Phillips Flawless X Vivarium
Showcasing the work of 20th and 21st Century Female Designer-Jeweller
May to June 2021
In this first themed private sales exhibition, together Phillips Flawless and Vivarium by Vivienne Becker throw the spotlight onto jewels created by female designers of the 20th and 21st century.
The aim is to show how women have influenced and shaped our modern world of jewels, to amplify the female voice in jewellery and to present a curated selection of jewels of intense individuality and originality: jewels conceived by women for women as powerful, emotive expressions of personal style.
While in no way is this intended as an exhaustive representation of the genre, we have chosen jewels and jewellers from different decades, each with a story to tell, a strong, well-defined point of view and instantly recognisable style.
In all it is, we hope, a selection that illustrates and illuminates the variety and ingenuity of creative vision, and the ways in which female designers have challenged the status quo, broken boundaries, dared to experiment with colour, material, form, craftsmanship and most of all to bring new meanings and messages to the art of the jewel.
Woman to Woman is dedicated to the memory, and the genius, of Elsa Peretti (1940-2021) who turned the tide of jewellery design in the 1970s, creating jewels that women could buy for themselves, and wear for their own pleasure and self-expression. She distilled emotion, energy, archetypal symbols, the natural world, and her own humanity into pure and perfect forms, minimal yet sensual, modern yet ageless; jewels that reach across generations and cultures to become enduring amulets, emblems of contemporary femininity, small, deeply meaningful treasures to keep close to us at all times.
Paul Redmayne, Head of Private Sales, Jewellery
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