Icons of attraction
At Yvonne Léon, originality meets outré.
Her Parisian roots have treated her well. Her long line of family jewellers
proving to be quite the stimulus. Her father was after all the creator of the
two-sided earring style, where adornments lie on either side of the ear lobe.
That was in the 1980s. Now, Yvonne Léon has made that her trademark, her
bestseller – and her most iconic design.
Yvonne Léon’s starting point is always
vintage. Her fine jewellery heritage and flea market jaunts meeting halfway to
inspire her designs. Then, there is her intrigue with animals. The bee is one
of Yvonne Léon’s icons, among the many other animals in her Les Animaux
collection. A place where owls, seahorses, and dragonflies nest together is
unfathomable. But here at Yvonne Léon, that is a reality.
Always mixing and accumulating. That is the
idea that Yvonne Léon has put forth. Even more than that is the bold styling of
Yvonne Léon’s animated designs. Akoya pearls, corals, tsavorites, and black and
white diamonds in a myriad of shapes and sizes. They sure sit well together.
Even then, a single piece from any of Yvonne Léon’s collections will work all on
And if there’s one design you should take
home with you, it’s anything from the Les Dessou D’oreille collection. Those
ear jackets are, without a doubt, icons of Yvonne Léon.
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