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Croisillon Bracelet
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Croisillon Bracelet

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What better way to emulate Jacqueline Kennedy's style than by wearing her favorite bracelet? Designed by Jean Schlumberger (1907–87), the Croisillon bracelet, with its bold enamel hues punctuated by gold bands and X’s, is the result of a 19th-century process in which enamel is layered over gold leaf. The First Lady’s Croisillon bangle (the first one, at least) was a gift from her husband, John F. Kennedy, who bought it at Tiffany & Co. in 1962. The piece quickly became a staple of her daytime wardrobe. In fact, she wore a stack of them so often the press took to calling them the “Jackie bracelets.” 

Schlumberger was a free-spirited visionary who rebelled against his parents — when they sent him to Berlin to study banking, he soon moved to Paris, where Elsa Schiaparelli gave him his first big break making buttons. He had a fantastical imagination, which he explored through natural motifs like sea creatures, shells and plants. The self-taught Frenchman was hired by Tiffany & Co. in 1956. Greta Garbo and Diana Vreeland were among his notable clients, and the philanthropist and heiress Bunny Mellon, who owned a substantial collection of Schlumberger’s work, became one of the designer’s dearest friends. (The two often sat together while he drew, and events in her life shaped his work.) Schlumberger had an eye for detail that made him an industry trailblazer. The enduring popularity of the Croisillon, with its bright enamel and hand-textured molten-gold motif, is evidence of his design acumen.

Croisillon Bracelet

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Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. Gold, Green Enamel and Diamond Bangle Bracelet This bangle bracelet has the bombé bangle applied with patterned apple green enamel, continuously set with diagonal rows ...
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Late 20th Century Artist Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Croisillon White Enamel Gold Bangle
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A classy cuff bracelet made in 18k yellow gold and white enamel from the famous Schlumberger Croisillon collection for Tiffany & Co. The bracelet is decorated with a golden ''X'' on ...
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20th Century More Bracelets

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Croisillon Bracelet
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Always iconic Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Croissillon 18KT yellow gold bracelet of Paillone peridot green enamel. The bracelet measures 6 3/8 inches in diameter - to fit a 6.5 medium...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Bangles

Materials

18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schulmberger Iconic Copper Enamel Turquoise Bracelet
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This iconic Bracelet from Tiffany is by no other than Jean Schlumberger. This bracelet is iconic expensive and hard to find. Many of his other enamel bracelets are easier to find but...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Bangles

Materials

Turquoise, 18k Gold