Good morning, my darlings.
This is going to be my final post before I take a little Winter break, so I made sure it would be a really good one. Are you ready for this gorgousness?
I’d like you to meet the Verdura emerald scarf necklace:
It’s a stunner, isn’t it?
It also has an incredibly cool backstory. The Verdura emerald scarf necklace is a one-of-a-kind creation, but it takes its inspiration directly from a bespoke Verdura piece created for Dorothy Paley Hirshon in the 1940’s.
From 1941, to be exact: that was when Dorothy returned from a trip to Columbia and found herself in possession of too many emeralds. She brought the rich, green gems to Verdura and requested a necklace made from the emeralds, with one specification: it was to be a necklace with no diamonds, so that it would be appropriate for daytime wear.
I’ll give you a moment to think about how baller that is.
I was hoping to track down a photo of Dorothy wearing her Verdura emerald scarf necklace, but we’ll have to settle for this one of her looking glamorous next to Verdura’s sketch of her necklace.
Thanks to the Verdura 75th Anniversary Collection, the glorious of the original Verdura emerald scarf necklace has been brought back to life and is available for some very lucky person to make their own. Will it be you? If it is…could I maybe borrow it sometime?
What do you think of this magnificent piece, my darlings? If you owned the Verdura emerald scarf necklace, how would you style it? Most importantly: would you wear it in the daytime?
All images and info in this post are thanks to Verdura, except for the image of Dorothy with the sketch, which is via the NYSD.
Nan F9gle says
I had the pleasure of seeing this glorious piece in Bergdorf’s and truly loved it. I had been working on a pearl piece with a side tassel that was quite similar in look and was intrigued by the very clever clasp. Don’t have mine sorted out yet but continue to be inspired by this beauty.
Strands of emeralds by day….not so likely. That may belong to a bygone day….but I wish
Ooh how wonderful! I would love to see this in person.
Melody Franklin says
I recently got this ring and I have been looking for a necklace to match. 🙂
i think it’s simply gorgeous. and yes, i would wear it day or night…i love emeralds!
Keith Nieto says
Good for you I agree…but I go with the thinking…no diamonds for daytime lol
Why not? Diamonds sparkle so nicely in daytime!