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A look at rarely seen vintage jewels from Seaman Schepps’ private collection

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Elsa Schiaparelli, the Duchess of Windsor, Coco Chanel and Katherine Hepburn were just a few of American jeweler Seaman Schepps’ clients in the decades between the early 1930s and 1950s. In the years since, women from all walks of life, from artists to the White House’s political elite, have been wooed by the jeweler’s ultra glamorous gems, and still today, it’s no wonder why.

Take for example Blanche Knopf, a publishing pioneer post-turn of the century, who once saw a woman wearing Seaman Schepps’ Moustrap bracelet, and—in a not-so-subtle upstage—began stacking three Moustrap bracelets together on her own wrist. This bracelet, along with pieces from owners Doris Duke and Jinx Falkenburg among others, is part of a 55-piece piece collection of vintage jewels on display this month at Seaman Schepps’ boutique on 58th Street and Park Avenue.

Take a look through our DuJour gallery to see Knopf’s Mousetrap bracelet, its modern-day version and more from the vintage collection.

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