You already know that I adore the fabulous and cheerful designs of contemporary designer Michele della Valle. I have a particularly fabulous and cheerful piece of his for you today, one of my favorites so far.
This beauty is Michele della Valle’s “anemone” necklace. This fabulous piece is designed as a graduated row of fanciful anemone flowerheads. It is set with 46.86 carats of round, near colorless diamonds and accented by 7.45 carats of black, pink and yellow round diamonds, as well as round pink sapphires, amethysts, garnets, iolites, pink tourmalines, and spinels. It’s 16 inches long.
Fine jewelry is often so serious. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. But it’s nice to see a piece for a change that’s happy without being stupid.
How would you style this? I’m having trouble imagining an outfit that successfully involves it. Maybe with a bright, solid colored, springishly-hued dress? Or with a white silk shirt and a skirt?
This beauty was listed in Sotheby’s April 2013 Magnificent Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.