Monday, August 18, 2008

An American Blogger In Paris: Skalli Jewelry

Le Marais quarter in Paris is a fun and eclectic place. It has a mix of Judaica, a gay population, two (great) vegetarian restaurants, art galleries, trendy stores and falafel. We were there to meet Denyse of Grain De Musc and explore the Etat Libre d'Orange fragrance line (which will be the subject of another post), but on our way to the store, we stumbled upon an interesting looking jewelry boutique that attracted me with bright colors and clean, geometric lines.

Jean-Marc Skalli launched his line in 1997, first selling through other retailers and department stores before opening the first boutique in 2001. His jewelry is now sold at Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, as well as in five Skalli stores in Paris and one in Lille. The website promises that online shopping is coming soon, but doesn't specify a time frame.

The store also offers watches and (gorgeous) cuff links in addition to the expected earrings, necklaces and other pretties in glass, enamel and silver. I loved the pop-art feel of the designs and the strong colors, but didn't need too much time to zero in on this green necklace. It's different enough to make a statement without being over-the-top.

The address for the Marais store is 9/11 rue des Rosiers. 
Images: storefront from Skalli website, necklace photos are mine.


  1. ooh - pretty!

    If I ever get to Paris again... well, I better have a lot of money with me! (or a rich man...)

  2. Tania- I hear you. There's no limit to the amounts I could have spent in Paris. Just perfume and jewelry, stuff that I can't get in NYC, I wished I had unlimited funds.

  3. I love your jewelry and what a great article! How did you get into jewelry making?

  4. Skalli is the best, was at this store in September and they had a sale going with 50-70% off. So of course, I bought like 10 things! They also carry this line at bhv.


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