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(31 mar - 29 apr) A quiet unfolding of ideas: Pamela Ritchie

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(31 mar - 29 apr) A quiet unfolding of ideas: Pamela Ritchie

Dates: March 31 (vernissage) – April 29, 2017 Location: Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, 4826 boulevard St-Laurent Facebook event It is with great excitement that Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h will be presenting «A quiet unfolding of ideas: Pamela Ritchie», from April 1 to April 29, 2017. This new exhibition aims at being both a retrospective and a tribute to a more than 35 years career artist, Pamela Ritchie, who is attending the gallery’s cases for the second time. The gallery represents the artist since 2005. She is the recipient of the prestigious Saidye Bronfman Award 2017, the foremost distinction in excellence in Canadian contemporary craft, one of the...

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Le Labo

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Le Labo

Yesterday I went to Trois-Rivières to the exhibition of contemporary jewelry “LE LABO” curated by Noël Guyomarc’h and the director of École de Joaillerie au Québec de Montréal, Mr Stéphane Blackburn. This exhibition is the gallery visualization of a project dedicated to creation, exploration, experimentation and reflection. “Le Labo” (the laboratory) takes place over two years on a monthly basis with small group meetings. The main goal of the workshops held by Noël Guyomarc’h is to break any traditional routines of jewelry imagining and creation. The first year is the exploration year, during the second one the participants create a collection with limited edition...

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Cartier necklace for the Fifth Avenue building

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Cartier necklace for the Fifth Avenue building

Architect Robert W. Gibson designed this Neo-Rennaissance 1905-built mansion. In 1917, his wife Maisie (on the painting) fell in love with Pierre Cartier’s double-strand necklace of 128 natural pearls, the jeweler offered a trade—the $1 million rare necklace plus $100 for the 52nd Street and Fifth Avenue mansion (at the time valued at $925,000) which would become his new boutique.

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Gold - karats and colours

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Gold - karats and colours

Hi guys! It is a beautiful winter day at the atelier, the snow is falling and I am reading about gold. I want to share some tips with those of you who are not an experienced jeweler (or buyer of gold, hehe), but with those who just like it and wants to know more to make a better choice at the shop and not to be cheated. KARATS With the karats we measure the purity of gold. The highes purity is 24 (no more!) which means that 24 parts out of 24 (99.9-100%) are gold. Beware not to be cheated...

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Expo'67

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Expo'67

As you might know, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Expo’67, event which brought Montreal up to the international arena. This necklace is called “The Red Thread”. I made it big and bright to tell the story of the USSR in Expo’67. Its presence passed as a red thread through the whole event not only because of the Cold War but also because the fair had been intended initially to be held in Moscow, to celebrate the Russian Revolution’s 50th anniversary. However, for financial and security reasons the Soviets had cancelled and Canada was awarded it in 1962. In addition,...

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