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 mounted these little pendant wonders 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: the upcycled pendant
This is an Yves Saint Laurent gold (1.5cm). The iconic YSL logo is affixed to it in the center. The pendant is mounted as a necklace on a gold-plated stainless steel rope chain (45cm extension).
MATERIALS AND QUALITIES
Our jewelry has been designed so that your skin, which does not have a neutral pH, is never in contact with the button, in order to prevent any allergic reaction for you, and to limit wear and tear on the jewelry. For this we use quality primers. Our buttons are mounted on gold plated stainless steel (chains included). The buttons are often made of metal, and should not be too exposed to water, although they have been designed by the Fashion Houses to withstand washing or pressing.
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.