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Elie Top Mécaniques Célestes

His unique collection features Baroque-inspired pieces with a distinct modern touch.

Ever look up to a starry sky and wonder just how incredibly beautiful the universe must be up close? Microscopes don’t do the fiery stars and rotating planets quite the justice they deserve. Fortunately for us, Elie Top’s new Mécaniques Célestes jewelry collection brings that beauty right to our necklines, wrists and fingers.

Tucked beneath a delicate golden hatch is an interplay of gold and silver stars that canopy and rotate around a central planet, whose stone is different depending on which piece you choose.

Elie’s unique collection features Baroque-inspired pieces with a distinct modern touch. Each piece holds at least one mini galaxy of its own; and on his necklaces, bracelets and rings, tucked beneath a delicate golden hatch is an interplay of gold and silver stars (diamonds) that canopy and rotate around a central planet, whose stone is different depending on which piece you choose.

Elie Top

The piece becomes more casual when donning the golden latch, but then gains a level of opulence when it’s diamond encrusted rings and ornate celestial bodies are exposed.

With his art, Elie combines the exquisite, the delicate, the elegant, the subtle and the enchanting in every piece he creates. And within his collection is an underlying narrative that reflects a fundamentally human tendency to sometimes hide, sometimes expose our personal secrets and beautiful intricacies. What comes with this jewelry’s layer of mystery is the ability for the wearer to choose which aspect of the jewelry matches their daily mood. The piece becomes more casual when donning the golden latch, but then gains a level of opulence when it’s diamond encrusted rings and ornate celestial bodies are exposed. Every day brings a new mood, a new style and a different side of ourselves, so why settle for one look?

When I went to see his new collection for myself, I was without words. Incredible and novel and brilliant and beautiful all fail to sufficiently describe the nature of Elie’s collection. All I can say is, take a look for yourself. The mini galaxies in Elie’s pieces are quite literally out of this world.

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Portrait by Saskia Lawaks

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