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Fred Paris 18K Gold and Diamond Gemini Pendant Necklace


Created by Fred Paris in the 1970s, this astrological Gemini pendant necklace is composed of 18K gold and diamonds. It is designed as an oblong form with relief classical figures of the twins plucking diamond fruits from a tree, within a beaded and ringed frame. The sign of Gemini represents the twin half-brother princes, Castor and Pollux. Pollux was the son of the god Zeus, while Castor a son of Tyndareus the mortal King of Sparta. Together they are known as the Dioskouri and represent the spiritual and physical duality of the astrological sign Gemini.


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Item #: N-21034
Artist: Fred Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1970s
Dimensions: 2.00" length, 1.25" width. {Silk Cord 20" length}
Materials: 12 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.22 carat); 18K Gold; silk cord
Signed: FRED incised on reverse of bail, maker's mark, French assay mark for Ste. LSV
Literature: A pendant from the firm's astrological series presented to princess Grace of Monaco is pictured in Fred The Sunlight Jeweler, by Vincent Meylan, pp.166-167.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Fred had the visionary concept of collaborating with modern artists whom he had befriended - these included Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Picasso, and Arman, among others. These artists influenced the firm's work, and their modernist sensibility continued to be expressed in their later jewelry. In 1976, Fred himself presented a ruby and diamond "Scorpio" pendant, a work from this jewel's series, to Princess Grace at the opening of his Monaco salon.