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Reviewed by: Fabiana Santana
Chanel has the quilted bag. Tiffany, the bean designed by Elsa Peretti. For Verdura, the company dubbed 'America's Crown Jeweler' by The New York Times, the cuff became their calling card, synonymous with style and luxury. The house has history with Coco Chanel and Diana Vreeland and its pieces have adorned the arms of past Hollywood royalty including Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo (Garbo wore her Verdura Curb Link bracelet watch throughout her life) as well as current day celebs the likes of Sofia Coppola and the late Princess Diana. The mammoth ivory cuff is one of Verdura's timeless classics. The original design, called the Maltese Cross cuffs for the Byzantine inspired cross gem design, became an ensuring component of Coco Chanel's personal style - she wore them day and night.
This one, circa 2000, is centered by an antique broach fashioned from a 28.00 carat cushion cut yellow sapphire. As if a stone that large and rare wasn't enough, it is surrounded by vintage European-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 12.00 carats. Classic. Contemporary. Chic. We're sure Coco would approve.