Roger Jean-Pierre was a French jewelry designer who began designing jewelry in 1934 for Elsa Schiaparelli and later, Jean Clement. Many of his pieces produced with Elsa Schiaparelli are on display in the...LEARN MORE
Roger Jean-Pierre was a French jewelry designer who began designing jewelry in 1934 for Elsa Schiaparelli and later, Jean Clement. Many of his pieces produced with Elsa Schiaparelli are on display in the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Pieces by Roger Jean-Pierre are characterized by his glamorous designs, often flanked in rhinestones carefully set in intricate patterns. His pieces speak to high fashion and look as if they were worn by the haute couture clad models adorning Vogue. A true craftsman, Roger Jean-Pierre drew inspiration from the fine detailing of the Edwardian era. Whether he was the Director at the Maison Francis Winter working for Balenciaga, or designing dazzlers for Dior, Jean-Pierre always made the protoypes himself.
At his prime, Roger Jean-Pierre only worked for the greatest couturiers. Most notably, he received the Oscar for fashion in 1960 and finally decided to open his own shop the same year. Despite his continued success and talent for making jewelry, Roger Jean-Pierre ended his career in 1976 at the age of 65.BACK TO SHOP
|GEMSTONE(S)||Faux Turquoise, Paste|
|CONDITION||Excellent - minor scratching on metal|
|MARKINGS||Roger Jean Pierre|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||France|
Diamond & Turquoise Paste Inverted Leaf Dangle Earrings, Circa 1960
Known for his intricate designs and opulent pieces, a Roger Jean-Pierre piece is fit for haute couture. True to his style, these faux turquoise and paste 3 1/2" inch dangle earrings feature an articulate doorknocker drop of prong-set paste and turquoise dangling delicately from a dome. A central pear-cut turquoise hangs from within a navette paste hoop to give depth to these ornate 1960's earrings.
The earrings are in excellent condition, with only minor scratching on the metal. They maintain a Roger Jean Pierre marking on the clip-on backs.