Loving…Verdura Cuffs

I think most fashion mavens want to own pieces of fashion history. The must have piece of the moment is re-issue of Coco Chanel’s classic cuff “The Fulco”. I’m loving this cuff mainly because of the history behind it. The cuff was created using the jewels from the gifts of Chanel’s past lovers. Talk about a way to put an ex’s gifts to use! Chanel went to the master craftsman Duke Fulco di Verdura (of the House of Verdura) and together they created the now iconic Fulco Cuff. The stones are set in a Byzantine inspired design and consist of Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, and Diamonds. It is gorgeous, I tell you…even though it would set one back $65,000. To purchase one, you even have to make an appointment! They say Chanel would layer the cuffs in sets of two – so classic, so Chanel.

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About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on October 1, 2009, in Loving... and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love the cuffs :-)))

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