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French jewelry designer Raymond Templier

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Daisy brooch from the collection 'Summer'. Czech beads, faceted beads, swarovski crystals, Japanese beads, crystal ribbon, strass chain. 7cmFrench jewelry designer Raymond Templier

Clip ‘Snail’, 1925 – 1930. White gold and silver, black enamel and pearls. French jewelry designer Raymond Templier (1891-1968)

French jewelry designer Raymond Templier
R. Templier is best known for his art deco and abstract design in the 1920s and 1930s. He became one of a small group of art deco innovators who created works in a minimalistic geometric style, focused on cubism and images of industrial production.
Born into a family of jewelers, Raymond Templier took courses at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. His jewelry designs are composed of interlocking geometric shapes, and contrasts between polished and shiny. His work is a major part of 20th century jewelry creation through the excellence of forms, play of materials, and balances.
According to Templier, he saw ideas for jewelry literally everywhere. For example, when walking along the streets. He was ready to respond to everything – wheels, cars and modern mechanisms. The most daring of his contemporaries, he easily turned the propellers of an airplane, gears and connecting rods into brooches and clips made of precious materials.
Noteworthy, Raymond’s father and grandfather were jewelers. It was his grandfather who founded Maison Tamplier in 1849. His sophisticated clientele sought mainly jewelry for family celebrations: engagement, weddings and anniversaries … Could he imagine the modernist creations of his grandson?


The star of the Metropolis Brigitte Helm in the earrings-skyscrapers and the diadem of Raymond Templier, 1928

The star of the Metropolis Brigitte Helm in the earrings-skyscrapers and the diadem of Raymond Templier, 1928

One of his jewelry designs – “Skyscrapers” earrings made of platinum demonstrate the ideas of constructivism. In addition, Templier adorned the geometric elements of his precious designs with bright enamel or Japanese varnish.

French jewelry designer Raymond Templier

1942 Brooch. In collaboration with the Hungarian sculptor Gustave Miklos

1942 Brooch made in collaboration with the Hungarian sculptor Gustave Miklos

A pair of hanging earrings with aquamarines and diamonds by Raymond Templier. About 1930. Flat surfaces are characteristic for the products of this master

A pair of hanging earrings with aquamarines and diamonds. Circa 1930. Flat surfaces are characteristic for the products of this master

Art Deco Brooch and sketch

Art Deco Brooch and sketch

Art Deco Brooch Sketches

Art Deco Brooch Sketches

Bow shaped brooch

Bow shaped brooch

Brooch Sketches

Brooch Sketches

Diamond, Platinum, enamel brooch

Diamond, Platinum, enamel brooch

Gold ring with a diamond, 1935

Gold ring with a diamond, 1935

Elegant art Deco brooch

Elegant art Deco brooch

Made in 1930s Platinum and Diamond Brooch Clip

Made in 1930s Platinum and Diamond Brooch Clip

Modernist creation by Templier

Modernist creation by Templier

Platinum bracelet with diamonds, 1934

Platinum bracelet with diamonds, 1934

Platinum, Turquoise, Onyx and Diamonds brooch

Platinum, Turquoise, Onyx and Diamonds brooch

Traditional Templier design earrings

Traditional Templier design earrings

Jewelry design drawings

Jewelry design drawings

Templier adorned the geometric elements of his precious designs with bright enamel or Japanese varnish

Templier adorned the geometric elements of his precious designs with bright enamel or Japanese varnish

Traditional geometrical design

Traditional geometrical design