In the 1930s and 1940s, Paul Flato’s expressive, daring style contrasted with the conventional diamond designs available and appealed to the height of fashionable Hollywood society. His salons were frequented by Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and Vivien Leigh, and leading men Douglas Fairbanks, Laurence Olivier, and Orson Welles. He created an exquisite aquamarine and ruby belt buckle necklace for Cole Porter’s wife, that was reimagined here in flexible citrines and diamonds. This suite was owned by Jane Tibbett, wife of opera singer Lawrence Tibbett. A famous star of the Metropolitan Opera Company, Lawrence Tibbett was also a film actor and radio personality.



DESIGNER/

Paul Flato

DATE/

1940

MATERIALS/

Citrine, Diamond, Gold

DIMENSIONS/

Necklace circumference: 18 in; bracelet: 7 1/2 x 2 in; earrings: 15/16 x 13/16 in

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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Paul Flato The Tibbett Suite: A Citrine and Diamond Belt Buckle Set $375,000

In the 1930s and 1940s, Paul Flato’s expressive, daring style contrasted with the conventional diamond designs available and appealed to the height of fashionable Hollywood society. His salons were frequented by Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and Vivien Leigh, and leading men Douglas Fairbanks, Laurence Olivier, and Orson Welles. He created an exquisite aquamarine and ruby belt buckle necklace for Cole Porter’s wife, that was reimagined here in flexible citrines and diamonds. This suite was owned by Jane Tibbett, wife of opera singer Lawrence Tibbett. A famous star of the Metropolitan Opera Company, Lawrence Tibbett was also a film actor and radio personality.



DESIGNER/

Paul Flato

DATE/

1940

MATERIALS/

Citrine, Diamond, Gold

DIMENSIONS/

Necklace circumference: 18 in; bracelet: 7 1/2 x 2 in; earrings: 15/16 x 13/16 in

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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