The Clasp is a jeweled evening bag worth $780,000

The splendor and extravagance of Art Deco are now back in a big way. Taking up on this upcoming trend, the jeweler Stefano Canturi re-created history by producing The Clasp bag modeled on the famous Erté illustration completed for a George White’s Scandals revue in the late 1920s. How do you describe a bag made up of 3,978 diamonds, 63 sapphires, and 43 rubies? Well, this $780,000 stunning bag was commissioned to be made to pay tribute to the luxurious, original, and flawless style of Erté. This exceptional bag is on display at Erté’s home city of St. Petersburg. The astounding 540 gm of 18k gold is embellished with Black sapphires pearls and is truly a sight to be seen.
[NYTimes] And [Artdaily] Via – [Therichtimes]

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