He played around with this motif while at Chanel, creating a suite of gold wing earclips and brooches for Coco Chanel’s 1934 spring collection. He then refined the design to create a platinum and diamond necklace arranged as a series of eagle wings for his inaugural eponymous collection in 1939. The winged motif was one that Verdura returned to again and again, creating a series of brooches centering precious or semiprecious stones that were popular for their whimsy and wearability. The design reached the apex of popularity when the actress Jean Fontaine wore a pink topaz, gold and diamond version in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Suspicion. While Verdura was not the first jeweler to utilize the wing motif, he created winged jewels that are as modern today as they were in the 1930s. This particular winged brooch, centering a large oval sapphire and set with round diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires is an elevated version of one of Verdura’s most recognizable designs.
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