• New York Jewels auction at Christies

    Sale 2231

    New York Jewels

    10 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    A DIAMOND TIE CLIP, BY PAUL FLATO

    Price Realised  

    A DIAMOND TIE CLIP, BY PAUL FLATO
    Designed as a baguette-cut diamond "F," to the white gold clip, mounted in platinum, with safety chain and toggle
    Signed Flato for Paul Flato


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    After decades of success in America, Paul Flato opened a boutique in Mexico City's fashionable Zona Rosa in 1970. This letter "F" diamond tie clip belonged to him, and he wore it on special occasions as a happy reminder of his life in America. Shortly before his retirement years later, he met his close friend and business partner, Moises Titievsky, for dinner. Paul told him that he planned to move back to Dallas, Texas, to live with his daughters. As a gesture of great affection for Moises, Paul presented the tie clip to him as a gift.