it looks so complicated
I can’t handle this
These earrings were given to the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm in 1887. The only description in their online archive is “French gold”.
I don’t know if “French gold” refers to a special alloy popular at the time, a design style that was à la mode, or simply the fact that it was produced by French goldsmiths. Does anyone know?
At first, the earrings didn’t speak to me, not at all. What I see is an overly decorative design, where the romantic flower theme seems to get rubbed in my face, wherever I look.
But then… I fell in love with them anyway. Balance. Exquisite elegance. Robust, yet delicate.
This is exactly what happened to me and the French language. I first refused to have anything to do with it, but when one day I had to, I came to love and admire it.
So here they are, earrings in French gold, the French language reinterpreted in jewellery. Behold the natural savoir faire.
Inspired by online jewellery collections, I occasionally introduce an image together with a few words. I call it Storytime, because I beleive that jewellery carry so many stories. You are more than welcome to add your own words and thoughts in a comment, I’d love to hear what this triggers with you!