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A Necklace for the Amazon

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 16:17
Francisco Costa visiting the Yawanawa tribe in the Acre region of the Brazilian Amazon.

As part of Phillips's June 25 jewels auction, the New York jeweler Fred Leighton and the designer Francisco Costa have collaborated on a unique necklace to benefit Conservation International. The proceeds from the sale will aid the group's network of communities in the Amazon rain forest as they continue to suffer from the pandemic.
    
The necklace is 86 inches long and features resin, leaves, and acai seeds found in the region, with antique cut diamonds, yellow diamond briolettes, 19th-century gold chains, druzy, quartz crystal, and gold hammered rods with a modern, minimalist aesthetic. The necklace's estimated sales price is in the range of $20,000 to $40,000.
    
The auction lots in this sale will be on view at the Southampton Phillips showrooms today through Sunday. The galleries will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday and from noon to 6 on Sunday.
 


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