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Verdura Rings

Italian

Fulco di Verdura (1898–1978) is not exactly a household name, except for those who know a thing or two about highly original, often eccentric handcrafted earrings and bracelets, and, even more so, for those fortunate enough to own some. In that exclusive group, Verdura is regarded as the most gifted and coveted designer of his time.

Verdura was born in Sicily in 1898, the scion of a noble family related to the Lampedusas. (His cousin, Giuseppe di Lampedusa, wrote the great Italian saga The Leopard). His life was charmed from birth. Raised in his family’s villa, he grew up during a time when Sicily, and Palermo in particular, were meccas for well-born and highly cultured European travelers.

A bona fide duke with no clear ambitions but creative leanings aplenty (he could draw and paint), the young Verdura was part of the wandering social circuit — the so-called beau monde — that went from capital to capital, resort to resort.

Verdura, though small in stature, had that indefinable quality called charm. As a result, he was the life of every party he attended. When he finally started designing jewelry under Coco Chanel in the late 1920s, many of his friends became his clients (or received the pieces as gifts).

Elsa Maxwell took him under her ample wing when she was hired to do public relations for the Lido in Venice and introduced him to the local and visiting cognoscenti. Chanel, whom he met in Venice, hired him to work in the textiles division of her fashion house. But it was his flair for jewelry that soon caught Coco’s eye. Eventually, he rose to become her personal designer of fine jewelry.

In 2002’s Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler (Thames & Hudson), Vanity Fair’s Amy Fine Collins describes the sensation of wearing pieces by Verdura, who drew inspiration from nature for his signature gem-studded seashell brooches and honeybee earrings.

“They were ingeniously calculated to flatter the wearer,” writes Collins. “Earrings undulated to complement the convolutions of an earlobe, rings seductively followed the phalanges of a finger, and necklaces gracefully traced the anatomy of the throat.”

In 1934, Verdura left Chanel and together with two friends, aspiring actress Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley and Baron Nicholas de Gunzburg, moved to the U.S. After several stops, he found a job through Diana Vreeland in Hollywood with Paul Flato, then the “jeweler to the stars.” Soon he was signing his work and helping Flato cultivate the crème de la creme of the silver screen — those both on it and behind it.

Verdura left Los Angeles for New York and opened his own salon, first on Fifth Avenue in 1939, just as World War II was beginning in Europe. His backers were Vincent Astor and Cole Porter, for whom he made bejeweled boxes and cigarette cases — gifts from Porter’s wife, Linda — to commemorate the opening nights of several musicals.

Verdura began to expand both his repertoire — he became much more daring and flamboyant — and his clientele. The Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Greta Garbo and others routinely gave him commissions. In 1941, Verdura collaborated on a collection of six pieces with Salvador Dalí to accompany a Dalí exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Verdura retired in 1972 and left the care of the company to his partner, Joseph Alfano. He later moved to London, where he died in 1978 at the age of 79.

Among the most prized pieces on display in a 2014 Verdura jewelry exhibition in New York were Greta Garbo’s curb-link bracelet watch, which Verdura designed for her in 1939; Coco Chanel’s pair of Maltese Cross cuff bracelets (she wore one on each wrist); and Diana Vreeland’s duo of Byzantine brooches.

Find a range of vintage Verdura jewelry today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Verdura
Verdura Milan Polka Dots Ring In 18Kt Gold With 19.85 Ctw In Turquoise And Coral
By Verdura
Located in Miami, FL
Polka dots cocktail Ring designed by Verdura. Beautiful and colorful polka dot cocktail ring, created in Milano Italy by the jewelry house of Verdura. This iconic cocktail ring has been crafted in the shape of a wired nest in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with high polished finish and embellished with a great selection of natural earth mined gemstones. The Polka Dot ring is one of Fulco di Verdura earliest and most classic designs. Turquoises: The center coral is mount in inlaid settings, with 29 round cabochon cut carved from natural blue turquoises, with an estimate weight of 4.35 carats. Coral: Mount in the center, with 1 fancy bombe cabochon cut carved from natural angel skin coral of about 15.50 carats. Weight: 24.30 Grams (15.58 Dwt). Size: 7.75, can be sized up or down on request. Measurements: From the top view, is 26 mm by 22 mm (0.71 x 0.63 Inches) and raise 12 mm over the finger. Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark, the Italian mark for the assay of the gold, and signed, "VERDURA .750 *1006NA". Fulco Verdura...
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1990s Italian Modernist Verdura Rings

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Turquoise, Coral, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Vintage Verdura Peridot 18K Yellow Gold Ring
By Verdura
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Brand: Verdura Center Stone: 2 Peridots Cut: Round Weight: Approximately 3.5 Carats Color: Green Metal: 18K Yellow Gold Era: Vintage Circa: 1980s Hallmarks: Verdura, 750 and Purity M...
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1980s Vintage Verdura Rings

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Peridot, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Verdura Polka Dot Diamond Turquoise Large Yellow Gold Ring
By Verdura
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond and Large Turquoise stone vintage Polka Dot ring by Verdura. With t27 round brilliant cut diamonds VS1 clarity, G color total weight approximately .44ct 1 nat...
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20th Century American Verdura Rings

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Verdura AGL Certified Burmese " No Heat" Ruby
By Verdura
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Here is your chance to buy a One-Of -A-Kind Verdura AGL Certified Burmese "No Heat" Ruby approximately over 20 carat!
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Verdura Peridot Diamond Expandable Ring
By Verdura
Located in New York, NY
Verdura Peridot Diamond Expandable Ring Cushion-cut peridot of approximately 13.80 carats (15.5 x 13.0 x 9.4 mm), accented by one hundred round full-c...
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1980s Vintage Verdura Rings

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Diamond, Peridot, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Verdura 18k Yellow Gold Black Onyx 'Trio' Ring
By Verdura
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Verdura "Trio" 18kt yellow gold and black onyx ring made from the original designs of Fulco di Vedura. Six rows of gold bars wrapping around three tubular, black onyx, cabochon cut s...
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2010s Unknown Verdura Rings

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Verdura Vintage Ring 18k Gold Diamond 5.01-Carat J SI2 GIA
By Verdura
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A custom-made vintage Verdura ring in 18k yellow gold and platinum, featuring an Old European cut diamond graded by the Gemological Institute of America as a round brilliant cut diamond. The ring belongs to Verdura’s Blades Collection. A stunning piece with a massive appearance to make a confident statement. Being created in 1950s, Blades Collection was lately re-imagined to the current version that is admired by the modern clients. This vintage ring was made in 1957 as a commission to reset a client’s diamond and might have inspired the entire Blades Collection. The diamond is a 5.01-carat Old European cut and is accompanied with a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating that the diamond is J color, SI2 clarity with good cut, polish and symmetry grades and no fluorescence (see picture 6). The setting is made of 18 karat yellow gold and platinum and encrusted with 62 round brilliant cut diamonds H-I color, VS clarity, total weight 3.78 carats. Each side of the diamond part of this vintage cocktail ring is wrapped in five smooth golden “blades” tightly hugging the stones. The ring is size 6; re-sizable. This vintage cocktail ring weighs 21.6 grams. The diamond part of the ring measures ¾” x ¾” x ½” (2 x 2 x 1.3 cm). The ring is stamped with Verdura maker's mark and it comes with a copy of Verdura store authentication letter (see picture 4). Verdura jewelry...
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1950s American Vintage Verdura Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Verdura 18k Gold Jade Diamond Ring
By Verdura
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning and rare vintage ring created by Verdura in 1966. Tasteful combination of yellow gold, platinum, yellow and white diamonds and jade turned i...
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1960s American Vintage Verdura Rings

Materials

Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Verdura Micro Pave Diamond Two Row Gold Wedding Band Ring
By Verdura
Located in New York, NY
Verdura 18k white gold two row eternity wedding band , with micro pave set diamonds - approx. 0.40ctw. Ring size - 6.5, ring is 3mm wide. Marked: Verdura and maker's symbol. Weight ...
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20th Century Italian Verdura Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Verdura Diamond Platinum Criss Cross Ring 2.05 Carat GIA
By Verdura
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless and elegant ring created by Verdura. The ring is made of platinum and features a 2.05-carat round brilliant cut diamond. The diamond is accompanied with a GIA Diamond Gradin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Verdura Rings

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Verdura rings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Verdura rings available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Verdura jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Verdura diamond rings, from our inventory of 9, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 12 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider rings by Leo Pizzo, Palmiero, and FRALEONI. Prices for Verdura rings can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes.

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