Between her fingers Eloise Fiorentino transforms metal into pure, light and voluptuous jewelry.
Lightness, voluptuousness, feminine jewellery
One of the few representatives of antique artisan crafts in Paris, Eloise Fiorentino offers delicate and timeless jewelry made from hammered or chopped metal, shaped into aerial forms. Each piece is handmade in her studio in Paris. One can discover oversize loops earrings, imposing necklaces or rings made to measure with precious metals.
After studying at the Jewelry school from Rue du Louvre in Paris, the designer worked a few years alongside Hervé Van der Straeten before launching her eponymous label. Her expertise is reflected in her creations: The technique and material lies at the heart of her work. Whether shaping the metal to create light and refined volumes, or working the surface to highlight random patterns, each Eloise Fiorentino piece is unique.
The brand is all about creating jewelry that one cannot see elsewhere. Eloise loves the luminosity of gold and wanted to make it more accessible. So she created brass jewelry that is mostly gold or silver plated. Her creations have light, soft and voluptuous forms. Using brass allowed her to design voluminous pieces while keeping her jewellery light and easy to wear.
Inspired by the elements of nature and the earth, Eloise Fiorentino transforms metal into pure, light and voluptuous jewelry.
The magic of metal
Eloise Fiorentino learned to work with metal, and considers this knowledge to be a treasure. The day she learned to weld was magical to her: how the metal heats up, how the welding shines, and the amazing range of possibilities this offers, was an exciting discovery to her. One has to be precise and careful, there is a dosage required between the power of fire and the amount of material to be heated.
The technique and the use of material are the origin of her work: the designer puts the metal in form, sculpts it, looking for the right curve, or the movement that will best represent the vision she has in mind. She uses mostly brass as her metal of predilection, which allows her to create big pieces, giant earrings or huge necklaces. She works on balance and movement, positioning on the body. Eloise loves when the jewel is not fixed, when the different elements of the piece are interacting, moving with our movements.
“Purity of form that I love is found in nature where everything is light, subtle and uncertain. I am not looking for perfection, I like when the gesture is reflected in my work, when it guides me.”