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Tuesday, July 22, 2008


By the time you read this, this ebay auction will probably have ended. But I just have to draw your attention to this knockout Schiaparelli parure ending tonight at 22:18pm EDT. Click the photo to go to the auction and see more photos. If you get there before the auction ends, you can bid. If not, eBay will still have it listed for some time in completed listings so you can see what it went for.

This one is a beauty and highly collectible. For one thing, all three pieces are signed "Schiaparelli".

Secondly, it's a 3-piece parure, always worth the investment as apposed to single bracelets or just a necklace etc.

Thirdly it's in superb shape. According to the seller, "it has no visible wear if it was ever worn at all". Now these are just the criteria anyone who collects vintage jewelry should be looking for, along with the incredible beauty of a piece like this. It features the oversized stones that Elsa Schiaparelli was so fond of. The stones are clear. The set looks new.

Whoever wins this auction will pay a pretty penny for this one but it will most likely be worth it. Schiaparelli jewelry isn't all that easy to come by and when you find one in this shape, and it's a 3-piece parure too, this is worth the investment, whether you buy it to wear or buy it as part of your collection. It won't drop in value like stocks are doing in today's uncertain financial climate!

Current bid with more than 2 hours to go: $380. Don't be surprised if it goes for double that!

1 comment:


Well I called it pretty close. This auction finished with a price of $611.51. Wow...what some folks will pay for designer vintage jewelry! There's gold in them there designers!