vetrina — April 17, 2022 at 4:00 am

Arthus-Bertrand, medal and jewels

A French Maison with behind more than 200 years of history: here are the jewels designed by Arthus-Bertrand.

Turn the hands of the clock back and you will arrive at the year 1083. The British finish the exploration of Australia and discover that it is an island. The Italian scientist Alessandro Volta begins the industrial production of his battery. The United States buys Louisiana from France for $ 15 million. And in Paris, after the establishment of the Legion of Honor, the Consulate and the army asked to produce decorations, made by the Arthus-Bertrand workshop.

Collana con medaglione Fabula Rouge in oro giallo e bianco, diamanti, smalto rosso
Collana con medaglione Fabula Rouge in oro giallo e bianco, diamanti, smalto rosso

The French goldsmith thus becomes a specialist in engraving. Even today the Maison produces medals and official decorations. But over time he has also added jewels. Also in this case, a good part of the jewels are dedicated to important moments, to celebrations such as weddings or anniversaries. However, there is no shortage of jewels to wear every day. At Arthus-Bertrand 250 specialized artisans work, in particular, to make silver and gold jewelry. They have nothing to do with officialdom, but they are very simple, modern jewels, which do not reveal the more than 200 years of history behind them. Knowing that there is a long history behind it, however, makes you appreciate more what you buy.

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