An eighteen karat bicolor gold, diamond, and colored diamond "Fairytale Shield" bracelet, Paul Morelli
Lot 55
An eighteen karat bicolor gold, diamond, and colored diamond "Fairytale Shield" bracelet, Paul Morelli
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Fine Jewellery New York
12 Dec 2012 12:00 EST

Auction 20083
Lot Details
An eighteen karat bicolor gold, diamond, and colored diamond "Fairytale Shield" bracelet, Paul Morelli
designed as a flexible mesh of square links highlighted by shield motifs, accentuated by bands of round brilliant-cut diamonds and black round brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a flexible heart-shaped fringe; signed Morelli; estimated total diamond weight: 3.50 carats; gross weight approximately: 50.7 grams; mounted in eighteen karat bicolor and blackened gold; length: 6 5/8in.

Footnotes

  • Paul Morelli credits his deep well of creativity to a hereditary trait. Initially on the path to become a journalist, his career was waylaid accidentally when he was asked to help create accessories for a New York City designer doing a fashion show. Growing up in a family that worked with their hands and loved fashion - Morelli's father was a costume designer, his grandfather was a tailor, and everyone in his large, extended family sewed - it is not surprising that he was both resourceful and manually adept.

    Today, Morelli oversees the jewels made by hand in Philadelphia. His approach is old world when it comes to dealing with clients. He is intrigued and delighted to design unique, one-of-a-kind jewels, as exemplified by the Fairy Tale bracelet. He frequently likes to transform everyday, ordinary objects with gems, as illustrated in the double compartment "Pill Box" necklace.
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