Victoire de Castellane's playful Dior Tête de Mort cranium rings and necklaces add a completely new twist for the extensive tradition of memento mori jewels. Dior tete de mort amethyst ring entrance view Value £7650The tradition of memento mori jewels dates back again to the 15th century when miniature bejewelled skulls and skeletons reminded the… Read More

In 1937, Claudette Colbert acquired the primary starfish brooch, bathed in rubies and amethysts and designed by Juliette Moutard for the house of Boivin.CreditCourtesy of Siegelson, NyIn 1937, the Parisian household of Boivin created an outsize brooch depicting a starfish with bold accents of rubies and amethysts.Common in the maison’s naturalist… Read More

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