The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger by Chantal Bizot, Marie-Noel de Gary, Evelyne Posseme & Helen David-Weill

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The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger by Chantal Bizot, Marie-Noel de Gary & Evelyne Posseme
Preface by Helen David-Weill

folio. pp. 157. colour & b/w illustrations. bibliography. hardcover. dw. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., [2001].

ISBN-10: ‎ 0810941813 / ISBN-13: 9780810941816


“Jean Schlumberger created the most glamorous jewels of the 20th century,” John Loring wrote in Abrams’ book Tiffany Jewels. This resplendent retrospective volume features fabulous works spanning Schlumberger’s entire career, from his early button designs for Elsa Schiaparelli’s couture collection to his famous jeweled creations for Tiffany & Co., where he worked from 1956 until his retirement in the late 1970s.

In Paris in the 1930s, Schlumberger’s inventive designs caught the eye of such influential admirers as famed Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and by the time he began working exclusively for Tiffany & Co., he was the most celebrated jewelry designer of his day. Over the years his extravagant and exotic designs of animal and flower motifs garnered a devoted following of celebrities, among them Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, and Jacqueline Onassis. Pieces by Schlumberger are still among the most popular sold at Tiffany & Co. today.