Michele della Valle Sapphire and Diamond Gecko Brooch
Originally from Rome, where he collaborated with Bulgari on custom work, Michele della Valle is now based in Geneva. This distinctive brooch, designed as a gecko with a curled tail, is set with alternating bands of orange sapphires and brownish diamonds in 18k gold. Though fanciful in form, the sophisticated juxtaposition of the orange and brown hued stones marks this as the creation of a master craftsman.
Approximately 1.75 inches high by 1.25 inches wide