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Feb

03

By:

Shelby Foster

Fabulous jewelry is always on the mind this time of year – Valentine’s Day is only ten days away! Today we are taking a look back at a very special jewelry exhibit installed at Neiman Marcus NorthPark in May 1970. The exhibit was Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s Art-in-Jewels, a fascinating collection of more than 30 pieces of jewelry designed by Dali. The unique baubles were crafted with platinum, gold, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. Art-in-Jewels was owned by the Owen Cheatham Foundation and proceeds from visitors benefited the American Cancer Society, another notable fact, as February is American Heart Month.

 

The Honeycomb Heart, 1949
Yellow gold, diamonds, rubies

 

Ruby Lips, 1949
Yellow gold, rubies, pearls

 

The Eye of Time, 1949
Platinum, ruby, diamonds, enamel

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All images, © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014.

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