13 May 2020

The "Coiffes et Parures" signing at Mellerio

On March 7, I attended a book signing for my children’s book “Coiffes et Parures” (Headdresses and Finery) at Mellerio’s, one of whose turquoise naturalist tiaras features on page 12. The jeweler, which recently celebrated its 400th birthday, excels in the art of this jewel and has created hundreds of pieces for empresses, queens and princesses from Europe’s royal families. On a highly enjoyable sunny afternoon, our young guests colored tiaras and created them in paper, rhinestones and feathers. Mellerio and TFJP also invited them to wear a real diamond tiara, the “Monte Rosa”. A unique experience immortalized by photographer Laetitia Le Gouvello.

 

SHOP NOW “Coiffes et Parures”

  • "Coiffes et Parures" by Sandrine Merle

  • "Coiffes et Parures" signing at Mellerio in Point de Vue - 13 May 2020

  • On page 12 of "Coiffes et Parures", Mellerio's tiara in turquoises, silver and gold transformable in 7 brooches - Ca 1860

  • Mellerio - Monte Rosa tiara in diamonds - 2016

Most popular articles

Sheila Westera's wire mounts

Dutch designer Sheila Westera makes her mounts using gold or silver wire. It slips around the finger and holds the stone, it winds itself interminably...

Secrets, buttons and diamonds at Chanel

The new “Mademoiselle Privé” de Chanel watch collection consists of 7 cuffs fastened by a button.

Alexandra Jefford x Smythson

Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.

Cheers!

Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...

Patriotic headdresses

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.

The tortured gold of Orit Elhanati

In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.