Suzanne Belperron, gold and diamond bracelet
Martin Travis, a dealer in London, said: “You can pick up most pieces of [Suzanne] Belperron and know it’s a Belperron. She had a signature.”
But she never signed her work. “My style is my signature,” Belperron once said.
Pomellato, “Nudo,” Rose and white gold with faceted lemon quartz.
What a beautiful setting — not quite a bezel and not quite a prong either. The lemon quartz is beautiful, too.
I love how the pieces of filigree resemble a butterfly until they are all dropped into place.
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Gold necklace with amethysts,glass, and gold; 6th-7th century Byzantine; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Filigree necklace; ca. 1850, India; Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Cast silver and filigree chain, 18th century Russia, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Silver filigree chain ca. 1800 from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London