Seaman Schepps featured in “Emerald: Twenty-One Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and Power.”

World Renowned Jewelry Specialist, Joanna Hardy, collaborates to write “Emerald: Twenty-one Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and Power.” A Seaman Schepps Emerald, Moonstone, Rock Crystal, and Diamond Bracelet, previously in Andy Warhol’s collection of jewels, is featured in this tome, an homage to the beautiful Emerald gemstone.

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Clues from the Past

Seaman Schepps original rendering for a bracelet in Andy Warhol's collectionA Seaman Schepps bracelet found in Andy Warhol's secret stash of jewels

A few months ago, we posted about the Seaman Schepps bracelets discovered in Andy Warhol’s secret stash of jewels and watches. Look what was found in our archive of original renderings! It looks like this bracelet of diamond studded engraved stars and ruby accented hinges was originally designed for Mrs. Ernest Horvath. I wish I knew the story of how it ended up in Andy Warhol’s collection. Regardless, how fantastic is it to be able trace the design back to its origin? Pretty darn fantastic, I’d say.

Andy Warhol’s Secret

“The recent discovery of jewelry in a storage room in Andy Warhol’s townhouse came as an enormous surprise to everyone. After all, prior to the auction last spring of The Andy Warhol Collection, the principal rooms of the house had been completely emptied. Everything had been thoroughly and exhaustively searched. We were certain that nothing had been overlooked. But Andy outwitted us.

Andy Warhol at the Factory by Horst P. Horst, 1972

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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?

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