Last week, Paris, France, was home to "Jewelry Day," an event designed to show off and create discussion based on creatively crafted jewelry pieces that serve as wearable art.
The New York Times reports that the Place Vendome, a venue which played host to the event, framed the pieces on display within the context of two themes: technology and nature.
Among the items featured was a bejeweled elephant cocktail ring that boasted a glittering emerald as a focal point.
The two themes might seem to conflict, but the news source points out that, "For high jewelry, made almost entirely by hand, technology is still part of the process, as computers are used to develop images and calculate geometric patterns."
Those who didn't catch the exhibition at the city of lights can still make it a point to peruse the estate jewelry options available to them. Vintage and estate items offers jewelry aficionados with plenty of timeless pieces that speak to specific decades and eras in fashion.