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“I felt it was time to move up a level,” said Delfina Delettrez, who has added a substantial number of fine jewelry pieces to her line, which until now has been focused on silver and enamel pieces.

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The designer, who has always favored a Goth vibe, continued in that mood with such pieces as an oxidized silver skull ring with trembling rubies that form a heart, and a spooky group of articulated-skeleton hand jewelry. Delettrez raided her grandma’s cupboards for her presentation on Tuesday at Paris’ Le Grand Véfour restaurant, serving up her latest gems on the family silver.

Curious creatures from her line of cocktail rings — a curling gold-and-diamond crocodile or a black diamond bear — came threaded on knives and forks or nestled in spoons. Other wonders, such as an articulated-bat necklace with translucent ivy-green enamel wings, were presented on cake platters. The designer’s new sunglasses line, made in collaboration with Alain Mikli, was also on show, including a square red plastic style with a silver spider charm and its white web perched in one corner.

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