Saturday, 19 February 2011
The Opal series: VERDURA's opal ring
Photo by Opals Information
Verdura's is not ''hang a cheque around your neck'' jewelry, his is witty and ultrasophisticated, shells set with precious stones, natural motifs and the most colourful of gemstones. His deployment of Opals was arguablyde rigueur, the results however were enchanting and the stones most enlightened by his unorthodox style.
''No one can hold a candle to Verdura, there is so much erudition, taste and fantasy involved in each of the pieces. The jewelry is not for insecure people and does not appeal to the herd instinct. Women who wear Verdura don't want to look like every other person wearing their Van Cleef diamond flower pin, their Chanel suit and their Prada bag. It is the ultimate status symbol, recognized only by its initiates, who might wink at each other across a crowded room.'' Says Amy Fine Collins, fashion writer for Vanity Fair.
Collins considers Verdura the 20th century's best jewelry designer and the New York Times proclaimed Verdura 'America's Crown Jeweler'.