Who doesn’t own pearls? We have all pearls in our jewellery boxes, usually it’s the first piece of jewellery that a young girl will receive.
Coralie Charriol-Paul – Charriol Creative Director continuing : Well, recently I saw the exhibition called “Pearls” at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, England and got inspired to use pearls again! A timeless material that dates back to kings yet remains ever so contemporary.
I mixed it with our cable material, et voila! Pearls a la mode 2014 !
Pearls are a classic natural gem that jewellers love to return to time and again. In this new collection, Charriol has reworked the symbolic gem into a contemporary style, across three colourways of pearl, white, bronze and gold.
Pearls are currently enjoying a renaissance: artisans and couturiers are returning to the world’s oldest known gem as individuals seek out the pearl’s steadfast purity.
Here, freshwater pearls are interlaced with Charriol’s hallmark twisted cable motif worked in silver and steel. The collection comprises a long chain necklace with matching bracelet, earrings and rings. Each ensemble is available in a variation of pearl and steel, in white pearl and steel, in bronze with matching bronze-hued pearls, or plated with gold PVD: each shows Charriol’s skill at creating fine coloured cables.
A symbol of perfection, the lustre of pearls serves to brighten the face and here they are matched with modern materials to create a sophisticated, contemporary collection.