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Souvenir Extraordinaire

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Maison Tournaire

I make no secret out of the fact that I love jewelry. From the super-fine to the goofy, a pretty jewel can lift my spirits any day. Today’s fine jewelers produce pieces like I’ve never seen before, and they are brightening up my otherwise crazy day.

A truly global brand, the Lyon-based Maison Tournaire explores iconic architecture from around the world in their beautiful, very collectible pieces. They refer to their city-inspired jewels as souvenirs. What an amazing idea! I’m particularly fascinated by their secret Eiffel Tower ring. I could certainly see myself wearing that for years to come…

The brand’s head, Philippe Tournaire, credits his childhood illness with helping him find his passion.

“[When I was] small I disassembled the clocks, to understand the reasons for this magic tic-tac and to have the pleasure to go up. My great-grandmother, Marthe, who loved me very much and whose benevolent gaze reassured me, made me learn my lessons when my asthma prevented me from going to school. And when she saw me tinkering with revivals, she liked to say, to anyone who wanted to hear her: “This one is a future jeweler.”

– Philippe Tournaire

The brand has also paired up with the iconic French pen brand BIC to create a line of beautiful BIC pens accented with bronze.

You can see all of Maison Tournaire’s magnificent architecture-inspired jewels on their website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Souvenir Extraordinaire

  1. Maybe because I am male, I don’t understand all this fancy jewelry. My wife never wore much either. Now I totally agree every one of today’s posts is beautiful. Unique also. Very interesting to look at. – Hal

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  2. Unique …yes…the bracelet maybe but most just too chunky.

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  3. Woah! These are all incredible. I absolutely love them. I really like the shapes and colours in the abstracted pieces but I am utterly smitten with those architectural pieces. What a fantastic idea and superb execution. I completely adore those. What a fantastic idea.

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  4. The New York ring looks like something an edgy/artsy New Yorker would actually wear…(or so I’d like to imagine). And what about the grandmother’s prediction? It’s so true that positive things happen to children who are reinforced, loved and encouraged.

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