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architecture de new yorkNew York Architecture and Art Deco Jewelry

In the aftermath of the First World War, New York city inspired the creators. At the heart of Art Deco aesthetics, let's discover how skyscrapers, urban lines and modernity profoundly changed the face of jewelry.

Inezita Gay-Eckel, Art Historian and Professor at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian and Professor at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Photos :Chrysler Building spire, Manhattan, by Carol Highsmiths/Raymond Templier - Design for a pendant 1925 Paris, musée des Arts décoratifs © MAD, Paris

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From the Gulf to France, the Forgotten History of Pearl Merchants

Marchands de Perles

From the early contacts in the 19th century to the intense collaboration and partnership until the Second World War, the trade for natural pearls from the Gulf contributed to the development of Paris as the pearl Capital. Numerous pearl merchants were involved in this trade as tremendous research in the archives has revealed.

Olivier Segura, Gemologist and Scientific Director at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Léonard Pouy, Art Historian PhD and Professor at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Photo: Pearl merchants in Bahrain, circa 1903 © Rights reserved

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