In 1885, Jules Destape sold his jewelry studio to Lalique, which he eventually expanded to larger facilities. By 1894, he designed stage jewelry for Sarah Bernhardt, exhibited under his own name, and began participating at the Salon de la Societe des Artistes Francaise, which he continued to do until 1910.  He exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, where he won a grand prix and the Order of the Legion of Honor.  Lalique was known for his sensitivity to the design and craft aspects before the material, for using of plique-a-jour enamels, horn, and ivory, and for combining precious and nonprecious materials.  Lalique created jewelry, ornamental combs, collars, buckles.

Jewelry Galleries

Jewelry Gallery A