The Verdura headquarters at 745 Fifth Avenue in New York City will be hosting an exhibition and sale of 70+ pieces of Verdura and Suzanne Belperron jewelry from the 1930s to 1960s, beginning today.
Verdura was founded in 1939 by Sicilian Duke Fulco di Verdura, who began his career as the head jewelry designer for Coco Chanel. He primarily took inspiration from classical symbols and the natural world, with the most famous design of the house being the Maltese cross cuffs that are instantly recognizable. Suzanne Belperron is a similarly recognizable designer from the 20th century, who was a visionary well ahead of her time. Also inspired by classicism and nature, her distinctive designs have a much more organic and abstract bent. The two unique jewelers in fact shared a number of clients, the most stylish ladies of the day such as Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor, and Daisy Fellows.
The Verdura company purchased the archives of Suzanne Belperron in 1999 and are now reviving the brand under the direction of president Nico Landrigan. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a number of pieces together and they are all available to buy.
The exhibition runs until December 27 and you can view the jewelry at the Verdura salon on weekdays from 10am to 6pm and on Saturdays in December. Happy shopping!