28 April 2021
Par Marie-laure Cassius-Duranton.
The highly original and audacious collection of the American heiress and businesswoman Michelle Smith has just been sold at Sotheby’s New York. Among the sculptures, furniture, vases, and jewelry by Giacometti, Lalanne, Noll, Cartier and Tiffany & Co, was the largest private collection of Hemmerle pieces. The latter was a hit with the bidders… With their strong design, impeccable workmanship and atypical selection of materials, the German jeweler’s creations stand out for their remarkable color and texture. Among the most surprising pieces were a necklace made of fossilized sea urchins with a patinated bronze clasp sold for $32,760, and another made of ancient walrus teeth combined with intertwined quartz and carnelian balls, which fetched $25,200.
Beyond aesthetics, Christopher Esber believes in the positive virtues that certain crystals worn directly on the skin possess.
Botter, the Dutch creative duo made up of Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter have turned colorful little cars into jewelry.
In this issue we offer a non-exhaustive overview of pieces heralding these new jewelry values.
On “Wing Shop” the new e-shop of Noor Fares, you can entirely customize the “Fly Me to the Moon” earrings.