Burle Marx, 18 Karat Gold, 309 Carat Blue Topaz Pendant
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Thanks for taking a look at our 309 carat Blue Topaz Pendant. This is a true statement piece and is of course mounted in 18 Karat Gold. You'll definitely be the talk of any party when you're wearing this piece! You won't find another piece like this one, anywhere.
Haroldo Burle Marx was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1911. He was educated at Colegio Rezende; Pitman’s College in London; Rackow’s Hochhandelschule in Berlin, and Rio de Janeiro National Law Faculty. His attraction to Brazil’s precious gems led him to study gemology and lapidary for four years in Idar-Oberstein, Germany where he earned a degree in gemology. He both spoke and wrote six languages fluently.
Burle Marx jewels are completely made by hand. There was absolutely no pre-casting. The late Paul Desautels, the most influential American curator of the 20th century, and Curator of Gems and Minerals in the Department of Mineral Sciences of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington, D.C., praised the jewelry saying, “ One advantage of handcrafting jewelry versus pre-casting, is the uniqueness of each piece. No two pieces are alike. Pre-casting considerably limits the artist, while freehand work lends itself toward better design and engineering of the jewelry, making a custom fit much easier.” Burle Marx created the “Free Form” or “Forma Livre” style of gemstone cutting. To date, nobody has been able to duplicate it.
The handcrafted jewels of Haroldo Burle Marx are characterized by a timeless quality that reflects the era of Cleopatra and the concepts of tomorrow, yet they complement and enhance the fashions of today. Since long before they became fashionable Burle Marx was using beautiful, colored gemstones from Brazil, later accented with diamonds, as a mainstay of his designs. When foreign dignitaries visited Brazil, Burle Marx was commissioned by the Brazilian Government to make them a gift.
As of late, there are some that have been using the term “Marx Brothers” to imply that Haroldo and his brother Roberto were in the jewelry business together. This could not be further from the truth. They had a falling out very early in Haroldo’s jewelry making career, and did not speak for the majority of their adult lives. Roberto was a world famous Landscape Architect, Artist, and Sculptor. He was not in the jewelry business. If you come across a piece of jewelry that's stamped "Burle Marx", it was made by Haroldo Burle Marx.
Burle Marx, without question, will go down in history as 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, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, and many others.
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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.