Not unlike Verdura, Suzanne Belperron is better known for her attention to design rather than to precious stones. In fact she often did not even use precious materials, yet her pieces are always perfectly finished and flattering, reflecting her deep understanding of jewellery making.
Her "white" jewellery is quite rare, for she preferred working with yellow gold and coloured stones. The brooch below is therefore a high collectable piece, it was made between 1932 and 1940 and it is set in white gold (not platinum probably due to its scarcity during World War II) with old mine european circular cut diamonds arranged in four interlacing scrolls trimmed with a string of baguette cut tones. A striking piece, which still carries her "trademark" round voluminous design. The brooch will be auctioned by Christie's NY next week on Dec 11th.
|Diamond Escargot Brooch from Suzanne Belperron, 1932-1940|
We saw recently another piece of white jewellery by Suzanne Belperron, the striking three band bracelet featured below.
|Diamond cuff by Suzanne Belperron, the Lewitt collection|