Shreve & Co. Is Selling Catherine Deneuve's $2 Million Emerald Necklace

Photo courtesy of Shreve & Co.

Photo courtesy of Shreve & Co.

So you just sold your startup? Time celebrate with a bit of diamond shopping! Lucky for you, Shreve & Co., the 165-year-old San Francisco jeweler, will be hosting an estate jewelry trunk show March 2–4.

The collection includes more than 300 pieces—Edwardian filigree, Art Deco diamonds, and more—across all eras, but the real showstopper is a 26.56 carat Colombian emerald Cartier necklace from the personal collection of Catherine Deneuve, the legendary French actress, style icon, and Yves Saint Laurent muse. A rep for Shreve tells me the necklace is priced at $1.9 million. 

“We want to give our customers and guests the opportunity to experience our incomparable estate jewelry collection through the style lens of icon Catherine Deneuve,” said Pete Hernandez, Shreve & Co. Estate Jewelry Manager.

Of course, there's only one Deneuve necklace, and an eager collector could snap it up first. Fear not, there will be plenty of other stunning pieces to console you, like an internally-flawless Harry Winston 8.33ct Marquise diamond, a Cartier parrot ring, the aquamarine and ruby Cole Porter necklace, and the 8.51ct Whitney Emerald ring. (Check them out in the slide show below. That Cole Porter necklace! Swoon.)

To introduce the collection, Shreve has partnered with Karen Caldwell for a private runway show on Thursday, March 2. Caldwell, who is known for her retro-Hollywood-influenced silhouettes, said, “It is a dream to style my designs with incredible estate jewelry pieces from throughout history, especially with Catherine Deneuve’s exquisite necklace as a centerpiece. We are designing this to truly capture the essence of her style.”

The trunk show will continue through the Saturday, March 4, at the Union Square flagship at 150 Post Street. 

If you have a cool million or two lying around, stop by and shop. Even if you don't, pop in and stare longingly and dream of what you'll buy when you make it big. If Holly Golightly can have breakfast at Tiffany's, I see no reason why you can't enjoy coffee at Shreve.