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The Wiener Werkstätte is an Austrian association founded by Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and L. Bauer. Its purpose: to create autonomously in the field of architecture, decorative arts, entertainment, but also jewellery . “WW jewellery” is a gentle blend of German Jugendstil and Art Nouveau: a geometric rigour,…

Vivianna Torun, finally a woman ! One of the first to break into the silversmiths world in the 20th century. Her fame is due to her excellent mastery of silver, a material from which she holds fluid and curved movements. Fascinated by swirl, bend, curve shapes, she creates sinuous jewelry…

Gerard Sandoz comes from a famous family of jewelers, he began to design jewelry when he was a teenager. He fastly became one of the inventors of “modern jewelry” in the mid-1920s. Sandoz’s creations were inspired by mechanics, speed and machine. He chooses to use less expensive materials: lacquer, onyx,…

Georges Lenfant started as an apprentice in jewelry-making at a very young age and very quickly set up his workshop in Paris, rue des Petits-Champs, a few steps from Place Vendôme, where he worked for the greatest names before starting to sign his creations. He worked in close collaboration with…

Eugénie O’Kin Jubin was a renowned table maker in France in the 1900s. 🇯🇵 Born in Japan, she witnessed the opening of her country to the world. O’kin lives between two cultures with a French father and a Japanese mother. This gives her a special sensitivity to the arts and…

Turquoise is a magnificent opaque blue stone, sometimes blue-green going to green. It takes its name from Turkey, a country it was thought to have come from. We will learn later that it came from Iran, Turkey being at the crossroads between East and West it was in fact the…

bague vintage poil d'elephant

About elephant hair jewelry, here’s a short story from a book:“In 1923, when I was about to go back to Ceylon, I visited him […] Among several very original and a little particular costume jewels, he showed me a wide range of strange jewels made with a new material :…

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