Grab your diary: Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler

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The name of Chanel is instantly recognizeable as the epitome of elegance, but less well known is the name of Duke Fulco di Verdura, who worked with Coco Chanel as a textile designer and later as a master jeweler for her private and boutique collections. Created with captivating detail, many of his most iconic pieces (including Coco’s trademark Maltese Cross cuffs) will be on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science beginning November 16th.

Even more impressive than their construction is how relevant and wearable his creations remain to this day, decades after their original creation. Although most of us will never have the chance to own anything as exquisite as, say, the Opal cocktail ring, we can at least come a step closer at the exhibit. Then again, a girl can always dream …

For more information on the exhibit visit www.hmns.org.

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