These days is happening Eclat de Mode, the international jewellery show of Paris. This event is held at Porte de Versailles at the same time of other international fashion shows really worth visiting: Who's Next Prêt-à-Porter Paris, Première Classe,... Having visited these shows in previous years, it is a unique opportunity to check trends of the jewellery and accessory industry and meet other designers from around the world.
“Jewellery should be viewed with innocence, with artlessness,
just as we enjoy the sight of an apple tree in blossom
at the side of the road as we speed past in a motor-car.”
Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel
What makes jewellery unique to us? For many women, the quality of the jewellery and its beauty is enough to make it a treasured piece. Other women cherish a piece of jewellery because it holds a precious memory or symbolizes a meaningful bond.
Personally, one of my favorite pieces of jewellery is a locket that belonged to my grandmother. Once opened it contains two pictures, one of my grandfather and one of my grandparents together. I remember her always wearing it around her neck when I was a child. It was as if she was keeping her most beloved husband close to her heart at all times. And she did.
My husband bought me this gorgeous jade bracelet from Suzhou. I love wearing it because it reminds me of him and from this charming city we previously visited together.
Not long ago, I happened across this designer brooch while visiting a handmade night market featuring local artists. Every time I wear it, I remember the ambiance of the summer nights we have here in the French Riviera.
Jewellery occupies a precious place in our lives. It reminds us of special moments and connects us with the people we cherish.