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?