Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tony Duquette Collection for Coach

Coach has teamed up with late designer Tony Duquette's former business partner to create an exquisite line of limited edition jewelry that is currently available in Coach stores.  Tony Duquette was an iconic American designer of the 20th century.  Based out of Los Angeles he designed clothing, costumes and sets for the movie industy, interiors and jewelry.  His fine jewelry line is still sold in stores today, but the collection at Coach is mainly Swarovski crystal studded whimsical costume jewelry inspired by his signature designs, including sunbursts, flowers and insects,

There are four rings in the collection that are not costume.  They are gold plated sterling silver with semi-precious stones.  The four rings are:  rose quartz, clear quartz, malachite and amethyst which, in my opinion, is the most stunning.  There is also a grasshopper stick pin made with lapis.

My advice is get yourself a piece while it's still in stores and on line.  The prices are very reasonable and the pieces are definitely collectible.  Each piece is marked 'Coach' and comes with a felt pouch with a sunburst design and the names of Coach and Tony Duquette.  There is also a book about the collection for sale.  My top picks are the sunburst pendant necklace and the sunburst amethyst ring.  I have been drooling over sunburst wall mirrors for a long time and now I can wear a fabulous miniature replica of one around my neck (sans the mirror--the center is open)!

Tony Duquette for Coach Sunburst pendant necklace 

Tony Duquette for Coach cage pear pendant

Tony Duquette for Coach bouquet ring

Alternate view of the ring

Tony Duquette for Coach flower charm bracelet

Tony Duquette for Coach Amethyst Sunburst ring

Protective felt pouch says Coach on one side and Tony Duquette on the other

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