|Condition Report||Very fine|
|Setting||18ct yellow gold signed Verdura|
|Weight description||196 grams|
|Dimensions||15" / 38cm lin length |
1.7cm / 0.6" wide at centre back, 2.7cm / 1" wide at centre front
|Gemstones||42 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 4.2cts|
Verdura grew up in Sicily and spent carefree summers at the beach where he would watch the fishermen sat mending their nets. He recalls many wonderful details of this time in his fascinating and highly enjoyable memoir ‘The Happy Summer Days’. Throughout his career as a designer, he found inspiration in the natural world, including the seaside, and these references appear regularly in his jewels. Pearls, shell shapes, actual seashells and rope-like textures and motifs are all evidenced in his work. On this topic, former Vogue editor Babs Simpson said “Fulco’s references to nature … keep his work classic. But without question he was a revolutionary, the one who changed everything. Fulco made it all modern.” Few jewellers of the 20th Century could be seen as embodying the vibrant, colourful and glamourous life style of the jet-set in the way that Fulco di Verdura did. His jewellery was never produced on a large scale, most pieces were commissions for specific clients and he readily embraced the notion of bespoke, personal designs made to flatter the wearer. His pieces are highly sought after by today’s collectors and discerning jewellery lovers, as keen now as ever to adorn themselves with a piece of Verdura magic.