For those who had not yet noticed it, the microbague, not larger than that which it would provide a little girl, is a maxi-tendance. It is everywhere, in jewellers, as Chaumet, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, dinh van, or to compelling small - i.e. accessible - jewellery brands, such as Apriati or Perlota. That is the women are in these small "aerial" adorning the finger
They are made for those who hate the impressive cocktail rings with stones oversize or the solitary large Pebble-based. To the exact opposite, they are limited generally to a very fine ring or a golden thread on which a stone is set. "My clients are women who don't wear jewellery and which are, finally, very different discrete models of classical jewellery," says Frédérique Dessemond, Ginette NY creative. These rings might be valuable, they do not have vocation to display social status or become an investment. Are fashion accessories that is offered for pleasure.
Become a ring
This idea was born in the early 2000s, with the arrival of Victoire de Castellane in Dior Joaillerie. It all started with his Mimioui band, formed by a chain of gold and its microdiamant to 290 euros. For the home, it was to propose a room accessible to attract a younger clientele: the Mimioui so pleased that it has raised a real phenomenon. Phenomenon relayed by the sensitive models of Marie-Hélène de Taillac stones of all colours. Suddenly, women are packaged for easy to wear, happy and playful precious jewellery. In perfect accord with their slim, their Repetto ballerinas and their pull in Kashmir Zadig & Voltaire.
Since then, plethora of brands was positioned on this niche and compete for creativity. On very fine rings, each, such as Montblanc and Fred, affix their signs of recognition in miniature or make fine color stones, rough diamonds not bigger than a head of a PIN, and nanogrigris. Others realize a goldsmith work. Van Cleef & Arpels models are composed of a succession of small beads. All those of Alexandra Jefford are molded in real leaves of boxwood. "This creative uses never twice the same what makes each of its unique rings", explains Stéphanie Roger, owner of the new White Bird in Paris Gallery. Their price 680 euros, which can allow buying several. These rings of an extreme finesse earn to be stacked. "Earn in as possible, up to six or seven for the most elongated phalanges", advises the Aude Lechère Designer. She cheerfully mixing alliances punishments and its trivial whose stones are nicely positioned staggered. Stéphanie Cohen, responsible for the new space small jewellery in thank you, likes to repeat this overlay on all his fingers. How to Madame de Senonnes, as observed on the portrait painted by Ingres in the 19th century. 1 Or 2 grams per ring, or even less, this is quite comfortable.
This accumulation, on one or more fingers, opens a great space for creativity that fits perfectly in the trend of the do it yourself. "This is a tailor-made assisted, view Stéphanie Roger. The jewel of the creator is never quite complete, it is in the making. "Like when you buy a Knitting kit containing a pull. "This allows to be her own artist and not be in the banality at a reasonable price," added Sophie Pfeffer, the designer of the mark 5 October. With these small rings a few hundred euros, that can be purchased at the as, everything is possible. The Chaumet House understood him. It has Bee My Love, a collection of nine rings formed by all in gold, more or less paved diamond cell. As they mix to infinity, home scored five millions of possible combinations, or as many different bands that adapt to all circumstances and all purses. "This principle allows to change aesthetic registry and to live the jewelry while providing a longer life expectancy," explains Lionel Giraud, Director of the creation of the House of Chaumet.
But why just mix the Pyramid Bands of Déborah Pagani between them Or the Pomellato Nudo The challenge is to find the powerful combination that has the most style crossing marks, the precious and the non-précieux, the vintage and contemporary. That stone or gold colors will be echoed. It mocks the conventions: It juxtaposes the vermeil, gold, silver and the plated gold. Is associated with a pink Dior wood with a Louis Vuitton and a Feidt, Mauboussin alliance with a solitary Apriati. And now, fun without restriction or taboo.
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