View 1 of Lot 301. PAIR OF GOLD AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE 'LEAF' EARCLIPS, VERDURA .
View 1 of Lot 301. PAIR OF GOLD AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE 'LEAF' EARCLIPS, VERDURA .
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PAIR OF GOLD AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE 'LEAF' EARCLIPS, VERDURA

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

Property of Serena Rhinelander Stewart

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PAIR OF GOLD AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE 'LEAF' EARCLIPS, VERDURA

PAIR OF GOLD AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE 'LEAF' EARCLIPS, VERDURA

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

23,750

USD

Property of Serena Rhinelander Stewart

PAIR OF GOLD AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE 'LEAF' EARCLIPS, VERDURA


Designed as a pair of maple leaves, composed of round and oval-shaped multi-colored sapphires, signed Verdura.

These earclips belonged to Babs Simpson, former fashion editor for Vogue from 1947 to 1972, and were custom made for her by her dear friend, Fulco Verdura. 

For images of similar 'Leaf' jewels, see Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler by Patricia Corbett, pages 93 and 124.