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Diamond ‘X’ and Amethyst Drop Earrings, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany and Co. , 1985. - 1980s, Amethyst, Black tie, Clip, Cocktail/Festive, Color, Cut/Technique, Day/Luncheon, Diamond, Diamond/Colorless, Drop, Earrings, Emerald cut, Event, House, Item type, Material, Paloma Picasso, Platinum, Platinum, Purple, Quartz, Stone, Tiffany and Co., Time period, Weddings - Rental Borrow.
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Diamond ‘X’ and Amethyst Drop Earrings, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany and Co. , 1985.

$125.00 per day

‘X’ earrings pave set with .97 carats round brilliant cut diamonds and two faceted yellow quartz drops 20x 13mm capped with 1.68 carats pave set round brilliant cut diamonds, signed Paloma Picasso, 1985. Length 2.3cm (X)

$125.00 per day

Amethyst Amethyst means “not drunk” in ancient Greek and has long been associated with Bacchus, the God of Wine, it is thought due to its wine-like color. Amethyst is a variety of quartz, ranging in color from lilac to dark purple. Amethyst was at one point equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire and features in royal jewelry throughout time. Amethyst is the February birthstone.

Step Cut A Step-cut, which includes emerald and baguette-cuts, is a rectangular cut with faceting in steps. This style highlights the clarity and color of the stone. The Princess Cut features a straight sided rectangular outline with brilliant style faceting - a mix between step cut and brilliant cut. The "Calf's Head" is a less common step cut that resembles a triangle with the cut corners, thought to resemble a calf's head.

Pavé Set The technique of pavé (“pa-vay,”) setting involves setting small diamonds closely together with as little visible prongs or metal holding the stones, giving the impression of seamless sparkle. Pavé setting dates back to the 1700s with increased popularity in the 1900s through the present.

Round Brilliant-Cut The Round Brilliant Cut dates back to 1919, when Marcel Tolkowsky calculated a formula for proportional diamond design to maximize fire, brilliance and wearability, published as “Diamond Design: A Study of the Reflection and Refraction of Light in Diamond.” A round brilliant diamond can also be called a full cut diamond if it features the cutting standard of 57 or 58 facets.

Paloma Picasso The youngest daughter of Pablo Picasso, Paloma Picasso began her work in jewelry with rhinestone necklaces in 1968. She created accessories for a 1969 collection by Yves Saint Laurent and began designing jewelry for Tiffany & Co. in 1980, where she is approaching her 40th anniversary in 2020. Picasso is known for her vibrant use of colored gems as well as her sculptural designs.

Tiffany and Co. Founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany, the house has become one of the most famous jewelers in the world, with its iconic blue box. In 1878 the company acquired the 287.42 diamond now known as the Tiffany Diamond from South Africa. This stone was worn by Audrey Hepburn in a necklace in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. Tiffany & Co named Kunzite in 1902, Morganite in 1910, Tanzanite in the 1960s and Tsavorite in 1974. The house has collaborated with designers including Jean Schlumberger and Donald Claflin ( since 1955), Paloma Picasso ( since 1980) and Elsa Perreti( since 1974) and has been worn by royalty throughout the world.

Unique Elements
Paloma Picasso’s ‘Graffiti X’ collection was an immediate hit for Tiffany and Co., and she remains known for her unique combination of color, big stones and romantic yet sculptural pieces. These iconic drop earrings from 1985 give all of her best elements – a bright pop of purple amethyst, movement from the drops and platinum and diamond brilliance in the ‘X.’ These earrings are perfect for attending a party, from cocktail to wedding to reception.

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