Philippe Audibert Manchette silver/crystal bracelet in wide shape alternating rows of marquise cut crystals with rows of silver beads.
For the past twenty years, French designer and trained sculptor, Philippe Audibert has created stunning jewelry pieces, finding inspiration at home in the Parisian neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés. And his Fall 2010 collection is no exception gemstones are cut in bold geometric shapes and mixed in contrasting tones for super-drama. Featuring stackable bracelets, rings and more, the new line combines art deco style, potent architectural vibes and modern, clean lines.
According to Audibert, My designs are inspired by everything I see around me. Im inspired by the beauty of the individual gems themselves. I enjoy the creative part the most. I absolutely love to design, and I also enjoy listening to my customers suggestions, incorporating hints of their ingenuity as well.
Trained as an artist and sculptor, Audibert studied for eight years at the famed Academie des Beaux Arts before creating his first line of jewelry, hats, handbags, eyeglasses and decorative objects. Since then, hes collaborated with several top design houses and created exclusive runway collections for the likes of LAGERFELD GALLERY, PACO RABANNE, CACHAREL and AGNES B. And his jewelry pieces cuffs, sleeves, earrings, necklaces, rings and more have graced numerous fashion mag covers and celebrity standouts. In 1999, he established a partnership with Swarovski, and now owns exclusive rights to several shapes of multifaceted crystals.