Sylvie Corbelin Pays Homage to Klimt With Her Nocturne Ring



“I make jewelry with a spirit of resistance to ­fashion,” says Parisian designer Sylvie Corbelin, who created this Paris Nocturne Klimt ring as an ode to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, another artist who intentionally wanted his work to please a few (as opposed to the many). The ­decorative design pays tribute to Klimt’s Art Nouveau masterpiece Tree of Life, while also celebrating night (nocturne). That’s when, Corbelin says, “everything is slower and takes on a soft and quiet character.” Opal-icious With the painted opal as her starting point, Corbelin and her artisans used some of her favorite gemstones “to set and mix materials, like a chef with his recipe,” she says. “I think style is built this way. I hope my design brings strangeness, amazement, and fun to people!” Branch Lesson The designer’s inspiration for the ring came in the form of a small col
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