HISTORY: the pioneers of upcycled couture jewelry
At GIGI PARIS, we are traditionally specialized in vintage jewelry. In August 2020, we launched the concept of upcycling on Designer jewelry in France, in particular by installing our creations in the heart of Paris at Galeries Lafayette 🥰
CONCEPT: authentic pieces, upcycled
We have found sublime vintage buttons, taken from old suits, jackets or woolens from our favorite fashion houses. We have mounted these little wonders in earrings by hand, with all our love. We work with a collective of antique dealers in whom we have complete confidence as well as a team of experts who authenticate our antique pieces to us.
PRODUCT: small Yves Saint Laurent chips
These are small Yves Saint Laurent chips (1,5cm) gold color. These are streaked with the iconic YSL logo affixed to the center. They are sold in pairs.
MATERIALS AND QUALITIES: gold-filled, much more resistant and hypoallergenic
We have taken the greatest care in choosing the materials for our finishes, in order to guarantee comfort and quality. The chips are gold filled, the thickest form of gilding: 14 carats, or 50 to 100 times more gold than a jewel in "gold plated" which makes them much more durable, and especially hypoallergenic.
The findings of our jewelry are water resistant. The buttons being made of metal, it is nevertheless preferable not to expose them.
GIGI PARIS invents its upcycled products without any affiliation. It is to meet the challenge of the century, that of the climate emergency, that we have developed these techniques for recycling waste from the textile industry, the second most polluting industry. No one asked us to do it. We are free thinkers.
Our products are original creations by GIGI PARIS, handmade in Paris.