The Ring

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The fas­ci­nat­ing col­lec­tion of men’s rings as­sem­bled by the an­tique dealer Yves Gas­tou is be­ing show­cased in an ex­hi­bi­tion be­ing held in the ex­hi­bi­tion space in the Ecole des Arts Joail­liers, which is sup­ported by the high jew­ellery house of Van Cleef & Ar­pels. A Gothic, even mys­ti­cal world un­folds in the show in which a breath­tak­ing se­lec­tion of 500 rings is on dis­play. It is a his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tion with rings from an­cient Egypt, rings of the 17th cen­tury Vene­tian do­ges, 18th cen­tury enam­elled rings, 19th cen­tury me­mento mori skull rings, Amer­i­can biker rings of the 1970s as well as rings by con­tem­po­rary artists. The choice of rings is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the seven themes of the col­lec­tion, neo­clas­si­cal, chivalry, Gothic, re­li­gious, van­i­ties, eth­nic and odd­i­ties. In con­junc­tion with the ex­hi­bi­tion, a book, Men’s Rings, has been pub­lished by Al­bin Michel. -

Through to Novem­ber 30th Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm 31 rue Danielle Casanova (2nd), 01 70 70 36 00

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