Rothko Red Garnet Opera Necklace
A one-of-a-kind necklace, designed by Catbird using antique garnets from the collection of Vito Giallo — 92 year old artist, antiques dealer, and quintessential New Yorker.
“Rothko would stand in his living room..say, 'Vito, see how I’m inspired by this rug, See the inspiration that I get from the rug.' And then I would see these blurred shapes in the painting that I was seeing in the rug...from that moment on, whenever I looked at vibrant strips of color in his paintings, I saw the rugs displayed in my store and Rothko’s use of them.” — from Vito’s forthcoming memoir.
Made in our Brooklyn studio using 100% recycled gold.
In honor of our collaboration with Vito, the Catbird Giving Fund is proud to make a donation of $30,000 to SAGE, a national advocacy and services organization in their mission to look out for LGBTQ+ elders.
Please note, these gems contain natural inclusions and imperfections which are consistent with their age and provenance. Each one was chosen by the Catbird team for their heritage and beauty.
- 100% recycled solid 14k yellow gold
- 44 antique modified cushion cut garnets, approx 4mm x 4mm each
- 16.5" chain length
- made in our Brooklyn studio
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