Best of the Best 2016: Style | Jewelry: Suzanne Belperron
Brand Revival: Suzanne Belperron
The work of the celebrated French jeweler Suzanne Belperron is on display in a recently opened Fifth Avenue salon that offers vintage pieces as well as newly created ones (example shown) based on her original sketches. Designed by noted architect Daniel Romualdez, the new salon resembles an elegant 1930s Parisian apartment, recalling the milieu in which Belperron first gained widespread recognition for her avant-garde jewelry. (belperron.com)
By The Numbers
- 9,300+: Number of gouache paintings and drawings of jewelry designs—many of which were never produced—in the Suzanne Belperron archives.
- 0: Original Belperron designs bearing her signature. “My style is my signature,” she reportedly said.