Lucky me! I walked in to the Coach Coach Flamed Heart Necklace: Fiery heart pendant encrusted with pink and red crystalsstore just as they were setting out an amazing line of jewelry based on the vibrant spirit of the late costume designer and decorator Tony Duquette. On the display was a simple plaque stating: Tony Duquette: An American design icon, his motto was “more is more.” Coach is honored to collaborate with the estate of Tony Duquette on a collection of limited edition Coach Bouquet Flower Ring: Lavish arrangement of cabochon-centered Duquette flowers.jewelry.
Mr Duquette died in 1999 and left his collection of jewels to Hutton Wilkinson who was Tony Duqette’s protégé and business partner for over 30 years. The new jewelry line is a collaboration between Coach, Hutton Wilkinson and Reed Krakoff and truly honor the essence of what made a Duquette design so original.
Coach Sunburst Stone Bracelet: Golden sunbursts set with beautiful sparkling crystals.Each piece is hand-finished and embodies the whimsical, outlandish designs of the late Duquette with the quality you expect from a long-standing company like Coach. The pieces come in beautiful shapes and wonderful bold sizes. The materials used vary considerably from combinations of Swarovski elements, cut glass, enamel, genuine lapis and malachite all in a goCoach Mermaid Bib Stone Necklace: Exclusive limited edition from the Tony Duquette Coach Collectionld-plated brass.
Duquette is known for combining anything he saw of beauty into his costumes and later jewelry pieces. He said, “beauty, not luxury, is what I value” and that is readily apparently in the pieces offered by Coach. They’re vibrant and burst with energy. Run, don’t walk to your nearest Coach store and behold the lavish opulence on display for a limited time.