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  • Theodora Pendant Brooch

    Inspired by the pair of brooches owned by Diana Vreeland, the Theodora Pendant Brooch represents one of Verdura’s earliest and most influential designs.

    • 18k gold, emerald, ruby, sapphire and semi-precious stone
    • With bale attachment to be worn as a pendant

    Please Note: Prices are subject to market conditions and may vary.
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745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1205 New York, NY 10151 | Phone: +1 (212) 758-3388
The Verdura Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm

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"Gypsies' Tinsels"

Verdura began his career in the early 1930s when he started working for Coco Chanel. Among the first pieces he made were the Theodora and Ravenna Brooches, vibrant starburst designs that symbolized their notable departure from contemporary jewelry of the era. Inspired by the richly hued mosaics and gold-encrusted treasures of the Byzantine Empire, Verdura set gemstones into gold like tiles, mixing precious and semi-precious stones in various colors and cuts. Diana Vreeland, future Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Editor-In-Chief of Vogue, recognized their importance and quickly acquired them.

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