A favorite piece - The Duchess of Windsor necklace.
Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Pearls set in 18kt gold
Duquette has been experiencing a Renaissance for the past 10 years thanks to the Hollywood Regency style popularized by Kelly Wearstler and her ilk.
While I j’adore his Interiors, his jewelry designs have always made my windows fog up. What makes his work so incredible is that he was able to translate hallmarks that were usually seen in bombastic Interiors into something as utterly intimate as jewelry.
Coral, Insects, Shells, Malachite, Cabochons, Baroque pearls, and golden Starbursts combine with influences from
|A Cocktail Ring of Citrine and Peridot in 18kt Gold.|
Cocktail rings that could choke a horse, Maltese Cross brooches that could moor a boat, jeweled collars that should require a consultation with a chiropractor are all part of the repetoire. The catalog of items has yet to be released, but I've included some of Duquette's greatest hits for your perusal.
If the pieces up for auction are as stunning as the ones I have already seen, this event will require a few cigs and a cuddle afterward.
|Mandy Moore wearing the Duchess of Windsor necklace|
|Moore in a Collar and Cuff of Cabochon Saphires by Duquette|