Works from the Collection of Marc Jacobs
DIAMOND NECKLACE, BOUCHERON, FRANCE
Composed of a line of round diamonds, length 16⅛ inches, signed Boucheron, numbered P56099, with French assay mark and partial workshop mark.
Few individuals have exerted such broad an influence on the trends of fashion and contemporary art as Marc Jacobs. Considered one of the most important tastemakers of the last three decades, Jacobs’s unrelenting commitment to his creative vision has earned him immense appreciation, as both head designer of his eponymous fashion label and formerly as creative director of Louis Vuitton between 1997 and 2013. It is of little surprise, then, that Jacobs’s discerning eye and fastidious taste for exceptional quality is reflected in his esteemed collection of contemporary art and jewelry, which brings together an iconoclastic and eclectic host of works that testifies to the extraordinary character of its ensemblier.
His collection of jewelry offered here reveals his appreciation for classic designs and whimsical creations of the finest quality. A delightful array of animals rendered in a kaleidoscope of colored gemstones highlight an affection for the unexpected. Featuring pieces from the revered house of Boucheron, Jacobs’s collection speaks to his renowned aesthetic blending impeccable design sense with singular style.
In good condition, the mounting with light scratches commensurate with light wear, and a few links slightly out of alignment, not noticeable when worn. Mounting stamped OR 750 and with French assay mark for 18 karat (white) gold. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 27.00 carats, are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Clasp is fitted with a safety closure and closes securely.
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