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    Sale 1363

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale (Evening Glamour)

    14 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 326

    AN ELEGANT TITANIUM, COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND FEATHER BROOCH, BY MICHELE DELLA VALLE

    Price Realised  

    AN ELEGANT TITANIUM, COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND FEATHER BROOCH, BY MICHELE DELLA VALLE
    Designed as a highly realistic textured titanium feather, inlaid with brilliant-cut diamond details graduating in colour from black, grey to colourless, to the pavé-set diamond stem and cap, 17.7 cm long, in a Michele della Valle grey suede box
    Signed Michele della Valle, no. 070707


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    Mounted in titanium, this naturalistically modelled feather brooch is incredibly light for its size. The element titanium, being extremely light and strong, has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal but, due to its physical qualities, is an exceptionally demanding material to work with and therefore better known for its high-technological applications in the aerospace, military and medical industries. The advent of titanium jewellery is a major development in the history of jewellery as it allows the designer to reach new levels of size and creativity. Weighing only slightly over 32.0 grams, this beautiful and delicate piece is as light as a feather!

    For a similar piece mounted in titanum please see lot 327 of the sale

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