Born in 1931, he grew up in Switzerland and trained as a jeweller and a diamond setter. In the early 50’s Schluep moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada and soon became recognized for his skills as a diamond setter. He has worked along side some notable jewellers and artists such as Gabriel Lucas, George Delrue, Hans Gehrig while exhibiting extensively. Winner of many prestigious awards, Walter Schluep has had a great influence on art and culture in Montreal as an avant-garde artist and sculptor and is recognized worldwide for his impact on the Modernist and Art Moderne Movement. He has recently left us and will be forever missed.
Exceptional rare piece by famed modernist jeweler Walter Schluep, this necklace rendered in the brutalist styleand is a testament to his indisputable talent.
Encased in a 18k yellow gold frame is a brass brutalist piece of dynamic textured sculpture adorned with a green tourmaline and bezel set diamonds. The pendant is suspended from a 18k gold diamond cut rectangular link chain.
Walter Schluep - October 13, 1931 - March 23, 2016
Winner of many prestigious awards, Walter Schluep is recognized worldwide for his contribution to the Modernist and Modern Art movement. Spending most of his life in Montreal Quebec, Walter Schluep worked alongside notable jewelers such as Gabriel Lucas, George Delrue, and Hans Gehrig while exhibiting extensively. Schluep's creative and culturally relevant works of art are becoming more and more sought after as more people are discovering the joy of owning and wearing a genuine piece from his collection.
Tourmaline: One (1) prong set, emerald cut genuine fine quality intense green tourmaline measuring approximately 11.60 x 7.38 x 6.2 mm with an estimated weight of 4.2ct.
Diamonds: Four (4) bezel set, round brilliant cut diamonds measuring approximately from 2.0 - 3.0 mm each in diameter with an estimated VVS-VS clarity and G/H color. Total estimated diamond weight is 0.21ct.
Metal: 18k yellow gold chain and frame, brass inner plaque
18k Gold Frame Weight: 23.66g
Total Pendant Weight: 59.28g
Pendant Dimensions: 2 inches (L) including bail x 1 ½ inches (W) x 15/64 inch (D)