"A sapphire and diamond “Wrapped Heart” brooch, Verdura set with sapphire cabochons, enhanced by pavé set diamond ribbon; signed Verdura; total sapphire weight: 76.53 carats total; total diamond weight: 3.12 carats total; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; length: 2in. The brooch sold for $68,750". What a stunning piece of jewelry, and in my own personal opinion for a low price! Here are a few of her other items that were also auctioned, the total price for the 185 lots was $4.3Million dollars.
A stunning Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, circa 1925, sold for $137,000
Verdura is a jewelery company that was started in the United States that wad founded by Duke Fulco di Verdura in 1890.. He had worked with Gabrielle " Coco" Chanel, also Salvador Dali among many others. His signature style is large gemstones, gold, cuffs and rather large statement pieces of jewelry. His pieces are stunning. The famous Maltese cuff bracelet he had created for Chanel is one of his famous trademarks. His style is evident and can be recognized at a moments glance.
Who can ever tire of large gems? and the amazing stories and owners that possessed them? Florence Jay Gould was a philanthropist that was the daughter in law of railroad magnate Jay Gould. She left a prosperous career in signing opera. She was born in 1895 and was Jay Goulds 3rd wife. She had an impressive collection of jewelry and it was estimated that the value of the jewels and paintings was around $100million dollars, by 1983 standards.
|101.00 carat Daffodil yellow fancy intense diamond ring by Graff|