Publié le par Dominique Rose

A collaboration with the prestigious jeweler of the Place Vendôme, Lorenz Bäumer, has given birth to a jewelry-bezel made of 24-carat gold and sixteen diamonds set by hand eyewear.

Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration
Very refined, the frames are made of 24 carats gold. The “heartbeat” signature of Lorenz Bäumer has been adapted to the branches and paved with 0,13 carats of diamonds. The two creators have worked to fuse the Parisian sophistication and French know-how on two iconic models of Nathalie Blanc Paris. Timeless, this optical jewel is born of close collaboration between the jewelry workshops of the Place Vendôme and those of Jura, the cradle of eyewear excellence.

Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration

" I discovered Nathalie Blanc on the nose of a marvelous woman who dazzled me ... my wife! Her work immediately amazed me. When Nathalie offered to share my know-how I knew a great collaboration would come out of this project. This is how we decided to make women’s heartbeat with glasses that would combine diamonds and gold."

Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration"I discovered Lorenz Bäumer years ago.  I was obsessed with his heartbeat iconic jewel ring. I am so sensitive to his work and his way of shaking up the strict codes of jewelry. He constantly dares and innovates in a passionate and feminine style. I am very proud of our 4 hands creations."

Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration

Lorenz Bäumer’s workshop is in charge of setting the sixteen diamonds one by one on the piece, that will be welded to the elbow at a 1 000 degrees temperature by our own Jura’s factories. This setting required 45 minutes of work by heartbeat. Four round trips are necessary to finish the eyewear. These are the first glasses on the market on which sixteen diamonds are set by hand.

Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration

The unique frames require a year of work. Each element of the eyewear is welded to the frame and temples, including the Heartbeat. The eyewear’s 5 gold microns cladding is made by electrolysis (that is to say by the passing of an electrical current that permits the movement of ions of metal) in three successive 30 minutes baths, allowing thanks to their high quality to be hallmarked under the bridge. The “heartbeat” is placed on the temple and finishes on the elbow.

"I create all of my gradation colors, systematically in harmony with the frame’s color. These glasses that have a gradation emphasizing the gold and diamonds frame, also have anti-reflective glasses on the internal side. They are also available in optical." 
Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration

“The two iconic models of my collection have been chosen for this collaboration, my Alexandra with its butterfly shape and my Suzanne with its round shape.On these two models, I designed a reversed bridge to beautify the shape of the nose and highlight the facial contours."

Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration

"I decided to pick four variants of gold: white gold, yellow gold, pink gold and gold ruthenium. The fact we chose 24 carats gold permits to preserve the brilliance of this jewelry through time. Each frame will be numbered and attributed to a client who will receive a personalized certificate of authenticity.”

Vanille Clerc on Place Vendome wearing the Nathalie Blanc Paris and Lorenz Bäumer Luxury French Eyeware Collaboration