WOULD YOU LIKE A CUP OF COFFEE?
There’s no chic in the world quite like that of the Parisians. The romance, elegance and flair of the city make it a place which plays by its own rules — from food to fashion. There’s no better way to start a day’s exploration of the French capital than with a café au lait and a pastry, and with a coffee shop on every corner, you won’t be looking for long before you find your favourite.
The city has almost as many jewellers, so wandering the streets would undoubtedly bring you past some of the world’s most coveted names in the industry. From traditional businesses with over two hundred years in the game (we’re looking at you, Chaumet) to newer, innovative boutiques like White Bird and Medecine Douce, the Paris jewellery scene really does have it all.
So, in a city as diverse as this capital, is it possible to summarise its trends in a single, neat article? Probably not, but since we love a challenge, we’ve listed some mainstays down below. Next time you want to channel some French grace with your accessories, grab a coffee to get into character and make sure you tick at least a couple of these boxes.
Less is more when it comes to bracelets and necklaces. Opt for clean lines, fine chains and tasteful stones. By all means have some sparkle, but save the main event for the rings.
Forget jazz hands, we want jewelled hands. Statement rings, big stones and lots of impact are the order of the day when it comes to French rings, so really indulge yourself here.
Earrings are your playground; continue the minimalist trend with some simple studs, or coordinate your lobes with your fingers and go for more striking drop styles.
Watch yourself — timepieces are a must to complete the Parisian look. Have fun with the face-design but go for minimalist hands and numbering. A little glitz never hurt anyone, but don’t overload a diamond-heavy watch with lots of big rings. It’s all about balance.