17 November 2016
René Lalique’s most beautiful jewelry pieces are shared by three museums in the world. In Paris, the Jewelry Gallery of the Decorative Arts Museum has a delightful collection which includes the pendant representing a cockfight and the “Le Baiser” brooch. In Lisbon, the Gulbenkian Foundation has some of the most extraordinary pieces like the dragonfly brooch hybridized with a woman’s bust. The Lalique Museum of Hakone belongs to a Japanese collector who exhibits his favorite pieces, including a necklace formed by stylized enamel swallows.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…