By  on July 5, 2011

PARIS — The likes of 16th-century Japanese menuki gold ornaments that samurai warriors would attach to their sword handles and Sumerian beads literally “as old as the pyramids” are among elements of a stunning collection of one-off contemporary jewelry pieces by Marc Auclert, who has opened a small boutique, Maison Auclert, on Rue de Castiglione here.

Auclert, a jewelry industry veteran who has worked for a number of prestigious brands, describes the concept as “a collector’s approach,” working with local jewelers to develop modern mounts designed to showcase precious antique “bits and pieces” picked up from dealers, private collections, auctions and flea markets over the past 20 years.

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