Paris, in the 1950s. The French capital celebrated its brand-new freedom with jazz celebrations. The desire for luxury and the need to shine from those days go hand in hand with the modernity and prosperity in this new decade. Our upcoming auction sale in Paris is dedicated to the Retrostyle, a unique style with its sparkling materials and volume sets.
What would Paris be without Place Vendôme and its handicraft artists? Jewelers, famous names as well as unknown talents, were the ones to give back to Paris all its greatness and splendor. Creators from that time took risks designing modern and bold jewelry. Some proposed strong lines; others offered generous volumes. All the jewelers and jewelry houses – René Boivin, Suzanne Belperron, Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and even Sterlé – were all in search of the same thing: to bring out the beauty in women who wore their creations. These women enjoyed wearing gold and diamonds. They liked the impressive – but elegant – preciousness of the warm metal. Its flattering polished look went perfectly with the light sparkling of the diamonds. Thanks to jewelers, the Parisians were able to shine and celebrate their newly-found freedom.
Twelve of Elie Tops’ own playful high jewelry pieces will be also offered this spring, as part of an exclusive capsule collection offered online from 25 April until 7 May. More info here