Dominique Aurientis, Parisian jewelry designer, created a stir with the announcement of her first collection in 1986, after earning her stripes at Christian Dior Couture Atelier. From Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bergdorf Goodman in America, her brand name soon became an international success. Her collections are always innovative, refined and timeless design.
This lovely gold-tone metal and faux cultured pearl brooch is a wonderful example of her creative craftsmanship. The brooch consists of a grouping of seven carefully designed clam shells, each with one, two or four faux cultured pearls attached to the outside. The ribbing on the shells and their placement on the brooch, play with the light creating glimmering highlights and shaded shadows. The brooch measures 3" in width and 2 1/2" in length with a French styled clasp. Marked "Dominique Aurientis - Paris" on a round cartouche. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition; one pearl has a tiny rough spot which is a manufacturing flaw, not a chip on the finish. You will appear as though you have just exited the runway at a major Paris fashion show.