Comprising a bangle bracelet inlaid with mother of pearl plaques, together with a pair of earrings en suite, mounted in gold

METAL: 18k yellow gold
MARKS: 18K 750
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: 16.5 cm inner circumference, 1.8 cm width (bracelet); 2.7 x 2.2 cm (earrings)
GROSS WEIGHT: 102.9 grams
Circa 1980's

Angela Cummings (b. 1944) joined Tiffany & Co. in 1967 and designed her first full jewelry collection under her own name for the firm in 1974. Cummings became famous for her inlaid designs featuring semi-precious stones such as black jade, mother of pearl, coral and lapis lazuli, creating the perfect combination of ancient craftsmanship and contemporary design. In 1984, she left Tiffany & Co. to form her own business and opened a boutique in Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

An article that appeared in the October 1985 issue of “Connoisseur” called Angela Cummings, “the artist of female adornment.” This designer truly creates feminine jewelry to accessorize a woman’s costuming. By synthesizing elements found in nature with conventional jewelry materials, she creates classical styles that are as appealing today as when they were first introduced. This particular design of bracelet and earrings are among Cummings' greatest designs and were produced both for her own brand as well as Tiffany & Co. Taking inspiration from the art of intarsia, which is complicated wood inlay, these pieces were costly and difficult to produce and today remain highly collectible in the world of jewelry design.

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