22 April 2009,
Price realised USD 134,500
USD 100,000 - USD 150,000
A DIAMOND AND AQUAMARINE BRACELET, BY VERDURA, CARVIN FRENCH
Designed as a series of three faceted aquamarine beads, each flanked on either side by a square-cut diamond rondelle with a circular and single-cut diamond cap, alternated by elongated single, circular and square-cut diamond boule links, each centering upon a baguette-cut diamond rondelle, joined by single-cut diamond bead spacers, mounted in platinum, 1967, 7¾ ins.
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This bracelet was manufactured by Carvin French for Verdura in 1967.
Cf. Verdura Object Catalogue, Verdura, New York, late 1960s, page 6
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