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Luz Camino

Crazy Agate Necklace

Lot Closed

October 6, 06:35 PM GMT


10,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


Luz Camino

b. 1944

Crazy Agate Necklace

2020, unique, signed Luz Camino, 18k hallmark

18k gold necklace, with agate, ruby, diamonds, and enamel, set on braided leather cord

18k gold: 5.6 g., patinated silver: 11 g., agate: 91 ct.

rubies: 0.25 ct., diamonds: 1.55 ct.

Pendant: 2⅛ by 2 9⁄16 in.; 6.6 by 5.4 cm.

Neck: 8½ in.; 21.6 cm.

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Luz Camino’s Crazy Agate Necklace is an emblematic mix of her inspired use of unusual materials with her knowledge and the use of ancient techniques that make her truly an artist that just happens to work with jewelry today. The small, veined leaves protruding from the agate are evidence of her mastery of plique-à-jour enameling and her inspiration from the natural world. She has developed her own ‘personal language’, she says, and of her extraordinarily diverse subjects and stones, even when the challenge is enormous, ‘in the end you realize that, indeed, anything is possible.’ (Stellene Volandes, Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design, New York 2016, pp. 193, 5)