Bake me a bangle

When the House of Chanel reopened in the 50s Coco hired émigré aristocrat Fulco Santo Stefano della Cedra, the Duke of Verdura as head of textile. His position soon changed to become head of jewelry.
As head of jewelry he pioneered the revival of baked enamel creating Coco’s signature cuffs decorated with multicolored stones in the form of the eight point Maltese Cross inspired by the Bavarian Royal Collection in Munich. The winter white enamel cuff embellished with emeralds, sapphires, rubies, amethysts, aquamarines, Madeira topaz, citrines and prasolite stands as a symbol of Coco’s much advocated real “costume” jewelry.
Last year only 70 pairs of the Fulco Cuff were relaunched by the New York House of Verdura to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary.
What Overdressed would do to get her hands on a pair, will not be mentioned here.

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