con la croce maltese
Coco Chanel e Fulco di Verdura. Per lei realizzò i bracciali con la croce maltese
I bracciali realizzati per Coco Chanel con il simbolo della croce maltese
I bracciali realizzati per Coco Chanel con il simbolo della croce maltese
Croce bizantina di Fulco di Verdura
Croce bizantina di Fulco di Verdura

The Masterpiece London jewelry

Antiques, but also many extraordinary jewels: Masterpiece London is the leading international exhibition for art and design, which attracts collectors from all over the world. Among the 154 stands of selected exhibitors you will find everything from ancient statue to contemporary jewelry. All this, however, a high level, very high. All works are for sale and certified by international experts to ensure the origin and quality. Are, for example, jewelery signed by Suzanne Belperron, Castellani and even Salavator Dali, or famous Maison as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, Chase, Verdura, Hemmerle, Boghossian, Somlo, SJ Phillips, Véronique Bamps, Chatila and Grima. Do not think, though, to find the same jewelry that you can buy in jewelry. They are a breed apart. And there will also Wallace Chan, who will debut in the UK just for Masterpiece London: the Hong Kong designer will present the 2016 Silk Necklace created especially for the exhibition, consisting of 54 diamonds, 124 pink tourmalines, colored diamonds, sapphires pink and white agate. Federico Graglia
Masterpiece London
30 June-6 July 2016
Royal Hospital Chelsea, South Grounds
www.masterpiecefair.com
Hours: 11: 00-21: 00

Audouard (circa 1850). Spilla mazzolino di fiori in oro smaltato insieme con vecchi diamanti taglio brillante e granati nei boccioli di rosa
Audouard (circa 1850). Spilla mazzolino di fiori in oro smaltato insieme con vecchi diamanti taglio brillante e granati nei boccioli di rosa

Da Boghart, orecchini con oro e diamanti
Da Boghart, orecchini con oro e diamanti
Bracciale di Boghossian, diamanti e perle
Bracciale di Boghossian, diamanti e perle
Bracciale Giacinto di Fulco di Verdura, oro, platino, zaffiri, diamanti
Bracciale Giacinto di Fulco di Verdura, oro, platino, zaffiri, diamanti
Ciondoli a forma di pesce di Fabergé
Ciondoli a forma di pesce di Fabergé, oro e legno
Spilla-pendente di Boucheron con citrini
Spilla-pendente di Boucheron con citrini
Bracciale in oro giallo con due tigri, diamanti fancy, onice, smeraldi (gli occhi)
Bracciale in oro giallo con due tigri, diamanti fancy, onice, smeraldi (gli occhi)
Collana di René Bonvin, oro giallo, disegnato come una catena, cavo flessibile  che sospende una frangia di nappe con diamanti taglio brillante. Consegnata nel 1945 per la principessa Irene di Grecia
Collana di René Bonvin, oro giallo, disegnato come una catena, cavo flessibile che sospende una frangia di nappe con diamanti taglio brillante. Consegnata nel 1945 per la principessa Irene di Grecia
Collana di diamanti e acquamarine di Van Cleef & Arpels
Collana di diamanti e acquamarine di Van Cleef & Arpels
Orecchini Persistenza del Suono, di Salvator Dalì
Orecchini Persistenza del Suono, di Salvator Dalì
Anello Swinging Peral di Grima
Anello Swinging Peral di Grima
Suzanne Belperron, bracciale con citrini
Suzanne Belperron, bracciale con citrini
Spilla di Tiffany & C.
Spilla di Tiffany & C.
Castellani, circa 1880. Collana in stile revival archeologico in oro giallo, rubini cabochon taglio e perle naturali.  Una collana simile dalla tenuta del nipote di Augusto Castellani appartiene alle collezioni dei Musei Capitolini di Roma
Castellani, circa 1880. Collana in stile revival archeologico in oro giallo, rubini cabochon taglio e perle naturali. Una collana simile dalla tenuta del nipote di Augusto Castellani appartiene alle collezioni dei Musei Capitolini di Roma

Cullinan Dream sold to 25 million

The blue diamond Cullinan Dream was sold at $ 25 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York. Diamond, more than 24 carats, is considered one of the most interesting gems. The sale price is the middle ground of the initial estimates (23 million to 29 million). It’s not, therefore, a record, but it testifies with the market for colored diamonds is still vivid, to use a pun. A big white diamond of over 52 carats instead totaled “only” 2 million. While, among the jewels within the estimates they have remained a Cartier bracelet with aquamarines and a necklace of white diamonds and yellow.
A success beyond expectations came instead for one of the first works of Fulco di Verdura for Coco Chanel. The jewel was sold for $ 100,000. One curious detail: to buy the bracelet was the brand Verdura. According to the company which holds the rights to the name of the famous and noble Sicilian designer, the bracelet is worth the final price, which was about three times the estimate ($ 35,000) . It is not an routine jewel: it was built around 1935 and was part of Coco Chanel collection. It is silver, made of clear enamel and with the simulation of red and green cabochon. Other faux gems are blue, to the side, and with rectangular shape. The bracelet, which is not signed, however, is accompanied by a letter confirming that this is a drawing of the Duke Fulco di Verdura. The purchase will be part of the Vegetable Museum Collection and will be exposed with the bracelet Cross of Malta, built in 1930. Federico Graglia

Orecchini pendenti con diamanti. Venduti per 965.000 dollari
Orecchini pendenti con diamanti. Venduti per 965.000 dollari
Collana con diamanti bianchi e yello. Venduta per 389.000 dollari
Collana con diamanti bianchi e yello. Venduta per 389.000 dollari
Bracciale di Verdura per Coco Chanel. Venduto per 100.000 dollari
Bracciale di Verdura per Coco Chanel. Venduto per 100.000 dollari
Bracciale art deco firmato Cartier, con acquamarine e diamanti. Venduto per 179.000 dollari
Bracciale art deco firmato Cartier, con acquamarine e diamanti. Venduto per 179.000 dollari
Il Cullinam Dream: venduto per 25 milioni di dollari
Il Cullinan Dream: venduto per 25 milioni di dollari

Christie’s with an exceptional ruby

A ring with a large ruby, the Ruby Jubilee, will be the major piece of the auction of Magnificent Jewels programmed by Christie’s for 20 April. Why jubilee? Well, because Christie’s celebrates 250 years. And perhaps not coincidentally will be for sale really exceptional jewelry, 250 lots, including rare diamonds and colored stones, and pieces also signed by Buccellati, Cartier, David Webb, Graff, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels. Of the jewels auction are part of the collection of Carroll Petrie, heiress disappeared two years ago leaving an estate valued at $ 100 million. According Chtisti’es, Jubilee Ruby is the most important Burmese ruby ​​auctioned in the US for over 25 years. The jewel is signed by the exceptional designer Verdura. The stone is 15.99 carats and is considered a rarity for its exceptional size. It is estimated between 12 and 15 million dollars. Another stone on which will focus attention is a diamond Fancy Intense purple-pink of 10.07 carats, D color perfect, circular cut to 40.43 carats.
According to Rahul Kadakia, international manager of Christie’s jewelry, “the quality of Burmese rubies with more than 15 carats are an absolute rarity in the world of colored gems and the record price of 18.3 million for a 15.04 carat stone to ‘ Christie’s auction in Hong Kong in December 2015 exemplifies the voracious appetite of collectionists for these gems”. The jewelry of auction will be on display the public from April 15 to April 19 in the Rockefeller Center in New York galleries. Federico Graglia

Spilla Belle Epoque di Cartier. Stima: 100-120.000 dollari
Spilla Belle Epoque di Cartier. Stima: 100-120.000 dollari
Carroll Petrie (a destra) con Joan Rivers
Carroll Petrie (a destra) con Joan Rivers
Anello con diamante colorato. Stima:150-200.000 dollari
Anello con diamante colorato. Stima:150-200.000 dollari
Spilla di diamanti firmata Harry Winston. Stima: 120-180.000 dollari
Spilla di diamanti firmata Harry Winston. Stima: 120-180.000 dollari
Anello con diamanti bianchi e diamnte colorato rosa-violetto. Stima: 8-12 milioni di dollari
Anello con diamanti bianchi e diamnte colorato rosa-violetto. Stima: 8-12 milioni di dollari
Anello con zaffiro cabochon. Stima: 800.000-1,2 milioni di dollari
Anello con zaffiro cabochon. Stima: 800.000-1,2 milioni di dollari
Jubilee Ruby, anello firmato Verdura. Stima: 12-15 milioni di dollari
Jubilee Ruby, anello firmato Verdura. Stima: 12-15 milioni di dollari
Spilla Panthere di Cartier. Stima: 280-320.000 dollari
Spilla Panthere di Cartier. Stima: 280-320.000 dollari

New York stage for Gemfields

Gemfields, global giant in the production of precious stones, debuted with unique pieces of jewelry signed by big as David Webb, Stephen Webster and Kimberly McDonald, Federica Rector, G, Hippolyta, Jamie Wolf, Lauren K, Loree Rodkin, Nikos Koulis Paul Costagli, Paolo Morelli, Pomellato, Stefan Webster, Sydney Evan, Sylva & Cie, Vegetable, Yossi Harari and Yeprem. It is a limited edition to celebrate the inauguration of the new jewelery salon in Bergdorf Goodman (luxury department store on Fifth Avenue in New York). In this space, for the first time, consumers have the opportunity to see (and buy) the jewels of Gemfields. The pieces are of great quality, with rare stones, as in the case of the rubies of Mozambique. Federico Graglia

Bracciale di Federica Rettore
Bracciale di Federica Rettore
Anelli con rubini di G
Anelli con rubini di G
Rubini del Mozambico di Gemfields
Rubini del Mozambico di Gemfields
Parure di Jamie Wolf
Parure di Jamie Wolf
Anello firmato Kimberly McDonald
Anello firmato Kimberly McDonald
Bracciale di Pomellato
Bracciale di Pomellato
Orecchini firmati Stephen Webster
Orecchini firmati Stephen Webster
Anello di Sylva Ciel
Anello di Sylva Ciel
Tiara di Yeprem
Tiara di Yeprem

Video: da Sotheby’s i gioielli Mellon

A New York il 20 e il 21 novembre da Sotheby’s è in programma un’asta di gioielli molto importante, con pezzi da sogno. Sono messi in vendita oggetti personali e gioielli della signora Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, vedova del magnate Paul Mellon, con pezzi firmati Verdura, Schlumberger e Givenchy, ma anche gioielli d’epoca di Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels e Black Starr & Frost. In vendita, per esempio, c’è un magnifico e raro Fancy Vivid Blue diamond a forma di pera, stimato tra i 10 e i 15 milioni di dollari (7-11 milioni di euro), con un colore che secondo Sotheby’s ricorda il diamante Hope. Farà coppia con un Fancy Blue Diamond, e uno squisito diamante Rivière di Cartier, e da un diamante Fancy giallo intenso.

Paul Mellon (11 giugno 1907 – 1 febbraio, 1999) è stato un filantropo americano e un proprietario e allevatore di cavalli da corsa purosangue. È stato co-erede di una dei più grandi patrimoni, la Mellon Bank, creata dal nonno Thomas Mellon, dal padre Andrew W. Mellon, e dal fratello di suo padre Richard B. Mellon. Si stima che Paul Mellon, la sorella Ailsa Mellon-Bruce, e i suoi cugini Sarah Mellon e Richard King Mellon, fossero tutti tra i più ricchi otto negli Stati Uniti, con fortune di tra i 400 e i 700 milioni di dollari ciascuno (circa 3,4 miliardi dollari e 5,9 miliardi dollari in dollari di oggi). Questo filmato riguarda i gioielli della moglie, sposata in seconde nozze e morta a 104 anni nel marzo scorso. Federico Graglia

Il diamante blu a pera stimato tra i 7 e gli 11 milioni di euro
Il diamante blu a pera stimato tra i 7 e gli 11 milioni di euro
I gioielli Mellon esposti da Sotheby's prima dell'asta
I gioielli Mellon esposti da Sotheby’s prima dell’asta
I locali che accolgono la collezione Mellon in asta
I locali che accolgono la collezione Mellon in asta

ukThe Mellon’s jewelry at Sotheby’s 

In New York on 20 and 21 November at Sotheby’s is scheduled a auction for jewelry very important dream pieces. They are offered for sale personal items and jewelry of Mrs. Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, the widow of tycoon Paul Mellon, with signed pieces Verdura, Schlumberger and Givenchy, as well as vintage jewelry by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Black Starr & Frost. For sale, for example, there is a magnificent and rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond pear-shaped, estimated to be between 10 and 15 million dollars (7-11 million euro), with a color according to Sotheby’s reminiscent of the Hope Diamond. This gem will team with a Fancy Blue Diamond, and an exquisite diamond Riviere Cartier, and a fancy intense yellow diamond.

Paul Mellon (June 11, 1907 – February 1, 1999), was an American philanthropist and an owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses. He was co-heir of one of the greatest wealth, Mellon Bank, created by Thomas Mellon, his grandfather, his father Andrew W. Mellon, and his father’s brother Richard B. Mellon. It is estimated that Paul Mellon’s sister, Ailsa Mellon-Bruce, and his cousins Sarah Mellon and Richard King Mellon were all amongst the richest eight in the United States, with fortunes of between 400 and 700 million dollars each (about 3 $ 4 billion and $ 5.9 billion in today’s dollars). This video covers the jewels of the wife of Paul Mellon, which married as second wife, and she died in 104 years last March.

france-flagLes bijoux de Mellon chez Sotheby’s

A New York, les 20 et 21 Novembre, chez Sotheby’s, est prévu une vente aux enchères pour bijoux très importants, des morceaux de rêve. Ils sont proposés à la vente des objets personnels et des bijoux de Mme Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, la veuve du magnat Paul Mellon, avec des morceaux signés Verdura, Schlumberger et Givenchy, ainsi que des bijoux vintage par Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels et noir Starr & Frost. Pour la vente, par exemple, il y a une magnifique et rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond en forme de poire, estimée entre 10 et 15 millions de dollars (7-11 millions d’euros), avec une couleur qui selon Sotheby’s rappelle le diamant Hope. Ce bijou fera équipe avec une Fantaisie Blue Diamond, un diamant exquis Rivière Cartier, et un diamant jaune intense fantaisie.

Paul Mellon (11 Juin, 1907 – 1 Février, 1999), était un philanthrope américain et un propriétaire et éleveur de chevaux de course pur-sang. Il a été co-héritier d’une des plus grandes richesses, Mellon Bank, créée par Thomas Mellon, son grand-père, son père Andrew W. Mellon, et le frère de son père Richard B. Mellon. On estime que la sœur de Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, et ses cousins Sarah Mellon et Richard King Mellon étaient tous parmi les plus riches huit aux États-Unis, avec des fortunes entre 400 et 700 millions de dollars chacune (environ 3 $ 4 milliards et 5,9 milliards de dollars en dollars d’aujourd’hui). Cette vidéo couvre les bijoux de la femme de Paul Mellon, qui a épousé en secondes noces, et qui mourut en 104 années, le Mars dernier.

german-flagDie Mellon Schmuck bei Sotheby’s

In New York am 20. und 21. November bei Sotheby ‘s ist eine Auktion für Schmuck sehr wichtig Traumstücke geplant. Sie sind für den Verkauf persönliche Gegenstände und Schmuck von Frau Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, der Witwe des Tycoon Paul Mellon, mit signierten Stücke Verdura, Schlumberger und Givenchy sowie Vintage-Schmuck von Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels und Schwarz Starr & angeboten Frost. Zu verkaufen, zum Beispiel gibt es einen herrlichen und seltenen Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond birnenförmig, schätzungsweise zwischen 10 und 15 Millionen Dollar (7-11 Millionen Euro) sein, mit einer Farbe nach Sothebys erinnert an die Hope-Diamant. Dieses Schmuckstück wird mit einem Fancy Blue Diamond und eine exquisite Diamant Riviere Cartier, und ein schickes intensive gelbe Diamant-Team.

Paul Mellon (11. Juni 1907 – 1. Februar 1999), war ein US-amerikanischer Philanthrop und ein Besitzer und Züchter von Vollblutrennpferde. Er war Co-Erbe einer der größten Reichtum, Mellon Bank, erstellt von Thomas Mellon, sein Großvater, sein Vater Andrew W. Mellon, und seines Vaters Bruder Richard B. Mellon. Es wird geschätzt, dass Paul Mellon Schwester Ailsa Mellon-Bruce, und seine Cousins Sarah Mellon und Richard King Mellon waren alle unter den reichsten acht in den Vereinigten Staaten, mit Vermögen zwischen 400 und 700 Millionen Dollar jedes (etwa 3 $ 4 Mrd. 5900000000 $ in heutigen Dollars). In diesem Video werden die Juwelen der Ehefrau von Paul Mellon, die als zweite Frau geheiratet, und sie im vergangenen März starb 104 Jahre.

flag-russiaЮвелирные изделия в Меллона на аукционе Сотбис

В Нью-Йорке 20 и 21 ноября в Сотбис запланирован на аукцион для ювелирных очень важных частей сновидения. Они предлагаются для продажи личных вещей и ювелирных изделий из миссис Рейчел Лоу Ламберт Ллойд Меллон, вдовы магната Пола Меллона, с подписанные штук Verdura, Schlumberger и Givenchy, а также старинных украшений Картье, Ван Клиф & Arpels и Черного Старр & Мороз. Продажа, например, есть великолепный и редкий Необычные Ярко синий алмаз грушевидной формы, по оценкам, от 10 до 15 миллионов долларов (7-11 млн евро), с цветом в соответствии с Сотбис напоминает Алмаз Надежды. Этот камень будет объединиться с Fancy Blue Diamond, и изысканный алмаз Ривьер Cartier, и фантазии интенсивного желтого бриллианта.

Пол Меллон (11 июня 1907 – 1 февраля 1999 г.), был американский филантроп и владелец и заводчик чистокровных скаковых лошадей. Он был одним из наследником одного из величайших богатств, Mellon Bank, созданный Томасом Меллон, деда, отца Эндрю В. Меллон, и брат его отца Ричард Б. Меллон. Подсчитано, что сестра Пола Меллона, Эйлса Меллон-Брюс, и его двоюродные братья Сара Меллон и Ричард Кинг Меллона были среди самых богатых восемь в Соединенных Штатах, с судьбами между 400 и 700 миллионов долларов каждый (около $ 3 4 млрд и в сегодняшних долларах $ 5,9 млрд). Это видео покрывает драгоценности жены Пола Меллона, который женился в второй женой, и она умерла в 104 лет в марте прошлого года.

spagna-okLa joyas Mellon en Sotheby’s

En Nueva York los días 20 y 21 de noviembre, en Sotheby’s, está prevista una subasta de joyas muy importantes, piezas de ensueño. Se ofrecen en venta artículos personales y joyas de la señora Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, la viuda del magnate Paul Mellon, con piezas firmadas Verdura, Schlumberger y Givenchy, así como joyería por Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels y Negro Starr y Frost. Para la venta, por ejemplo, hay una magnífica y rara Fancy Vivid diamante azul en forma de pera, que se estima entre 10 y 15 millones de dólares (7-11 millones de euros), con un color de acuerdo a Sotheby’s recuerda el diamante Hope. Esta joya se asociará con un azul de lujo del diamante, y un exquisito diamante Cartier Riviere, y una intensa diamante amarillo de lujo.

Paul Mellon (11 junio 1907-1 febrero 1999), fue un filántropo americano y un propietario y criador de caballos de carrera de pura sangre. Fue co-heredero de una de las mayores riquezas, Mellon Bank, creado por Thomas Mellon, su abuelo, su padre Andrew W. Mellon, y el hermano de su padre, Richard B. Mellon. Se estima que la hermana de Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon-Bruce, y sus primos Sarah Mellon y Richard King Mellon estaban entre los más ricos y ocho en los Estados Unidos, con fortunas de entre 400 y 700 millones de dólares cada uno (alrededor de 3 $ 4 mil millones y un $ 5900 millones en dólares de hoy). Este video cubre las joyas de la esposa de Paul Mellon, que se casó como segunda esposa, y ella murió en 104 años en marzo pasado.

Rapsodia in blu da Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s continua a organizzare aste di gioielli eccezionali, questa volta a New York, il prossimo 20 novembre. La multinazionale inglese è riuscita ad aggiudicarsi la vendita della collezione appartenuta a Bunny Mellon, ereditiera della casa farmaceutica Warner Lambert e moglie di Paul Mellon, filantropo, allevatore di cavalli e uno degli uomini più ricchi d’America. Grande esperta di giardinaggio (suo il progetto di sistemazione del parco della Casa Bianca per il presidente Kennedy), alla sua morte all’età di 103 anni, ha lasciato alla figlia una rara collezione di gioielli firmata da alcuni dei migliori designer del mondo: Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Schlumberger. Sicuramente i pezzi più preziosi sono due spettacolari diamanti a forma di pera: il Fancy Vivid Blue da 9,74 carati, internamente perfetto, stimato tra i 10 i 15 milioni di dollari (pari a 8-12 milioni di euro) e il Fancy Blue dal peso di 9,15 carati, del valore tra 1-1,5 milioni di dollari (pari a 8 mila e 1 milione di euro). La collana di diamanti taglio brillante vecchio montati su oro con un diamanti giallo come chiusura è di Cartier, risale al 1900 ed è stata valutata tra 1-1,5 milioni di dollari. Con quotazioni più basse ma non per questo meno pregevoli sono le due spille di zaffiri e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels e i  portacipria di Tiffany, che si aggirano sui 20-35 mila dollari. Federico Graglia

Diamante Fancy Vivid Blue, di 9.74 carati, potenzialmente internamente perfetto (IF) e VVS2 chiarezza. Stima: 10-15 milioni di dollari
Diamante Fancy Vivid Blue, di 9.74 carati, potenzialmente internamente perfetto (IF) e VVS2 chiarezza. Stima: 10-15 milioni di dollari
Portacipria in oro e rubini di Schlumberger per Tiffany. Stima: 20-30 mila dollari
Portacipria in oro e rubini di Schlumberger per Tiffany. Stima: 20-30 mila dollari
Due spille di zaffiri e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 25-35 mila dollari
Due spille di zaffiri e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 25-35 mila dollari
Portacipria in oro e rubini di Schlumberger per Tiffany. Stima: 20-30 mila dollari
Portacipria in oro e rubini di Schlumberger per Tiffany. Stima: 20-30 mila dollari

ukRhapsody in blue from Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s continues to organize auctions of exceptional jewelry, this time in New York, on November 20. The British multinational has been awarded the collection belonged to Bunny Mellon, the heiress of the pharmaceutical company Warner Lambert and wife of Paul Mellon, philanthropist, horse breeder and one of the richest men in America. A talented horticulturalist (for example the White House Rose Garden for President Kennedy), when she died at age of 103, she left her daughter a rare collection of jewels signed by some of the best designers in the world: Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Schlumberger. Surely the most precious pieces are two spectacular pear-shaped diamonds: the Fancy Vivid Blue by 9.74 carats, internally flawless, estimated between 10 to 15 million dollars (8-12 million euro) and the Fancy Blue weighing 9.15 carats, valued between 1-1.5 million a dollars (between 800 thousend and 1 million euro). The old brilliant cut diamond necklace mounted on gold with a yellow diamond as clasp of Cartier dating back to 1900 and was valued between 1-1.5 million a dollars. With lower prices but no less valuable are the two sapphires and diamonds broches by Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany compacts, which are around 20-35 thousand dollars.

france-flagRhapsody in blue de Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s continue à organiser des ventes aux enchères de bijoux d’exception, cette fois à New York, le 20 Novembre La multinationale britannique a obtenu la collection appartenait à Bunny Mellon, l’héritière de la société pharmaceutique Warner Lambert et épouse de Paul Mellon, philanthrope, éleveur de chevaux et un des hommes les plus riches d’Amérique. Un horticulteur de talent (son le project de la roseraie de la Maison Blanche pour le président Kennedy), quand elle est morte à l’âge de 103, elle a quitté a sa fille une rare collection de bijoux signés par certains des meilleurs designers du monde: Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Schlumberger. Certes, les pièces les plus précieuses sont deux spectaculaires diamants en forme de poire: le Fancy Vivid Blue de 9.74 carats, en interne sans faille, estimés entre 10 et 15 millions de dollars (8-12 millions d’euros) et le Fancy Blue pesant 9.15 carats, d’une valeur entre 1 1,5 millions de dollars un (entre 800 000 et 1 million de thousend euros). Le collier de Cartier avec des diamants taille ancien monté sur or avec un diamant jaune comme fermeture et datant de 1900, a été évalué entre 1 à 1.500.000 dollars. Avec des estimations plus faibles mais pas moins précieux sont les deux broches en saphirs et diamants de Van Cleef & Arpels et le poudrieres de Tiffany, qui sont autour de 20 à 35000 dollars.

german-flagRhapsody in Blue von Sotheby ‘s

Sotheby ‘s weiter Auktionen von außergewöhnlichen Schmuck, dieser Zeit in New York, am 20 November. The British multinationale Organisation vergeben wurde die Sammlung gehörte Bunny Mellon, der Erbin des Pharmakonzerns Warner Lambert und Ehefrau von Paul Mellon, Philanthrop, Pferdezüchter und einer der reichsten Männer Amerikas. Ein talentierter Gärtner (zum Beispiel die Rose Garden für Präsident Kennedy), als sie im Alter von 103 gestorben, ihre verließ zu seineTochter eine seltene Sammlung von Juwelen, die von einigen der besten Designer der Welt unterzeichnet: Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Schlumberger. Sicherlich die wertvollsten Stücke sind zwei spektakuläre birnenförmigen Diamanten: Die Fancy Vivid Blue von 9,74 Karat, lupenrein, zwischen 10 und 15 Millionen Dollar (8-12 Millionen Euro) und die ausgefallenen blauen Wiegen 9.15 Karat, zwischen 1-Wert geschätzt 1,5 Millionen US-Dollar ein (zwischen 800.000 und 1 Million Euro)). Die alte Brillantschliff Diamant-Halskette auf Gold montiert mit einem gelben Diamanten als Verschluss von Cartier aus dem Jahr 1900 und wurde zwischen 1 bis 1.500.000 ein Dollar. Mit niedrigeren Preisen, aber nicht weniger wertvoll sind die zwei Saphiren und Diamanten broches von Van Cleef & Arpels und Tiffany puderdose, die rund 20 bis 35.000 Dollar sind.

flag-russiaРапсодия в стиле блюз от Sotheby’s

Сотбис продолжает организовывать аукционы исключительной ювелирных изделий, на этот раз в Нью-Йорке, 20 ноября британская транснациональная был награжден коллекция принадлежала Bunny Mellon Меллон, наследницей фармацевтической компании Warner Lambert и супруги Paul Mellon, филантроп, лошадь заводчик и один из самых богатых людей в Америке. Талантливый садовод (например Розовом саду Белого дома для президента Кеннеди), когда она умерла в возрасте 103, она оставила ее дочь редкая коллекция драгоценностей, подписанных одни из лучших дизайнеров в мире: Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Schlumberger. Конечно самые драгоценные куски две эффектные грушевидные алмазы: Fancy Vivid Blue на 9,74 карата, внутренне безупречной, по оценкам от 10 до 15 миллионов долларов (8-12 млн евро) и Fancy Blue весом 9,15 карата, стоимостью между 1-1500000 долларов (между 800 000 и 1000000 евро). Старая блестящий ожерелье огранки установлен на золото с желтым бриллиантом в застежке Cartier, начиная с 1900 г. и был оценен между 1-1,5 млн долларов. С более низким ценам, но не менее ценными являются две сапфирами и бриллиантами Броши по Van Cleef & Arpels и Тиффани компактов, которые вокруг 20-35 тысяч долларов.

spagna-okRapsodia en azul de Sotheby ‘s

Sotheby sigue organizando subastas de joyas excepcionales, esta vez en Nueva York, el 20 de noviembre La multinacional británica se ha adjudicado la colección que perteneció a Bunny Mellon, la heredera de la compañía farmacéutica Warner Lambert y esposa de Paul Mellon, filántropo, criador de caballos y uno de los hombres más ricos de América. Una experta jardinería (suyo el plan del el jardín de las rosas de la Casa Blanca para el presidente Kennedy), cuando murió a la edad de 103, dejó a su hija una rara colección de joyas firmadas por algunos de los mejores diseñadores del mundo: Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Schlumberger. Seguramente las piezas más preciadas son dos diamantes en forma de pera espectaculares: el Fancy Vivid Blue de 9.74 quilates, internamente sin defectos, que se estima entre 10 y 15 millones de dólares (8-12 millones de euros) y el Fancy Blue con un peso 9,15 quilates, con un valor entre 1-1,5 millones de dólares (entre 800 thousend y 1 millón de euros). El collar de diamante de corte brillante viejo montado en oro con un diamante amarillo como broche de Cartier que data de 1900, fue valorado entre 1-1,5 millones de dólares de un. Con precios más bajos, pero no por esto menos valiosos son los dos broches de zafiros y diamantes de Van Cleef & Arpels y la polveras de Tiffany, que son alrededor de 20 a 35.000 dólares.