BELPERRON TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT MASTERPIECE LONDON
Revered jewelry company will be shown for the first time along-side Verdura
June 30 – July 6, 2016
New York, NY (June 2016): Belperron, which recently opened its first flagship location in over forty years on Fifth Avenue, New York, will make its UK debut at Masterpiece London this year. Belperron will be showcasing important vintage jewelry as well as introducing their first new collection from the archives.
Highlights from Belperron’s inaugural collection include the vintage “Double Coronet” Cuff with aquamarine, ruby and gold set with 10 pear-shaped aquamarines and 27 round and oval cabochon rubies, circa 1945-1955. This important cuff illustrates Madame Belperron’s cultural inspirations: the paisleys of the Orient, Mayan ornaments, tribal designs from Africa, Congolese art and Asian cherry blossoms. She was a sculptress with a gift for divining beautiful shapes and an innate ability to make them flatter the wearer. Asked why she never signed her work, she famously stated “My style is my signature.” Also on view will be the stunning “Spire” or vintage Spiral Bracelet, with 20 virgin 22 karat stylized spirals and 72 old-mine cut diamonds and 16 baguette diamonds and the signature “Wave” necklace from Belperron’s current collection featuring 18 karat gold and 10 brilliant-cut bezel set diamonds.
Now in its sixth year, Masterpiece London is one of the leading international art and antiques fair and a highlight of the season for serious collectors. Masterpiece presents a snapshot of the history of art and design from antiquity to the present day. The fair takes place from June 30 through July 6, on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea SW3.