Introducing a dazzling new destination for vintage and rare jewellery
Words by Dominique Afacan
Imagine having a best friend who travels the globe sourcing the rarest and most unusual pieces of jewellery for you, from the most exquisite vintage finds that date back to the 1900s to the most covetable collectables the fashion world has to offer. Courtesy of The Reserve, you’ve just met your new best friend! Constance Cummings is the founder of Love and Object, an online destination for all of the above. Growing up immersed in the family business of jewellery, fashion and objets d’art, it was inevitable that Constance would develop a deep love for objects that were both beautiful and individual. Via loveandobject.com, Constance has curated a collection to die for that includes unique jewellery, accessories and curiosities from the likes of Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld and YSL. With so many rare pieces on offer it’s time to get online before you miss your chance! Here are three of the site’s current champions.
Aristocrat Hubert de Givenchy’s first collection debuted in 1952 and quickly became synonymous with understated luxury and timeless fashion. His designs were innovative and fresh yet never overbearing, allowing for a woman’s personality and sense of style to shine through. This choker is the ultimate showstopper, destined to drop the jaws of many. Sourced from a private collection in New York, it is so ‘of the moment’ you would swear Olivier Rousteing from Balmain was directly inspired by this piece for his jewellery collections.
Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, the fashion house quickly became a veritable fashion empire and a formidable ambassador of French elegance. It is the oldest Parisian fashion house yet it has remained one of the most relevant in the industry. Formerly owned by an ex-Vogue editor in New York, this pendant necklace is an excellent example of timeless style, striking design and the highest quality craftsmanship, three qualities for which Lanvin is renowned. This pendant necklace is an iconic piece of jewellery from the French fashion house, with its instantly recognisable graphic design that spawned many copy-cat replicas. Here is the chance to own an original and authentic piece of iconic jewellery design.
Celine was established in 1945 and began selling ready-to-wear in 1969. The Celine design ethos has always remained polished, quintessentially French and utterly chic. Phoebe Philo, the creative director who brought Celine to the forefront of fashion once again described Celine as a brand for life, one with a Parisian mood of elegance, decadence and reminiscent of those saucy and steamy Belle de Jour women. This bracelet was sourced from a private collection in Paris, and whilst timeless in style it will be the go-to accessory this season. Charm bracelets will be everywhere but this queen will reign supreme.