The artist Salvador Dali is an exemplar of that quality that enhances our enjoyment of the best of them – he was prolific. From countless paintings and drawings to his own deck of tarot cards, the man with the mustache is one of those artists that is known even to people who do not follow the art world. It is just as likely anyone that has heard of Dali know that he was a Surrealist. It comes as little surprise that surreal is one of the first adjectives that come to mind when it comes to his exploits in jewelry.
He designed these jewels in the 40’s and 50’s, working closely with their maker, Carlos Alemany. Known for living an extravagant life, he personally selected the gems (a pleasant activity) and attributed a symbolic value for each. The pieces now reside in the Teatro-Museo in Figueres, Spain.