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Jewel of the day: Nicolette Absil Elongated Chrysanthemum Drop Earrings

These made-to-order earrings by Nicolette Absil feature her delicate enamel work. About the designer: “My work focuses on process and using enameling, the ancient art of fusing glass to metal, in a more contemporary manner. Nature serving as my inspiration, I illustrate serene and delicate imagery that I fuse into enamel and then set the work into hand fabricated settings. Recently, I have been working with multiples and repeating forms, as well as exploring the life cycles of flowers, capturing different stages of their existence.”

Chrysanthemum petals make for an effective design motif on the small surface of earrings. These are made with sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamel, graphite, 24k gold, and sell for USD$180.

 

Jewel of the day: Rene Lalique Chrysanthemum Bracelets/Necklace

Fall is the season for those ‘important jewellery’ auctions, meaning some lucky recipients (or perhaps less passionate investors) will be receiving some very incredible and rare pieces for the holidays.

This little item by Rene Lalique is a case in point. It is a pair of bracelets that can be linked to form a necklace (presumably a choker). Coming up for auction on October 21 at Doyle New York, the online listing is rather scant on details. To wit: “Pair of Art Nouveau Gold, Carved Glass, Enamel, Diamond and Natural Pearl ‘Chrysanthemum’ Bracelets/Necklace Combination, Rene Lalique”

The estimate is $500,000-700,000, plus tax and buyer’s premium.

Rene Lalique bracelets

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