In memory not only of an extraordinary love, but above all an independent woman.The classic geometric shape and contrasting finish lend this collection a timeless vintage look.With a refined appearance, the pieces are feminine and wearable for every occasion. And yet theform is rare - perfect for passing on as an heirloom to daughters and granddaughters.The collection is symbolic of what is perhaps the most famous and unusual love story of them all.The philosopher and theologian Abaelard was tutor to Eloise and the two embarked upon apassion, but secretive love affair. The conventions of the time (around 1150) meant that although they were married, they had to live apart.The correspondence between the two made them famous. Eloise became a nun and later, asabbess, established a new convent, based in part on the suggestions of Abaelard. Abaelard corresponded with Eloise and the convent until his death, acting as advisor. Measured by our modern standards, she was a self-assured and talented woman. The subtlety and elegance of her formulations meant that she is remembered as an accomplished writer. There is an interesting parallel with the story of the oldest daughter of Victor Mayer. Else, a beautiful young woman, founded a congregation shortly after the First World War, also becoming an abbess and a leading proponent of women's rights. In 1817 a neo-Gothic tomb was erected to Eloise and Abaelard in the cemetery of Père Lachaise, in which their mortal remains were interred. Since then, pilgrims from around the world have travelled to the famous tomb to swear their undying love. Set in a quatrefoil of pink gold, the hand-guilloched, beaten grey gold shimmers like the finest silk.The quatrefoil is a Gothic form that traces its beginnings to the lifetime of Eloise. The Basilica of St Denis, to which Abaelard retreated as a monk following his separation from Eloise, is regarded as a prime example of Gothic architecture.
Ring, 18kt rose and grey gold, diamonds 1.63ct. Limitation 75 pcs.
Ring, 18kt rose and grey gold, diamond 0.01ct, guilloché. Limitation 500 pcs. [V1654-00-00-00-104]
Ring, 18kt rose and grey gold, diamonds 0.48ct, guilloché, Limitation 300 pcs. [V1661-00-00-00-104]
Precious ring, 18kt rose and grey gold, diamonds 1.63ct. Limitation 75 pcs.
Necklace, 18kt rose and grey gold, with guilloche, diamonds 2.43ct. Limitation 75 pcs.
Earrings, 18kt rose and grey gold, guilloché, diamonds total 1.89ct. Limitation 75 pcs. [V1665-00-00-00-104]
Classic ring, 18kt yellow and white gold, diamonds 0.48ct, guilloché, Limitation 300 pcs. [V1661-00-00-00-104]
Petite ring, 18kt rose and grey gold, diamond 0.01ct, guilloché. Limitation 500 pcs. [V1654-00-00-00-104]
Necklace, 18kt rose and grey gold, with guilloche, diamonds 0,42ct. Limitation 150 pcs. [V1658_00_00_00_10445]