PIERRE STERLE (born in 1905) was a French jeweller famous for his 1940’s and 1950’s designs. In 1934, Pierre Sterlé opened a workshop on Rue St-Anne. Between 1934 and 1939  he created jewellery for jewellers including Boucheron and Chaumet., In 1939 Sterlé began to produce pieces exclusively for individuals. In 1945, he moved to Avenue de l’Opera near the Place Vendôme. . His pieces were produced for, and seen by, a select few. His favorite motifs included birds, wings, feathers, animals, and flowers. His designs were executed in a baroque, asymmetrical style and were typically embellished with a combination of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Some of them also featured “angel wire,” a mesh of sorts, which he created in 1957. During the 1960’s, he sold his business to Chaumet. In the 1970’s, he created “Oriental-style” jewellery for the firm.


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