Laura Gallon Joaillerie – Alice: Sentimental Value is a Gem to Behold | Words by Nafiseh Soolari

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The yearning for a time of charm is a never ending pursuit.

Art Deco is a shining example of a time that got it right and it has been the source of inspiration ever since—one that serves our nostalgia to this day.

Enter the collection by Laura Gallon titled Alice, Art Deco motifs abound doused in the sweet honey of French refinement. A fan motif spun into a magical charm as a symbol of love from her grandfather to her grandmother. Natural diamonds and gemstones in vibrant colours speak life into the pieces. Laura smiles and you see her eyes light up when she specifically explains her love of gemstones. To reveal new stones in her work and to convey their significance is something she dearly enjoys. Her favourite stone that she wants to introduce one day is the Alexandrite, she launches into a discussion about the natural shade changes the stone goes through from purplish-red rippling to blue and green. 

You see the motif glitter as rings, necklaces, and dainty earrings. The color compositions also remind you of the Art Deco colours and you feel like you are holding a symbol of love and a stone that carries an aura, something to pick and choose as you resonate with it.



Nafiseh Soolari

Nafiseh Soolari is a creative consultant, writer and photographer— "I love translating the beauty I see in all the moments around me, people, places, things; and I aspire to share my vision: to create a single moment for me and you to connect and realize what this amazing world has to offer..."