This impactful necklace from 1929 is an early Art Moderne jewel by Mauboussin, a Parisian maison daringly led by Georges and his engineer son, Pierre-Yves. In 1925, Georges and Pierre-Yves won the Grand Prix at the Deco Exposition, earning their nickname Kings of Color. Rare and exceptional, Mauboussin’s 1920s jewels demonstrate exuberant experimentation and strong legibility of design, featuring unusual hues, textures, and materials. This collar’s turquoise buttons of definite sky-blue are set against the cloudy tones of the ridged chalcedony cylinders and interspersed with contrasting arcs of diamonds and matte black enamel. The piece boldly expresses Mauboussin’s ultra-modern, design-driven aesthetic.
Turquoise, Carved Chalcedony, Diamond, Enamel and Platinum
13" internal circumference