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Sunday, 20 March 2011

TIFFANY & Co: A sapphire and moonstone necklace from 1945


To me, the most interesting thing about this necklace is to compare it with the sapphire and moonstone pendants made by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the 1910's. Same theme, same stone combination and same jewellery house, Tiffany; however they could not be more different!. This piece is set in yellow gold and it shows he characteristic bold design of a statement piece from the 1940's.  It looks so modern and fashionable today that one could think Lanvin at first sight, but this one is not costume, it is an exquisite jewel!.

This demi parure will be auctioned by Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 6th.