Simone Ng’s Emerald Avian Homage to Wallis Simpson



The famously chic Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, collaborated with houses including Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier to amass perhaps the most important private jewelry collection in history. “Her style was fantasy and originality—powerful, brightly colored, feminine, and romantic,” says Singapore-based designer Simone Ng, who created this extraordinary emerald-beaded necklace, dubbed Kingfisher Paradise, in homage to Simpson. Ng sees this piece on someone similarly stylish, “who truly appreciates magnificent design, art, gemstones, and exquisite craftsmanship and would love to stand out at a special occasion in the most beautiful way.”    Green Piece This verdant work was fabricated in 18k white and rose gold and incorporates enamel, 266.74 cts. t.w. Zambian emerald beads, four unheated Burmese sapphires (0.4 ct. t.w.), 100 blue sapphires (1.02 cts. t
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