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Phantom quartz, yellow gold, maker's mark, circa 1970


Real name Ohan Tuhdarian, Jean Vendome created his first jewelry collection in 1950. He never stopped working all his life, until his last breath in 2017. His protean talent summons the baroque and surrealist momentum just as much than the contemporary graphics giving these jewels this refined and very drawn appearance.  A sculptor in search of flaws, radiance, materials and colors, Jean Vendome, artist-jeweller, is a pioneer of modern jewel. 

Abundant, his creation resonates like a poetic and meaningful echo of the great artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century. From pop kinetics to the space dream of the Apollo 13 mission, her ornaments are transformed into Constellations, Aurora Borealis or Space in the 1970s. The Towers, the skyscrapers, the geometric volumes of her rings betray her passion for urban architecture. and the race for verticality. The 80s are those of "unreal walks", where he plays on the mimetic analogy of agates, fragments of eternity, jewels in matte and shiny gold with phantom quartz and quartz with an imprint. The 1990s were marked by the use of minerals with increasingly strong colors, what Jean Vendome calls his “wandering colors” or “freedom colors”. It's time to escape and dream.

Jean Vendome, ghost quartz ring

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