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18 January 2018

Francesca Villa's treasured finds

Italian designer Francesca Villa integrates lead soldiers, American casino tokens, buttons, labels, daguerreotypes, etc. into her contemporary mounts. Either alone or in association with each other, these treasures illuminated by precious stones form intriguing jewellery creations. Villa attributes this recurrent theme to the influence of her great-grandfather Nino. A ship’s captain, he brought back a thousand little memories from each voyage.

Italian designer Francesca Villa integrates lead soldiers, American casino tokens, buttons, labels, daguerreotypes, etc. into her contemporary mounts. Either alone or...

12 January 2018

César's “Compression” pendants

The next Artcurial sale features three of César’s “Compressions”. From the 1960s onward, the French sculptor compacted cars and then went on to use all kinds of materials including paper, fabrics and even the family jewels. Women would bring him their love tokens, crosses and chains so that they could be reduced to a mini parallelepiped sculpture. In each entanglement of gold pearls and diamonds can be found, along with a whole life’s story.

Estimation €6-10,000

Artcurial sale January 18th 2018 – Yacht Club of Monaco

The next Artcurial sale features three of César's “Compressions”. From the 1960s onward, the French sculptor compacted cars and then went on to use all kinds of...

03 January 2018

“Jewelry, Signs of the Times” at La Reine Margot Gallery

The owner of this gallery and archaeology specialist Gilles Cohen sometimes asks contemporary creators to design mounts for his archaeological treasures: Roman intaglio, Mesopotamian seals, Phoenician glass paste beads … A post-modernist approach followed this time by Jean Grisoni (a regular visitor to the gallery, who also designed the exhibition setting), Yves Gratas, Ambroise Degenève, Bénédikt Aïchelé and Marie Seguy.

Until 7 February 2018.

The owner of this gallery and archaeology specialist Gilles Cohen sometimes asks contemporary creators to design mounts for his archaeological treasures: Roman...

28 December 2017

Sian Evans x Borgo de Nor

The English designer Sian Evans creates the jewelry for this ultra-feminine clothes brand. “The challenge is to design them in a few days, just before the catalogue photoshoot. I have to play around with the metal and use various techniques.” Sian clearly rose to the challenge with these majestic outsized flowers in gilded brass.

The English designer Sian Evans creates the jewelry for this ultra-feminine clothes brand. “The challenge is to design them in a few days, just before the catalogue...

15 December 2017

The Sœur jewelry

Launched in 2008, the brand originally aimed at young girls has branched out into creating clothing for their mothers too. Alongside velvet jackets, checked shirts and embroidered blouses, founders Domitille and Angélique Brion now also offer vermillion jewelry. The delicate chains, hooped earrings sold individually, rings graced with fine jewels and pretty medals are all understated and tasteful, perfectly in line with the brand’s chic St Germain spirit.

Launched in 2008, the brand originally aimed at young girls has branched out into creating clothing for their mothers too. Alongside velvet jackets, checked shirts...

06 December 2017

“Diane Venet’s ideal collection” at the Museum of Decorative Arts

This exhibition shines a spotlight on artistic jewelry by focusing on a leading collection, that of the wife of the sculptor Bernar Venet. The subjective and non-exhaustive collection, put together over 30 years, encompasses the history of the genre, beginning with Picasso, Man Ray and Jean Cocteau. From Dalí to Jeff Koons and from Niki de Saint Phalle and Sol LeWitt to Roy Lichtenstein, this remarkable collection illustrates that few artists can resist the tempting lure of finery.

From March 7th to July 8th 2018.

 

Portrait of Diane Venet © Bertille Chéret, Paris

This exhibition shines a spotlight on artistic jewelry by focusing on a leading collection, that of the wife of the sculptor Bernar Venet. The subjective and...

29 November 2017

Conceptual pins

Often considered old-fashioned, brooches are paradoxically much-esteemed by avant-garde artists and designers. According to one of them, Benjamin Lignel, “It has no associations with any social or family rituals. It represents a space with no limits or bodily constraints like the size of the finger.”

Often considered old-fashioned, brooches are paradoxically much-esteemed by avant-garde artists and designers. According to one of them, Benjamin Lignel, "It has no...

29 November 2017

Precious pictures

While they have not always been a popular addition to jewelry collections, brooches are coming back into favour. Composed of a set of gemstones, its favourite themes are animals, flowers or knots. The Van Cleef & Arpels ballerinas, meanwhile, are a collector’s delight and are setting new records at auction.

While they have not always been a popular addition to jewelry collections, brooches are coming back into favour. Composed of a set of gemstones, its favourite themes...

29 November 2017

Brooches under €250

They can come in plexiglas, Swarovski crystal or gold, like the brooches by Atelier Paulin. One by Yazbukey represents a pair of legs; another by Louis Vuitton opens onto a tiny mirror and turns into a pendant. Half jewelry, half fashion accessory, brooches are bursting with humor and imagination.

They can come in plexiglas, Swarovski crystal or gold, like the brooches by Atelier Paulin. One by Yazbukey represents a pair of legs; another by Louis Vuitton opens...

29 November 2017

Brooches in Summer 2018 fashion shows

Brooches are not only worn on suit lapels; you can experiment endlessly with their positioning – to highlight shoes or a dress belt, for instance. You could even wear several on top of each other. Take a look at them in the 2017-2018 Summer collections.

Brooches are not only worn on suit lapels; you can experiment endlessly with their positioning – to highlight shoes or a dress belt, for instance. You could even...
  • Francesca Villa - "Dire, Fare, Baciare" bracelet in gold, diamonds, 1800's daguerreotypes, poem by Emily Dickinson

  • Francesca Villa - "Adesso Basta!" necklace in gold, amethysts, rubies... and vintage pieces

  • Francesca Villa - "About Annie" bracelet in gold, enamel, diamonds and American vintage button showing Little Orphan Annie

  • Francesca Villa - "Money Go Round" bracelet in gold with hand-painted chip from the mid-19th century

  • Francesca Villa - "Joie de Vivre" necklace in gold, gemstones and adorned with a vintage tin soldier statuette

  • Francesca Villa - Unique bracelet in gold made with vintage pieces

  • Patrick de Pertat - Gold ring with a jasper intaglio

  • Ambroise Degenève - Necklace made of agate beads

  • Jean Grisoni - Silver signet ring with a soapstone beetle engraved with a Toutmosis III cartouche

  • Yves Gratas - Gold pendant with a lapis lazuli Mesopotamian seal of the second millennium BC

  • Sian Evans x Borgo de Nor

  • Sian Evans x Borgo de Nor

  • Sian Evans x Borgo de Nor

  • Sœur - "Dom" hoop earrings, from €10 each

  • Sœur - "Domino " medals, from €40

  • Sœur - "Dolores" bangle, €75

  • Sœur - "Dom" hoop earrings, €10 and €15 - "Domino" pendant, €35

  • Sœur - "Drage" ring, €95

  • Sœur - "Diana" ring, €65 - "Denise" ring, €80 - "Dona" ring, €65

  • Pablo Picasso, "The Great Faun" gold pendant, 3/20 edition by François Hugo, 1973 - Diane Venet collection © Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn

  • Salvador Dalí, "Spoon with a watch and a comb" brooch made of gold and enamel, edition of 6, 1957 - Diane Venet collection © Philippe Servent, Paris

  • Niki de Saint Phalle, "Nana" enamel brooch, Gem Montebello edition, 1973 - Marina Karella collection © Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn

  • Bernar Venet, "Indeterminate Line" gold ring, unique piece, 1998 - Diane Venet collection © Greg Favre, Paris

  • Frank Stella, gold ring, edition of 5 by The Gallery Mourmans, 2010 - Diane Venet collection © Brian Moghadam, New York

  • Lucio Fontana, "Elisse Concetto Spaziale" lacquer bracelet, 5/150 edition by Gem Montebelloargent, 1967 - Diane Venet collection © Philippe Gontier, Paris

  • Orlan, "Fool Head" brooch made of gold and silver, 1/8 Arcas edition, 2010 - Diane Venet collection © Sherry Griffin, Brooklyn

  • Laurence Verdier - Brooch made of wood and a forgotten gold cufflink - €290

  • Marta Mattsson at the Noel Guyomarch Gallery - Brooch made of cicada wings, resin, lacquer an silver - €1290

  • Benjamin Lignel - "Thinking of You" brooch mold on an ear with a painted silver leaf - €950

  • Marianne Anselin at the Elsa Vanier Gallery - Cherry tree branches and emeralds - From €440

  • Marie Masson - "Talisman" brooch made of leather, glass, pheasant feathers ... - €500

  • Andréa Vaggione - "Carlina" brooch made of silver and brass - €275

  • Attai Chen at the Noel Guyomarch Gallery - "Free Radicals" brooch made of paper, coal, paint, silver and brass - €1490

  • Bernar Venet at the miniMASTERPIECE Gallery - "Angles" silver brooch - Edition of 5 brooches - €15 000

  • Georg Jensen by Vivianna Torun - "Forget Me Not" brooch made of silver - €330

  • Roland Kawczynski at the Elsa Vanier Gallery - "Great Rose" made of titanium, tanzanite, sapphires, amethysts ... - €4420, unique piece

  • Monika Brugger - "A Mend" brooch made of linen, gold thread, a pearl and wood - €1500, unique piece sewed by the artist © Corinne Janier

  • Belmacz - "Poiret" pin made of gold and angel skin coral - £1860

  • Cartier at Siegelson - "Tutti Frutti" pair of brooches made of engraved emeralds, rubies and diamonds - ca 1930 - Price on demand

  • Chanel Joaillerie - "Summer Cruise" brooch made of white and yellow diamonds and sapphires - Price on demand

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Apollo Room" brooch made of gold and diamonds - Price on demand

  • Garaude - "Hokusai" brooch made of titanium and diamonds - €3900

  • Lorenz Baumer - "Autumn Beetle" brooch made of gold, or, aluminum, diamonds, sapphires and lacquer - €164 000

  • Muriel Grateau - "Great Sun" brooch made of gold, diamonds and silvered rock crystal - €14 200

  • Nikos Koulis - Pin made of gold, an emerald, a pearl and diamonds - €83 000

  • Solange Azagury-Partridge - "Regalia" brooch made of enamel and diamonds - Price on demand

  • Sylvie Corbelin - Safety pin made of gold and diamonds - From €1900

  • Van Cleef & Arpels - "Notte Azzurra" Ballerina clip made of gold, turquoise, diamonds ... - Price on demand

  • Schiaparelli - "Arrowed heart" brooch made of brass and crystals - €3000

  • Vhernier - Overlaid gemstones - From €4150

  • Swarovski - "Luminous Fairy Pins" made of Swarovski crystal - €199 for the three

  • Atelier Paulin - 14-carat gold brooch - €250

  • Gas - Brooches made of metal, enamel ... - €90 each

  • Bala Boosté - Gilded metal brooch - €14,90

  • Reine Rosalie - Brooches made of metal and strasses - €120

  • Yazbukey - Plexiglas brooch - €95

  • Galatée Pestre - "The Essential" steel brooch - €30 © Matthieu Gauchet

  • Julie Deccuber - "Pastilles" porcelain brooches - From €70

  • Dolce & Gabbana - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Louis Vuitton - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Miu Miu - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Alexandre Vauthier - Spring 2018

  • Balenciaga - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Céline - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Dries van Noten - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Alexander McQueen - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Dolce & Gabbana - Spring-Summer 2018

  • Burberry - September 2017

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