From Mine to Store: Sylvie Corbelin’s Golden Geisha Earrings

“A joyful vision of femininity” is how Sylvie Corbelin describes the gussied-up geishas she created in these one-of-a-kind earrings. The French artist, who works out of an atelier inside the famous Paul Bert flea market in Paris, felt the pull of the Japanese geisha because “she is a mysterious woman who dedicates her life to fine arts,” she says. “My jewelry is inspired by women who excel in the profession of art.” The unusual—and unusually diverse—mix of gems and metals was deployed in large part to “give volume” to the glamorous geishas. “Jewelry is a precious object that should not be flat,” adds the designer. No worries there—this dazzling duo is positively awash in anima.Robe CallThe (18k) golden girls feature 68.17 grams of sterling silver; 2.54 cts. t.w. diamonds (in the fans and “to give a silky finish to the kimono fabric”); 4.44 cts. t.w. rubies (

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