Luxury Design, Past & Present
An attractive necklace by Patti Cadby Birch. The 22k yellow gold fringe necklace with gold and garnet beads on modern coiled wire-work with gold bead spacers. Birch, a collector, connoisseur and philanthropist moved to the Virgin Islands where opened Circe Gallery in 1969. Here she became not only known worldwide for her impressive collection of ancient Persian, African, and Pre-Colombian relics, but also the fine collection of jewelry that was now her passion. Historical Persian jewels delighted her and she made multiple trips to Iran and surrounding areas to acquire ancient beads and jewelry that could either be worn “as is”, or fashioned into wearable artifacts. Her Jewels have been featured in The Hermitage Museum and Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. (for more information on Mrs. Birch, please see the blog on our Website) This necklace is wonderfully wearable, choker length 14.5 inches. Provenance.. The Patty Cadby Birch estate.