|Gemstones and Other Materials||Round brilliant diamonds estimated to weigh an approximate total of 36.9cts Baguette diamonds estimated to weigh an approximate total of 34cts|
|Condition Report||Extremely fine|
|Setting||Platinum with French assay marks and makers signature.|
|Weight description||103 grams|
|Dimensions||Necklace 18" / 45cm long Bracelets Bandeau|
Pierre Sterlé was a jeweller possessed of an exceptionally creative imagination. He was inspired by nature and the shapes and forms found therein but refused to be constrained by the formal rigidity of metal and gemstones which he sought to manipulate and infuse with movement and life. Renowned amongst his peers for inventing new ways to work with gold and for innovative jewels that saw him recognised with the DeBeers Diamond Award not once but three times, he was also beloved by his clients who ranged from Parisian high society to foreign dignitaries and royalty. This stunning necklace exemplifies his love of movement with its twisting undulating rows of contrasting brilliant and baguette diamonds that wrap sensuously around the neck (or wrist when worn as bracelets) with a wonderful fluidity. The exceptional craftsmanship displayed in this piece and the technical skill needed to set the stones within their highly articulated mounts pays tribute to Sterlé’s unending search for perfection in bringing his jewelled visions to life.
Literature & Exhibitions
Please see ‘Sterlé, Joaillier Paris’ by Viviane Jutheau 1990 for a photo of a very similar necklace with which Sterlé won the DeBeers Diamond Award.
The larger of the two bracelets featured in a stylish 1958 advertisement for Sterlé jewellery in a French magazine.