Christie’s presents its second Talents Today Jewelery sale with Paris Gallery

Inaugurated today, the Parisian auction house Christie’s presents a selection of works by contemporary designers, in collaboration with the Second Petale gallery, as part of the Joaillerie Paris online auction. The second Talents of Today Jewelery curation features Bare by Dries Criel, Luz Camino, MAD Joaillerie, Marie Mas, Rosior and Walid Akkad, as well as vintage jewelry by Jean Fouquet, Suzanne Belperron and Cartier, available for purchase until 14 December.

“I wanted to create a meaningful opportunity for both the public and the designers. I consider it my role as a curator to create the opportunities, to be the bridge that connects the collector and the artist”, says Arina Pouzoullic , founder and curator of Second Petale Gallery. , about the Jewelery Talents of Today initiative, the first edition of which saw works by Sarah Ho, Kayo Saito, Ulla and Martin Kaufman, Tomasz Donocik and Chiara Passoni go on sale in June, alongside jewelry pieces of some of the greatest houses in the world. “Audiences want to see things they’ve never seen before and learn more about art, and brands need a relevant, quality customer base and wide exposure. This is an unparalleled opportunity. for the creator.”

At a time when new artists are increasingly sharing the poster with more established names – see the recent Force of Nature exhibition in London – and when collectors are as interested in emerging talents as in the latest creations from the houses heritage, Jewelery Talents of Today, provides an important platform for contemporary designers. The winter cohort presented during this second edition will benefit from the reach of Christie’s worldwide audience, which for the summer event amounted to 10,480 visits from 38 countries, i.e. 89% of the lots sold. Meanwhile, collectors can access a diverse list of contemporary designers on an upward trajectory.

According to Mafalda Chenu, jewelry specialist at Christie’s Paris, the six jewelry artists were handpicked for their new vision: “Our selection criteria were multiple: unique creations, strong artistic identity, excellence of craftsmanship, timelessness and relevance. creations beyond geographical borders. .” “And then we listened to our feelings, we looked for flair” adds Pouzoullic, “on a personal level, each time I choose a work, I covet it because it resonates or challenges me.”

“Art should encourage you to elevate yourself. A jewel is art in miniature, the soul of the craftsmen goes into this little thing that creates an emotional response”, says Pouzoullic. “A purchase is not only a personal pleasure, but also an investment in the practice of the artist.” By endorsing the designers below, Christie’s promotes contemporary jewelry art to the global art market and maintains their work for industry endorsement. And as one of the artists who took part in the summer edition said, “you can create the most beautiful jewels in the world, but if no one can see them, it’s useless. Art should be on stage and Christie’s is one of the best stages in the world.”

NUDE by Dries Criel

This former dancer creates bold and asexual jewelry inspired by travel, architecture and art. Handmade in Antwerp and worn by Lady Gaga, her jewelry is contemporary conversation starters. The curators have chosen a set of three rings for the Talents Joailliers d’Aujourd’hui selection, in gold, diamonds, titanium and enamel.

Estimate: €8,000 – €12,000

Path of the Luz

A master jeweler whose work can be found at the V&A Museum in London and the Museum of Art & Design in New York, Camino creates unique and limited-edition pieces inspired by nature, using new materials to create rare jewellery. Her Iris Petale earrings feature detachable amethyst drops on enamel, diamond and amethyst petals.

Estimate: €10,000 – €15,000

MAD Jewelry

Award-winning designer Alix Dumas went big when she launched her own jewelry line in 2020, after five years on the bench of one of the world’s foremost jewelry artists. Her striking jewelry features bold shapes and a strong use of color, such as the Night Eternity Ring, made from responsibly sourced Sri Lankan gold, sapphires and diamonds.

Estimate: €12,000 – €18,000

Mary Mas

Known for her kinetic jewelry, Marie Cabirou’s work challenges traditional notions of jewelry, while remaining extremely wearable. After cutting his teeth alongside Raf Simmons at Maison Christian Dior Couture, Cabirou launched his own brand in 2015 and has since developed a clientele for his patented jewelry. It presents the Imperial Wave earrings, whose diamond branches are movable and can be worn pointing up or down.

Estimate: €15,000 – €20,000

Rosebush (top)

Founded in 1978, Rosior has built on a century of family expertise in goldsmithing to become one of Portugal’s best-known fine jewelry houses. The jewelry is produced from start to finish in the company’s own workshops, with an emphasis on vibrant color. In sapphires and emeralds, the Leaf earrings were created by the founder of the house José Manuel Rosa, who died in 2020.

Estimate: €10,000 – €15,000

This former Place Vendôme jeweler translates his minimalist vision of luxury into finely handcrafted architectural jewelry. His starting point is often the color of the precious stones he uses to accentuate the movement of a piece, such as the gold and tsavorite bracelet on sale, made with the help of master foundries, polishers, cutters and setters.

Estimate: €20,000 – €30,000

The Jewelery Talent of Today curation is part of the Online auction Christie’s Paris Jeweleryby Christie’s Paris Joaillerie and Second Petale GalleryNovember 30 – December 14.

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