If Jewels Could Talk

Duchess of Windsor's Seaman Schepps pearl and diamond earrings

William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage.”  I can’t think of a more fitting quote for Seaman Schepps jewelry. From Hollywood screen sirens to American First Ladies to jet-setting heiresses, Schepps jewels have certainly been on an illustrious adventure or two, in the heady midst of history in the making. Can you imagine the things these jewels have seen, the situations they’ve been in, and the conversations that they have been privy to?

How about the bracelet that Fidel Castro purchased for his sister?

Or any of the jewels belonging to Doris Duke or Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (earrings above)?

Do the jewels in Danielle Steele‘s collection get a glimpse of every novel’s plot twist and intrigue before anyone else?

Or the lucite and gold cigarette boxes that convert to bracelets made specially for the British actress Gertrude Lawrence (who appeared in the original production of Private Lives with Noel Coward) ?

Seaman Schepps Gertrude Lawrence gold and lucite cigarette boxes

Among the selection of fine objets de vertu is a pair of gold and lucite cigarette boxes made for British actress Gertrude Lawrence by Seaman Schepps. Each cylindrical lucite box is mounted with two removable gold bands, set with assorted charms (est. $10,000-15,000).

 

What about Nancy Pelosi‘s favored Schepps earrings?

Or one of the vintage Rio bracelets originally belonging to Phylliss J. McGuire of singing sensations The McGuire Sisters (left) and powerhouse art dealer Holly Solomon (right):

Seaman Schepps vintage Rio Bracelets

The collection that I would most love to have a cocktail with would have to be Andy Warhol‘s collection of vintage Schepps jewels…such as this bracelet of emerald, rock crystal, moonstone, and diamond. “Please do tell me what Edie was really like! And Lou! And Nico!”

Andy Warhol's Seaman Schepps bracelet

We’re talking intrigue! The most exotic locales! International secrets! Each of these jewels could probably write a tale that rivals in length and drama to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina!

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