Monday, April 19, 2010

Whispering Cherubs

Browsing the catalog for Christie’s Jewels: The New York Sale I came across this incredible little pair of gold ear clips by legendary jeweler Paul Flato. Titled the “Whispering Cherubs” these imaginative jewels are designed to resemble the backs of a pair of heavenly cherubs as they whisper secrets into the wearer’s ears. I really love the humor and originality of these beautiful vintage gems right down to those wild curly ponytails. With an estimate of $1500 to $2000 these conversation starters are among the most affordable pieces to hit the block in the April 22nd auction. Those only intrigued by the most jaw dropping jewels might be interested in the spectacular emerald brooch once purchased by Catherine the Great and estimated at a cool one to one and a half million.

Photo from Christie’s website
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