A Jewel of an Exhibition

French jewelers staged an unusual exhibit in Paris in November, showing more than 300 contemporary jewels for public viewing at Hotel Drouot Montaigne. The exhibit, Un Bijou d’Expo, the first in a series organized by the mayor of Paris, aimed to show creative expression in color. The series will feature everything from fashion and beauty to design and gastronomy.

In just five days, more than 5,000 visitors viewed the exhibit, which featured 20 separate displays. The jewelry, focused on color, varied in design and price. Included were precious and fine gemstones, colored gold and pearls, enamel, resin, and crystal.