Jewel of the day: Taffin Ring

For your visual entertainment, what I believe is a ring from designer James Taffin de Givenchy. When I received an email that his site had been redesigned, I was curious to see if it was now actually more functional. I recall it being a vaguely artistic assemblage of Taffin pieces with very little information. Well, now there is absolutely no information at all. On the jewellery, that is. There is a detailed biography, and links to social media, press and a contact page, where you are invited to call to arrange a visit to the showroom. Maybe it’s just me, but I would at least like to know the materials of a piece I am considering buying before asking for an in-person visit to a showroom, where it’s a safe bet you have now created the expectation that you will buy.

I remain baffled as to why some jewellers will create a website that offers absolutely nothing in the way of information for potential buyers. Yes, this is expensive jewellery and it’s safe to assume that Taffin probably feels it should be bought in the same way as art. But even art galleries will post the canvas size, materials used, and some history of the piece. Otherwise, all you are looking at is pictures and where jewellery is concerned, sometimes you aren’t even sure what it is you’re looking at. I believe this is a ring. If you would like to arrange a visit, the contact information is here.

Taffin ring


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