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2020-06-23 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine Strange Flowers: This Season's Most Visually Arresting Jewelry

Strange Flowers: This Season's Most Visually Arresting Jewelry

By Horacio Silva & Catherine G. Talese. Photo-collages by Martin Vallin

Marchesa Casati

The Milanese heiress who captivated European society with her leashed wild cats, would have purred at this Panthère de Cartier 18-karat white gold, emerald, onyx, and diamond bracelet. $105,000; cartier.com

Photo by Archivio BGG/Alamy Stock Photo

Colette

The French author and actress steals the scene in this dramatic Van Cleef & Arpels “Perlina” ring from the “Romeo & Juliet” collection, featuring rubies, sapphires, malachite, and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold. $82,500; vancleefarpels.com

Photo by Reporters Associes/Gamma-Raphio via Getty Images

Claude Cahun

The gender-bending Surrealist photographer and collage artist, rode roughshod over convention as does this Hermès “Galop” ring in rose gold and black jade. $34,800; hermes.com

Photo by Almay Stock Photo

Djuna Barnes

The Modernist writer and queer icon, was as rare a creature as this Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. clip with more than 21 carats of demantoid garnets and paillonné enamel. Price upon request; tiffany.com

Photo by Oscar White, via Getty Images

Marella Agnelli

Agnelli was known for her aristocratic bearing, a long-necked hauteur that is enhanced by a Chopard brooch, featuring a 19.95-carat black opal set in 18-karat yellow gold and titanium. Price on request; chopard.com

Marie-Laure de Noailles

Queen of the entre-deux-guerres Paris art scene, is crowned by a pair of emerald and 22-karat gold Belperron“Couronne” cuffs. $222,000; belperron.com

Photo by Dora Maar
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