19 October 2017
Riding high on the success of contemporary art, artists’ jewelry creations have the wind in their sails. From Ron Arad and Louise Bourgeois to Arman, Cocteau or Ben, many artists have explored this area since the inter-war period. Most are miniaturisations of their works, like the sculptures of Miguel Berrocal, the earrings by Man Ray worn by Catherine Deneuve in 1968, or Jeff Koons’ ‘Rabbit’ charm for Stella McCartney. But artists’ jewelry is not just about a change of scale – it also gives artists a chance to experiment with materials and techniques, and to step off the beaten track in search of the humorous and the sentimental.
Virgile Abloh, the Louis Vuitton’s artistic director brings us a new twist on the Cuban chain. The large links adopt the look of hip hop culture.
Animals are our mirrors, the reflection of our souls. Since Aesop and Jean de La Fontaine, cats, dogs, foxes, monkeys, storks and storks have denounced...
The elephant, which in its wild state may well have disappeared from the planet in twenty years’ time, is a great favorite with jewelers.
To support Sauvade, the French designer Pascale Monvoisin has created a pretty ring with a gold plaque on which a message can be engraved.
Developed and patented by Lebanese jeweler Tabbah for one of his customers, this ring is a reinterpretation of the traditional cigarette-holder.
Precious stones are not only used in jewelry. The Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine proposes four hardstone bowls hand-carved in India.