SOLANGE AZAGURY-PARTRIDGE

Solange Azagury-Partridge, an iconoclastic London-based designer, launched her eponymous label in 1990. With her playful, inspired, impertinent and colourful language, she offers a new definition of jewellery design.

SELF-TAUGHT

Solange Azagury-Partridge is a self-taught designer who combines precious and semi-precious stones in highly artistic pieces. «There comes a day in every woman’s life when she wakes up wanting jewellery» believes Solange, for whom this moment occurred in 1987, when she designed her own engagement ring. This uncut diamond embedded in a simple band launched her creative adventure in the world of jewellery. Solange Azagury-Partridge established her own brand in 1990 and opened her first store in London’s Notting Hill in 1995. In 2001, Tom Ford appointed Solange creative director of the jewellery firm Boucheron, where she worked for three years before returning to London in 2004 to focus on her own flourishing brand.

ICONOCLASTIC

Her distinctive creations are synonymous with exquisite extravagance. Her British originality is immediately appreciated by international customers receptive to her boldness on a quest for singular jewels. Even though she shakes up the traditional rules of luxury jewellery, each of her creations reflects the know-how and techniques of this form of art. Combining craftsmanship with instinct and juxtaposing the most precious materials with popular imagery, Solange leaves an unmistakable mark on her pieces.

ARTISTIC

Solange remains true to her original philosophy: «I just want my jewels to add a bit of joy to life». Her work and creative input have been widely recognised in the field of contemporary jewellery. In 2003, she was nominated for the Designer of the Year award presented by London’s famous Design Museum. Her jewellery is on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Her creations can be found in her boutique space at Hôtel Costes in Paris.