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Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

A Rare Pair of Gold and Colored Diamond 'Apollo' Earclips | Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.| 黃金配彩色鑽石 '阿波羅'耳環一對

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Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

A Rare Pair of Gold and Colored Diamond 'Apollo' Earclips | Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.| 黃金配彩色鑽石 '阿波羅'耳環一對

A Rare Pair of Gold and Colored Diamond 'Apollo' Earclips | Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.| 黃金配彩色鑽石 '阿波羅'耳環一對

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Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. | A Rare Pair of Gold and Colored Diamond 'Apollo' Earclips


黃金配彩色鑽石 '阿波羅'耳環一對


Designed as atoms around which gold electrons orbit, set with round diamonds of yellow hue, one earclip signed Tiffany, the other signed Schlumberger; circa 1960. With signed box.

In good condition, the mountings with light wear and areas of light discoloration. Stamped 18K. Inscribed with scratch mark 2.25. The diamonds of yellow hue, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 7.20 carats are approximately Fancy Vivid to Fancy Deep Yellow, Orangy Yellow and Brownish Yellow. Total gross weight approximately 15 dwts. Diameter approximately 1 inch. Please note that the diamonds of yellow hue have not been tested for natural origin of color.



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Please note that the diamonds of yellow hue have not been tested for natural origin of color.


French-born jeweler Jean Schlumberger began his career in the mid-1930s, catering to a well-heeled clientele that included the Princess de Faucigny, the Duchess of Kent and Daisy Fellowes. His reputation was already well-established when he opened his New York store in 1947. It was his collaboration with Tiffany & Co., beginning in 1956, however, that sealed his reputation as one of the great designers of the century.

Schlumberger’s whimsical creations flourished in the non-conformist spirit of the 1960s and 70s. His designs were embraced by woman who wished to wear something a tad unorthodox while remaining comfortably within the realm of good taste. He frequently took inspiration from nature, with flora and fauna figuring prominently into his more iconic works, as seen in his peridot seahorses and moonstone jellyfish, as well as the butterfly bracelet offered here (lot 429).


At other times, Schlumberger took inspiration from more non-traditional sources, as seen in his ‘Apollo’ earclips (lot 433), which are designed as atoms orbiting electrons. In time, others followed Schlumberger’s lead, but rarely in such fanciful fashion. Schlumberger’s talent for balancing joyful profusion with tasteful restraint lends his jewels a touch of levity, transforming haute joaillerie into something infinitely more fun and wearable.