From Mine to Store: Kathaline Page-Guth’s Magic Dragon

Pure, unadulterated greed has never looked as alluring as in this pendant from Florence, Italy–based designer Kathaline Page-Guth. The glittering jewel—which can also be worn as a brooch—depicts a mischievous dragon clutching a gemstone, a victorious grin flashing across his tiny face. Page-Guth, a former art director and fashion/textile designer, was inspired by a “half-nasty and half-magical” 18th-century print of a stingy dragon clutching his treasures. The piece’s functionality sprung from a desire to wear a brooch that doesn’t scream mumsy. “We all have our grandmother’s brooches, and we never wear them,” she says. “So I said, ‘I’ll make myself a funny brooch!’ The dragon is like a dog with his bone—very, very naughty.”    Pretty Baby This mythical reptile was forged from 18k yellow gold, and set with a 7.3 ct. pink tourmaline cabocho

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