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03 November 2017

“Tuaregs” at the Musée des Confluences

This exhibition highlights the jewelry of the nomadic tribes of the Sahara. Often dismissed as worthless trinkets by the public, they are in fact rich in beauty.

This exhibition highlights the jewelry of the nomadic tribes of the Sahara. Often dismissed as worthless trinkets by the public, they are in fact rich in beauty.

19 October 2017

Contemporary art in the “Medusa” exhibition

Around twenty works of contemporary art set the pace of the “Medusa”exhibition, helping to break the clichés linked to the jewel of the “too precious”, the “too feminine” or the “too flashy”.

Around twenty works of contemporary art set the pace of the "Medusa"exhibition, helping to break the clichés linked to the jewel of the "too precious", the "too...

24 August 2017

Precious wood

Wood is not immediately associated with jewelry and yet … It allows contemporary creators to free themselves from the constraints of such traditional materials as gold and precious stones and puts in question the notion of preciousness.

Wood is not immediately associated with jewelry and yet … It allows contemporary creators to free themselves from the constraints of such traditional materials as...

24 July 2017

The Leopards Awards

Promoting history, the present and the future of British jewelry: this is the goal of the first Leopards Awards, to be launched on November 15th at a gala dinner at Goldsmiths’ Hall, the former headquarters of the goldsmiths’ guild.

Promoting history, the present and the future of British jewelry: this is the goal of the first Leopards Awards, to be launched on November 15th at a gala dinner at...

14 July 2017

Avant-garde jewelry in the “Medusa” exhibition

A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to this type of jewelry, also known as “contemporary” jewelry and still relatively unknown in France.

Picture: Galatée Pestre, found jewelry collection © Matthieu Gauchet

A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to this type of jewelry, also known as “contemporary” jewelry and still relatively unknown in France. Picture:...

11 July 2017

In bits

Contrary to popular thought, the more precious the materials with which a jewelry piece is made, the less likely it will come through time intact.

Contrary to popular thought, the more precious the materials with which a jewelry piece is made, the less likely it will come through time intact.

13 June 2017

René Lalique in the “Medusa” exhibition

Normally on view in the Jewelry Gallery of Paris’ Museum of Decorative Arts, this “Noisettes” necklace from the early 1920s is one of the major pieces of the “Medusa” exhibition. Michèle Heuzé, the exhibition’s technical expert, sees it as the earliest avant-garde jewelry piece, long before Calder’s creations. Explanation.

Normally on view in the Jewelry Gallery of Paris’ Museum of Decorative Arts, this “Noisettes” necklace from the early 1920s is one of the major pieces of the...

22 May 2017

“Medusa. Jewellery and Taboos” - The kick-off

I firstly featured the setting up of this exhibition along with the views of its curator, Anne Dressen, and its scientific advisors, Michèle Heuzé and Benjamin Lignel. Now I’ll present to you a rundown on the collectors, lenders, artists, jewelers and others from the world of the jewel who were present at the opening. An eclectic bunch all enthusiastic about this exhibition-event.

I firstly featured the setting up of this exhibition along with the views of its curator, Anne Dressen, and its scientific advisors, Michèle Heuzé and Benjamin...

23 March 2017

Al Thani collection, mixed influences

From March 29th to June 5th 2017, the Grand Palais will present “From the Great Mughals to the Maharajahs. Jewels of the Al Thani Collection”, an exhibition that traces more than five centuries of Indian jewelry history and that also shows the influences both India and the West had on each other’s jewelry creations.

From March 29th to June 5th 2017, the Grand Palais will present "From the Great Mughals to the Maharajahs. Jewels of the Al Thani Collection", an exhibition that...

23 March 2017

India and the 70s

A taste of India was essential in the 1970s for enthusiasts of exotic voyages.

A taste of India was essential in the 1970s for enthusiasts of exotic voyages.

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