Like its iconic chandeliers, Baccarat jewellery mesmerises with its beautifully coloured and exquisitely crafted crystal.
The glass works was founded in 1764 in the Lorraine region of eastern France and this year celebrates 250 years of Baccarat’s Crystal production. Baccarat’s history is merged with some key figures of the French aristocracy, as well as with rulers from around the world who have adorned their grand banquet tables with Baccarat’s finest tableware. Among them are Tsar Alexander II and his grandson Nicholas II, tsars of Russia who together have adorned the palace of Saint Petersburg with some of Baccarat’s finest candelabras and tableware. Also the 32nd sultan of the Ottoman Empire who introduced it to the palaces of the east and of course I couldn’t leave out the one-time Leamington resident, Napoleon III. The company is also integral to the rise of the French perfume industry, helping to put perfumers on the map with its extraordinary bottles. At its height in the early 1900s, they were producing 4000 bottles a day.
Now to the jewellery. Baccarat started to create jewellery in 1993 after a treasure emerged from the Baccarat archives: Luxor, a ring designed by Georges Chevalier in 1933 in pure art deco style. Baccarat jewellery is bold and modern and is still produced in the original 1764 factory in the town of Baccarat where it all began.
Here at Tustains we have a stunning collection of pieces focusing on the Psydélic and Fleure de Psydélic ranges. They come in colours from the liquid irradiances to their signature red which is created with a ‘union of fire, incandescent crystal and 24ct gold powder.’ So, proud of this colour, Baccarat have added a single red jewel on every single chandelier they create. We also carry the La Bague Pop rings made entirely from crystal and coming in eight beautiful colours. If you are looking for a statement piece this summer full of classic French style, Baccarat is it.