*Karl Stittgen Canadian modernist necklace in 18 kt yellow gold with watermelon tourmaline
Geometric necklace sautoir designed by Karl Stittgen.
A fantastic, unique and one-of-a-kind piece designed back in the 1970 by Karl Stittgen. This superb modernist long necklace, was crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with high polished finish and suited with a custom made tubular chain with a hook lock system.
The main piece is embellished, with a terrific pair of natural watermelon tourmaline from brazil. Each gemstone is sliced cut and polished with a measures of 38 mm by 26 mm, with an estimate weight of 85 carats, The gems exhibit great colors saturations of pink and green with stunning transparency, they are both gems quality.
Have a total weight of 83.4 grams and just the chain have a length of 26 inches (66 Cm). The main decorative hanging pendant have a measures of 53 by 63 mm (1.08 x 2.48 Inches).
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the gold assay hallmarks and signed, "STITTGEN18 k".
Karl Stittgen, is a German Canadian based, jeweler, goldsmith and artist that emigrated from Germany to Canada in the early 1950s, He stablished himself as a prominent jeweler and watchmaker in West Vancouver and his creations soon gained global recognition and consequently he opened additional Stittgen stores in Calgary, New York and San Francisco. In his golden years, he trained many master goldsmiths who carry on his traditions and techniques today.
Karl Stittgen profound impact on both local and international jewelry design was honored in 2009, when he received the creative achievement award of distinction at the 5th annual British Columbia creative achievement awards for applied art and design.
Though now essentially retired, his legacy continues: Stittgen fine jewelry maintains the founder’s signature contemporary style and dedication to exceptional workmanship, further allowing these distinctive designs to be deservedly appreciated by a new generation of collectors. and, as with any truly exceptional fine jewelry brand, the creations stand the test of time.
Note: Pieces from Stittgen are always one-of-a-kind and they are highly collectable.
It is in perfect condition, with all the original patina intact.
INVENTORY REF: N0000SEME/2.004