Word curio has appeared in 14 articles on NYTimes.com over the past year, including Jan. 22 in “4 independent designers to watch on the fine jewelry sceneby Tina Isaac-Goizé:
For Marc Auclert, modernity rhymes with the past. 12 years ago, with 15 years of experience in the high jewelry department of Chanel, as well as stints at De Beers in Tokyo and the precious stones department of Sotheby’s in Paris, he embarked on the transformation of the ancient curiosities he loves – ancient coins, prehistoric beads, delicate intaglios – into unique jewelry.
In his tiny and pretty shop on rue de Castiglione, one finds among the recent arrivals a ring adorned with a broken coin dating from the 3rd century BC. AD and bearing the profile of the Macedonian general Lysimachus, heir to Alexander the Great. Mr Auclert worked with his jewelry studio – drawing inspiration from the traditional Japanese technique of kintsugi, which accentuates fractures in cracked pottery with powdered gold or other precious metals – to fill in a missing section of the piece with white gold and diamonds.
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