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.
The Italian jeweler Fabio Salini wants to make work the imagination to approach jewelry otherwise.
The new ring has a rectangular silhouette. Highly architected, it consists of a large octagonal plate occupied by a citrine, an emerald or a sapphire.
The Galeries Lafayette group has become the majority shareholder of Mauboussin, the jeweler transformed into an affordable jewelry brand in the 2000s.
During the last Paris Jewelry Week, some jewelers arrange magnificent displays to present their high jewelry collections. Spotlight on a few examples.
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Composed mainly of two shades of gold, diamonds and sapphires, this yellow and white harmony suffuses all the collections launched last July.