Haroldo Burle Marx 18 Karat Gold 99 Carat Amethyst Pendant Brooch
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Thanks for taking a look at this Burle Marx 18 Karat Amethyst Pendant/Brooch. This is an incredibly fine stone, and this piece was made in the mid 1980's for The Altomar Collection, which was our former business in Washington, D.C. This deep purple amethyst is among the most desirable in color, and would most certainly be valued by any collector. It is 98.75 carats in size, and surrounded beautifully with 18 karat gold. Pictures definitely don't do it justice!
If you own a piece of jewelry made by Burle Marx or Bruno Guid, there's a very good chance it originally came from us. The ALTOMAR Collection located in the famed Watergate Hotel had world rights to Burle Marx Jewelry for the last decade of his life until his death in 1991. Today, we have access to the largest collection of Burle Marx pieces in the world. Bruno Guidi was Haroldo's Chief Designer and Master Goldsmith for more than 35 years.
Alta Leath's Altomar Collection boutique captured her enthusiasm. Her love of gems and minerals began in college. In 1981 Alta was on a business trip with her late husband to Rio de Janeiro, where she sought out legendary jewelry designer, Haroldo Burle Marx. After they met, she bought all the gems he was cutting from a six pound opal, convinced the 75 year old artist to come out of retirement, and began to turn her love of gems and minerals into a profitable business. In 1982 she began selling and investing in Marx's work. After the first two years, the venture proved to be a financial success.
Each Marx Creation is intricately detailed to scale through architectural blueprints. On one piece, craftsmen in Marx's studio spent six months making an emerald and diamond necklace. The process of setting the stones took an entire month. The necklace was sold the first day it was displayed in the boutique.
Classic, timeless lines characterize the jewelry. Marx has managed to draw from Incan, ancient Rome and other cultures for creative direction, and then blend them all with his own style.
Burle Marx is without question one the greatest jewelry designers that ever lived. His customer list looks much like a social registry. Cicely Tyson, Madame Ferragamo, Placido Domingo, Natalie Wood, The Shah of Iran, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, and the Empress of Japan were just a few of his customers. In 1989 over half a million dollars worth of Burle Marx jewels were on display at The Houston Museum of Natural Science for a period of two years. Burle Marx was featured in Connoisseur Magazine, Town and Country, Vogue, U.S. News & World Report, and The New York Times.
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Shipping from United States
1-3 business days
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 1 - 2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your return policy?
We typically handle returns on a piece by piece basis. Since Burle Marx pieces are NOT replaceable we prefer to ship them back and fourth as little as possible.
Do you enhance the color of your photos?
We take all of our photos in 100% natural sunlight, and do not artificially modify the photos, or use any sort of filter.
Do you offer discounts?
Absolutely. You can't survive in the jewelry business today if you aren't willing to work with your customers on price.
Do you ship internationally?
Currently we only ship within the United States. There are certain circumstances in which we will deliver your purchase to you.