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Mauboussin Turquoise, Chalcedony and Diamond Necklace


This impactful Art Deco collar necklace from 1929 is an early Art Moderne jewel by Mauboussin, a French maison daringly led by Georges and his engineer son, Pierre-Yves. The turquoise cabochon buttons of definite sky-blue are set against the cloudy tones of the ridged milky chalcedony cylinders, spaced by contrasting arcs of diamonds and glossy black enamel rondelles. Clearly expressing Mauboussin’s disciplined, Machine Age aesthetic, this colorful, high-contrast necklace is a work of wearable modernism.

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Artist: Mauboussin, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1929
Size: 13” internal circumference
Materials: 72 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 5.96 carats); 8 Turquoise cabochons; 16 Carved chalcedony hemi-cylinders; 32 Enamel rondelles; Platinum
Signed: Unsigned, French control mark and artist documentation
Documentation: Together with the Certificate of Authenticity (dated 28 June 2017) from Mauboussin Paris, certifying that the necklace is their design no. 95070 (dated 15 May 1929), made in Paris

In 1925, Georges and Pierre-Yves Mauboussin had won a Grand Prix at the Deco Exposition, earning their glamorous nickname “Kings of Color." Mauboussin’s 1920s jewels were rare and exceptional, demonstrating exuberant experimentation and featuring unusual combinations of hues, textures, and materials.