|14 x round black onyx discs
|Circa late 1970s
|18ct yellow gold signed Aldo Cipullo
|21.5" / 54.6cm long
Width from 0.7" / 1.8cm at centre back graduating to 1.3" / 3.5cm at centre front
Cipullo’s name is forever intertwined with Cartier as he designed one of the most popular Cartier jewels of all time, the ‘Love’ bangle. Shortly after he designed the ‘Juste un Clou’ arguably as recognisable and iconic as the former. Cipullo believed that inspiration could be found all around and he had the ability to transform everyday shapes and motifs into desirable jewels. He left Cartier in 1974 to establish his own freelance atelier and and enjoy complete creative freedom and this fabulous necklace is a fabulous example of this era. Cipullo continued to have great success until sadly in 1984 he suffered a double heart attack and died at the age of just 48. Decades later his designs still as desirable as when they were created, they have become iconic, collectable jewels loved by people every bit as stylish and fun-loving as the man who conceived them.