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Ella Gafter Love Bird Diamond Sapphire Brooch Pin

$35,000

About

This diamond brooch features a bird perched upon a coral branch with yellow sapphire flowers hanging from diamond stems curling around the branch. The body of the bird consists of custom cut tinted paua shell (abalone shell) topped with bombé transparent crystal. The eye is accented with a faceted ruby. The total weight of round diamonds of top quality (G-F/VVS) is 1.50 carats. The total weight of custom cut blue sapphire is 4.50 carats. The brooch is one-of-a-kind. It was handmade in Italy by maestro Salvatore according to an original design by Ella Gafter. The item is signed EG. “Celebrated for her elegant and meticulously crafted jewellery creations, Ella Gafter is known for bringing out the full beauty of pearls, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds with her impeccable artistry, flawless designs and faultless detailing.”

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
    18k Gold,White Gold
  • Stone
    Coral,Crystal,White Diamond,Blue Sapphire,Diamond,Yellow Sapphire,Sapphire
  • Stone Cut
    Round Cut
  • Weight
    42 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 3 in. (76.2 mm)Length: 2 in. (50.8 mm)
  • Style
    Artist
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Period
    21st Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
  • Condition
    This brooch can be worn as part of a pair of love birds facing each other The LU for the twin is LU80233862621.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1240x1stDibs: LU80233862651

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    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Maker

Ella Gafter

Ella Gafter is recognized as one of the world’s leading pearl jewelers, even earning herself the epithet of “The Queen of Pearls”. She is known both for sourcing these organic gems directly in Australia and for her exclusive use of pearls of high luster and uncommonly large size. Ella’s work has always enjoyed tremendous editorial coverage from world-class photographers and stylists in every type of publication. In 2001, an extraordinary corsage brooch by Ella Gafter was one of the very few contemporary pieces included in the American Museum of Natural History’s “Pearls” exhibition, which traveled around the world for 10 years. Recently, Ella has agreed to donate the brooch to their permanent collection; it will be prominently and permanently displayed in the new Hall of Gems and Minerals to open in the Spring of 2021. Every item is handcrafted in Naples, Italy. Skilled maestri, who combine the sculptor’s artistry with the engineer’s understanding of materials and techniques, dedicate their talent to realizing her daring, original designs. This marriage of the artisans’ guild-like discipline and Ella’s bold inventiveness often culminates in creations that transcend their purpose as high-end luxury products and pierce into the realm of genuine artistic expression. Ella Gafter has remained an independently owned family business since its inception in 1978. The business is run by Ella’s daughter, Talila Gafter, PhD.
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Located in New York, NY
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