13 October 2021

The lacquer boom

There’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism! Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling like an amethyst or a sapphire, the material is omnipresent in collections. It seems that the pieces have been painted in bright and joyful, even fluorescent, colors – always treated in architectural, graphic blocks. Some collections are particularly noteworthy ­– Alice Cicolini, by Charlotte de la Rochefoucauld for Dauphin and that of Marc Deloche. On a split ring evoking a rolled leaf, de la Rochefoucauld juxtaposes rectangles of red and orange lacquer, punctuated by emerald or ruby. Deloche, who is also a jeweler and architect, creates a chromatic confrontation with opaque ornamental stones: striated malachite, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and coral. The contrast is particularly successful when the two end up blending into each other.

  • Alice Cicolini - "Memphis" ring in yellow 14K gold, pink lacquer, lilac/neon lacquer, violet lacquer and tanzanite - £855, 950 and £2,950

  • Alice Cicolini - "Memphis" ring in 14K yellow gold, lacquer enamel, white diamonds and spinel pave - £7,290

  • Dauphin - "C" rings in lacquer, gold, emeralds

  • Dauphin - "C" rings in lacquer, gold, emeralds, rubies / rubies grid and diamonds

  • Marc Deloche - Rings in lacquer, diamonds, tiger's-eye, coral, lapis-lazuli, ...

  • Marc Deloche - Earrings in lacquer, diamonds, tiger's-eye, coral, lapis-lazuli, ...

  • Repossi - "Berbere" ring in lacquer, gold and diamonds - From €2,200

  • Mystery Joy - Rings in lacquer, gold and diamonds

  • Solange Azagury-Partridge - "Hotlips" rings in silver, neon rainbow and neon yellow lacquer - €347 and €229

  • Gaya de Garnazelle - "Rainbow Love" earrings in silver, gold and lacquer - €235

  • Hermès - Bracelet in lacquered wood

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