In Collaboration
— with

Gaëlle Khouri

PHILOSOPHER. She is one of the top-notch rapidly rising talents on the international jewellery scene. She has had many lives that have nurtured her and organically led to her destiny: jewellery. Growing up in Tripoli, an academic city in Lebanon, graduating as a professional economist in New York, then doing business development internships at Oscar de la Renta and Elie Saab, all these experiences shaped her vision and edged her desire to create jewellery that would sharpen senses, stimulate reflection. As a philosopher, Gaëlle's work reflects on the notion of beauty and the way we perceive it. Is it through the innate knowledge or past life experiences and a range of memories? Her stimulus is both intellectual and emotional, inviting us to rise above the contradictions and decide for ourselves. She highlights that the undeniable truth remains that the concept of beauty is a concept that can never be fully grasped. Her works generously offer us that delicious feeling that makes the wearer feel special, initiated, connected to a mystery of the universe. In June 2022, Gaelle's work is presented at "JEWELLERY TALENT OF TODAY", a novel initiative that SECOND PETALE has put in place with CHRISTIE'S JEWELERY PARIS to spotlight remarkable talent on the global Jewellery Art scene. For the Auction, we have selected the "LA RÉFRACTION" earrings from the "RÉPERTOIRE DE FORMES" collection,- her new series of works "LA TRAHISON DE L'OBJET". "RÉPERTOIRE DE FORMES" explores the idea of Form, both a philosophical idea and an aesthetic object, far from a simplistic vision. To find out more about the initiative, visit the "JEWELLERY TALENT OF TODAY" COLLECTION. All images: courtesy of the designer