I am sure you will have at some point dropped a charm from a treasured necklace, lost an earring or perhaps even a cufflink… I can’t unfortunately return them all to you, but I may have an interesting solution.
Territori is a miniature treasure chest of unique, beautiful jewellery in the heart of the 11th arrondissement. No doubt the artistic window display will beckon you in to discover a couple of independent jewellers’ collections and most importantly, the work of the young owner. Alessandra’s jewellery is often influenced by nature, is playful with textures, bright colours and channels a curious mix of the old and new.
It’s no wonder because the idea behind her work is to take something that has already lived or is now unwanted and unloved, and to clean, repair and breathe a new life into it. Naturally, the pieces cannot be mass-produced, and I love the idea of polishing up a forgotten object and allowing its hidden value to shine. Perhaps, take in an object that is dear to you and let it be transformed into a wearable one-off statement piece, or take in an abandoned earring and see if it can be matched up with a new partner. When I last visited, she showed me how she’d seen the potential of a tiny silver coin and embedded it into a ring. The possibilities are endless!
You can also take in jewellery that needs repairing or re-plating, and leave them in the care of the owner.