Ilenia Corti and Matteo Mena VERNISSAGE

Ilenia Corti and Matteo Mena VERNISSAGE

ART 108 blue firefly earrings with enamel

Dear Shaded Viewers and insect lovers,

ART 109 brown firefly ring with diams

This season Vernissage jewellery brings us "The Fireflies collector" it is all about light versus darkness, nature vs artificial, a pitch black night broken by the vague light of fireflies dancing away. It is a tribute to the almost extinct creatures. They like to build stories around their jewellery this time it is an old fisherman sitting on his wooden chair beside the lake, waiting for his eternal beloved, vanished in the woods in search of fireflies to capture the light. The girl, it is a tale, turns up as a firefly and he kills her without being aware of his gesture. Eversince then the old man , mad for love, wanders through the woods in search of fireflies, and their vague light… Fireflies in burnished silver and precious stones with touches of fluorescent enamel that lights only in the dark, only for those who can catch them…

ART 110 big trapped firefly bracelet

Cricket brooch 2
Dragonfly brooch 2

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.