05 June 2017

A wrench in the “Medusa” exhibition

“This pendant didn’t come about after a great deal of consideration, but from a simple find in 1975 among the shelves of the BHV store,” explains its creator Gilles Jonemann whose work is based on basic and ordinary materials. “I hung this pretty chrome-plated eleven-centimeter wrench, just one of many, on a leather lace. It became obvious when a client asked me to mount her diamond and seeing both on my workbench, I detected the clash of symbolic references between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat.” This jewelry piece, one of the first to emerge from the idea of altering an object’s meaning, won De Beers‘ “Diamonds International Awards” aimed at modernizing the use of diamonds. It is today considered a major piece in jewelry history.

Most popular articles

"Male Coquetries" by Marie Masson

At the Mazlo gallery, you can see the work of Marie Masson. The young designer explores and disrupts gender issues with a series of brooches based on male...

The (a)symmetry of Victoire de Castellane

At Dior, Victoire de Castellane is particularly fond of applying asymmetry to earrings. With her, a pair of earrings no longer consists of inseparable twins.

Marie-Hélène de Taillac: the book

The first book of Marie-Hélène de taillac provides a taste of her world, with iconic photos of her designs and texts by some of her friends.

Iris Apfel x Bernardaud

At nearly 100, Iris Apfel has dreamed up a jewelry collection with porcelain specialist Bernardaud. In terms of style, age doesn’t count!

Fabio Salini's "Mirror"

The Italian jeweler Fabio Salini wants to make work the imagination to approach jewelry otherwise.

The new ring

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.