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Ugo Correani Rare Faux Graduating Pearl Necklace

Ugo Correani Rare Faux Graduating Pearl Necklace

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Ugo Correani Rare Graduating Faux Vari Tone Pearl Necklace featuring knotted graduating faux pearls in soft pink, lilac and vanilla. It is 42cm long and weighs 72g. It has a silver tone ridged slide clasp, which is signed 'U. CORREANI' with 'MADE IN ITALY' underneath. Ugo Correani was born in 1935 in Frascati, Italy.

At 20 years old Correani moved to Milan to work in the atelier of Germana Marucelli. In 1973 fashion designer Walter Albini convinced him to use his creativity in accessories, and from then Correani specialised in making necklaces, bracelets and earrings. His jewellery was often inspired by nature and he used materials such as driftwood, coral and stones. Correani designed the opulent pearl-draped jewelry for Karl Lagerfeld’s very first haute couture collection at Chanel in 1983 and collaborated with Lagerfeld at Chloé. In 1976, Correani started a long professional relationship with Gianni Versace, also becoming a close friend of him.

In 1984, they also began collaborating with La Scala making the costumes and the jewellery for its theatre productions. Correani used to say "The day that I die I want to be buried in a red suit and a shirt by Versace." He also collaborated with Valentino, Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, Christian Lacroix among others. Sadly Correani died on 18 September 1992 of a heart attack in his house in Milan. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece by the highly revered Ugo Correani - some in the upper echelons of the haute couture circles regard him as the best.

This beautiful piece of jewellery began its journey many years ago and may have some very minor imperfections collected along its travels. By purchasing this piece you will investing in a brand new chapter of its story as well as making a positively conscious choice on sustainable fashion. Vintage jewellery for the beautiful you on our beautiful planet.

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