Gourmet Wear

Girls in Pearls

Pearls of Character by Isabelle Langlois Photo ©Courtesy Isabelle Langlois. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — Classic and contemporary, classy, too. Pearls have through the centuries been a symbol of beauty and purity and a favorite way to dress up just about anything. Cultured or natural pearls are formed when a mollusk produces layers of nacre around an irritant inside of its shell and so hidden within the shell pearls are regarded as possessing hidden wisdom and esoteric knowledge. Because of their natural luster they are often considered to be a symbol of the moon.

Pearls of Character pendant by Isabelle Langlois Photo ©Courtesy Isabelle Langlois. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

French jewelry designer Isabelle Langlois has brought out two perfect pieces in lustrous cultured pearls as the aptly named Pearls of Character. The pendant in the shape of a cross is punctuated by light pink pearls with smaller pearls in the center magnified by ribbons of pink gold encrusted with diamonds. The highly stylized ring takes the form of a pearl-filled wreath of yellow gold with or without diamonds.

Pearls of Character ring by Isabelle Langlois Photo ©Courtesy Isabelle Langlois. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Isabelle Langlois is the daughter and granddaughter of lapidaries in the Jura region of France. Lapidaries are artists and crafts people who form stone, minerals and gemstones using the lapidary techniques of cutting, grinding and polishing. In short the designer was born into a world of gemstones.
©The Gourmet Gazette

Boutique Isabelle Langlois
12 rue de la Paix
75002 Paris , France
+33 (0)1 42 46 7500
http://www.isabellelanglois.com

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