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In the 1930’s, Coco Chanel approached her good friend Duke Fulco di Verdura about designing a pair of cuff bracelets.
Rumor has it that she had some jewelry given to her by ex-lovers that she no longer wanted, and asked Verdura to make her something beautiful.
What Verdura created for Chanel is the stuff of legends: two unique yet complimentary cuffs in enamel over silver, using stones in a colorful array of sizes and shapes. To this day, the Maltese Cross remains an important design element in both Verdura and the fashion designer’s collections.
As part of its 70th Anniversary collection, Verdura has created a limited edition of 70 pairs of cuffs that replicate the Chanel originals. The new versions are in enamel over 18K gold, and with modern technology the enamel is applied at an incredible 1500 degrees Farenheit. All of the stones replicate the originals in size and shape, and their gem quality is even higher.
Coco may have broken up with her boyfriends, but a diamond (or emerald, or sapphire) is forever.
New and Improved: Verdura’s New Set of Coco Chanel cuff bracelett