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18 May 2017

Exhibition “Medusa”, a new theme

The exhibition focuses on four main themes based on the preconceived notions of jewelry: the idea of too feminine and so a question of identity, jewelry and identity, jewelry and convention, the idea of preciousness and therefore the question of value, but also of counter-values and other values.

Too corporeal, jewelry is an object of sweat, it’s an object that’s worn on the body, and it’s therefore transmissible but in a very specific way – within a family, in certain cases in rituals, and finally too primitive, too magical.

The idea is therefore to really show several facets, and to not stop at very narrow definitions that prevent jewelry from entering a museum somewhere.”

“The exhibition focuses on four main themes based on the preconceived notions of jewelry: the idea of too feminine and so a question of identity, jewelry and...

15 May 2017

“Medusa” and the Legion of Honor

One of the videos featured in the “Medusa” exhibition echoes the current inauguration ceremony of France’s new President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. We see Vincent Auriol, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Mitterrand all receive the large gold chain and medallion of the Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honor. Created by Napoleon to reward soldiers and civilians serving the nation, it is composed of the Legion of Honor star and sixteen links recalling the sixteen major activities of the nation.

One of the videos featured in the “Medusa” exhibition echoes the current inauguration ceremony of France’s new President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. We...

15 May 2017

“Medusa. Jewellery and Taboos” - The installation

A few days before the opening of the Medusa exhibition, Sandrine Merle met with the curator, Anne Dressen, and two scientific advisers, Benjamin Lignel and Michèle Heuzé. Around them, the 400 jewels of this exhibition were being positioned in the display cabinets …

A few days before the opening of the Medusa exhibition, Sandrine Merle met with the curator, Anne Dressen, and two scientific advisers, Benjamin Lignel and Michèle...

31 January 2017

Artcurial in Monaco

Coming back to the Artcurial jewelry sale in Monaco where sales on January 19th and 20th totaled 3,741,105 euros. Among the jewelry pieces I chose for the catalogue, the Buccellati ring reached the highest price going for 346,300 euros. The Egyptian necklace by Suzanne Belperron went for € 80,600 (original estimate: € 30-40,000) and the golden snake bracelet for € 24,700 (original estimate: € 6-8,000).

Coming back to the Artcurial jewelry sale in Monaco where sales on January 19th and 20th totaled 3,741,105 euros. Among the jewelry pieces I chose for the catalogue,...

02 December 2016

Private Visits

In his “Visites Privées” program dedicated to French high-jewelry, Stéphane Bern called upon my expertise to talk about the growth of this market, today in full swing. Watch the replay and further enrich your knowledge by browsing thefrenchjewelrypost.

In his "Visites Privées" program dedicated to French high-jewelry, Stéphane Bern called upon my expertise to talk about the growth of this market, today in full...

29 September 2016

Nirav Modi, Indian jeweler

The Indian jeweler Nirav Modi presented his jewelry for the first time in France, at the last Biennale des Antiquaires. After the recent opening of the London boutique, he looks back on his story and style. He also announces plans for Paris.

The Indian jeweler Nirav Modi presented his jewelry for the first time in France, at the last Biennale des Antiquaires. After the recent opening of the London...

23 September 2016

Biennale des Antiquaires: what place do jewelers have?

De Grisogono, Cindy Chao, Boghossian and Nirav Modi, the only 4 jewelers to participate in last September’s Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris. They numbered 14 in 2014. Jean-Daniel Compain, general manager of this prestigious fair, goes over the jewelers’ role and importance.

De Grisogono, Cindy Chao, Boghossian and Nirav Modi, the only 4 jewelers to participate in last September’s Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris....

01 September 2016

Fairmined - Fairtrade gold

Patrick Schein, founder of Gold by Gold, discusses the origins and challenges of the Fairmined label whose aim is to ensure for jewelers and consumers the ethical quality of gold by extracting it from certified “responsible artisanal and small-scale mines”.

Patrick Schein, founder of Gold by Gold, discusses the origins and challenges of the Fairmined label whose aim is to ensure for jewelers and consumers the ethical...

12 July 2016

Artcurial - Auctions: how it works

On July 19th and 20th, Artcurial is organizing its prestigious auction sale in Monaco. For this occasion, Julie Valade, its jewelry director, provides a user’s guide and reveals some of the jewelry pieces.

On July 19th and 20th, Artcurial is organizing its prestigious auction sale in Monaco. For this occasion, Julie Valade, its jewelry director, provides a user’s...

05 July 2016

Gad Weil for Chanel Joaillerie

To mark the launch of its new High Jewelry collection entitled “Les Blés”, Chanel asked Gad Weil to transform place Vendôme into a field of wheat. An on the spot interview.

To mark the launch of its new High Jewelry collection entitled "Les Blés", Chanel asked Gad Weil to transform place Vendôme into a field of wheat. An on the spot...

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