One of the things I love so much about the 1940’s is the combinations. Designers used the most interesting color combinations like citrine with ruby set in rose gold. Here, master designer, Fulco Verdura, who started working for Coco Chanel, uses ruby set with March’s birthstone, aquamarine together in a buckle style necklace. It’s a great use of restraint since the ruby is slight, but really sets off the aquamarine. The red really enhances the light blue. The three dimensional quality to the way the way the necklace seems to drape over itself in the knot is the work of jewelry genius. I’ll be posting more Verdura this month so check back often for more amazing bling!