The gallery Elsa Vanier presents from May 31 to July 13, 2018 a new exhibition dedicated to Esther Assouline: "10 years of creation and exploration". The designer makes her jewelry in a traditional way in Paris and offers unique signature collections. With her new pieces, Esther Assouline offers us a trip back in time.
Those who follow me on social networks have already seen Esther's jewels that I regularly meet at various trade shows or during events open to the public. Esther works in yellow gold or platinum with colored stones or diamonds. She uses chasing as her favorite technique, bringing her jewels a refined and refined look. Colorful rings, romantic earrings or delicate necklaces are magical. Sometimes rough, sometimes poetic, her jewels always impress me and often question me. Through her creations, Esther tells us her story and the origin of her inspiration as much by the texture as by the patterns used.
Esther Assouline has a long history of collecting objects from the ancient world: fibulae, pearls and ornaments acquired in auction houses. "A call from its Mediterranean origins," she says. She watched her acquisitions, turned them over and over and took a long time to find them a place in her jewelry. When the time came, she knew how to integrate talismans and pearls in her ornaments: they will be mounted intact, as would a goldsmith of the time of the Ptolemies but with his vision, his sensitivity. The journey then took place naturally. She chose elements already drilled and began to integrate them into gold chains, in a rhythm of which she has the secret .
To celebrate a decade of creation, the gallery Elsa Vanier exposes twenty of its unique pieces, mainly necklaces and earrings created around antique ornaments of the Lower Egyptian period (- 664 to 32 BC). They tell of a period when his last pharaohs reign, at the crossroads of a thousand-year-old culture and new external influences.
So don't forget to take a walk at 7 rue Odéon in Paris from Tuesday to Saturday before July 13 to see the new exhibition and you will surely fall in love for the creations of Esther Assouline.