Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s. photo by 1stdibs

18k Gold, Jet ruby, Emerald, Ebony and Diamonds, height: 5.08 cm (2 in.) width/length: 3.17 cm (1.3 in.). Price $8,500

Guilio Nardi, founder of the renowned Venetian jewelry house of the same name, first started to design blackamoors in the early 1920s. Since then these brooches, depicting a Moor’s head and shoulders, have become the house’s trademark. With an emerald in his gold and diamond turban and a ruby necklace embellishing his gold jacket, this is one is exceptionally beautiful. The Nardi brooches are as collectible today as the day that they were first produced.

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