There are It jewels and there are It jewels. To celebrate 70 years in business Verdura has recreated what I believe to be the It jewels of all time, the Maltese cross cuffs in the exact gem combination the Duke of Verdura designed in the original pair he made in the 1930s for Coco Chanel who gave him his first job designing jewelry. Countless variations have been done on the design over the years and a long list of best-dressed women including Sophia Coppola has added one or two Verdura cuffs to their collections. All good, but wearing one of these new original Fulco Cuffsonly seventy will be madewould be the ultimate badge of honor in style.
$65,000; at verdura.com
Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches