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Jean Schlumberger

French, 1907-1987

Jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger once said that he strived to “make everything look as if it were growing, uneven, at random, organic, in motion.” His jewels interpreted the vitality of the natural world with lively designs that included a moonstone-topped jellyfish brooch with sapphire tentacles exuding a watery shimmer and a ring encrusted with a burst of diamonds that “bloomed” like a flower bud.

A self-taught jeweler, Schlumberger’s mastery of color as well as his expertise as a draftsman brought his fantastic ideas to life. Born to a leading textile manufacturing family in Alsace, France, Schlumberger took to drawing as a child and showed promise as an artist, but his parents instead sent him to study banking in Berlin in the 1930s. Uninspired, he departed for Paris and began creating buttons for Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who also commissioned him for costume jewelry.

One of Schlumberger’s early pieces — a cigarette lighter in the form of a fish whose head opened to reveal the flame — demonstrated his skill for capturing the vivacity of nature in precious metal. The designer’s imaginative jewelry was in contrast to popular geometric lines of Art Deco, an independent vision he affirmed in the extravagant 1941 Trophée de Vaillance brooch created for fashion editor Diana Vreeland. An extravagant confection of diamonds, amethyst, rubies and gold, the brooch featured gemstones adorning an intricate intersection of tiny spears and a breastplate over a glittering shield.

After serving in the French army and the Free French forces during World War II — and surviving the Battle of Dunkirk — Schlumberger left war-torn Europe for New York and in 1946 established a jewelry salon with Nicolas Bongard. There, his vibrant work caught the eye of Tiffany & Co. After joining the American luxury jewelry house in 1956, he soon had his own studio on the mezzanine of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue store that he accessed by a private elevator. In his workshop, Schlumberger used a rainbow of gemstones, gold and diamonds to create some of the company’s most beguiling designs.

From striking earrings shaped like soaring wings to diamond birds perched on glittering gemstones, each of Schlumberger’s Tiffany designs dazzled. His supporters included Bunny Mellon, whose love for horticulture inspired commissions such as the Jasmine necklace with diamond blossoms flowering from a garland of colored sapphires, and Jacqueline Kennedy, who wore his Croisillon bracelets so often they became known as “Jackie bracelets.” Schlumberger retired from Tiffany in the late 1970s, but decades after his designs were introduced many of his popular pieces remain in production.

On 1stDibs, find an extraordinary range of vintage Jean Schlumberger jewelry today.

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Tiffany, Schlumberger Multistrand Pearl, Gold and Blue Paillonné Necklace
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Multistrand Cultured Pearl, Gold and Blue Paillonné Enamel Torsade Necklace, France. 18 kt., composed of twenty-two strands of pearls ap. 2.8 to 2.6 mm.,...
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20th Century French Modern Jean Schlumberger

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Pearl, Gold

Tiffany & Co. 18K Yellow Gold Schlumberger Enamel, Turquoise Bracelet
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in New York, NY
This Tiffany & Co. bracelet by Jean Schlumberger is highly rare and important as it is crafted with intricate details and unique design elements. The craftsmanship is impeccable with...
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20th Century French Modern Jean Schlumberger

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Turquoise, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger 18KY Gold Black Enamel Diamond 'Banana' Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in New York, NY
A PAIR OF ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'BANANA' EARRINGS, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO. Each black enamel bombé half hoop earring enhanced with diamond collets on linear gold details, 2...
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20th Century French Modern Jean Schlumberger

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Diamond, Enamel, Gold

Tiffany & Co Schlumberger Two Leaves Diamond Gold Platinum Ring
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Platinum and 18K yellow gold two leaves ring by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co, set with 0.54ctw in VS/G diamonds. Ring is size 6.5 and top measures 16mm wide. Marked: Tiffany & ...
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20th Century Jean Schlumberger

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Tiffany & Co Schlumberger Four Leaves Vine Diamond Gold Platinum Ring
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Platinum and 18k gold four leaves vine band ring by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co, with 1.60ctw G/VS diamonds. Ring is size 6 and 16mm wide. Marked: Tiffany & Co, 750, Schlumbe...
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Late 20th Century European Jean Schlumberger

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Vintage Jean Schlumberger Chunky Oval Link Bracelet
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage Jean Schlumberger chunky chain oval link bracelet set in 18k yellow gold. The piece is composed of ten oval links, connected together by the iconic Schlumberger ...
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1990s Unknown Retro Jean Schlumberger

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Schlumberger Gold Fish Lighter
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in New York, NY
Schlumberger Gold Fish Lighter Made circa 1939. A flexible goldfish with textured gold scales set with a cabochon sapphire and ruby as eyes, 18k yellow gold. The head that flips o...
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1930s French Vintage Jean Schlumberger

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Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver and 18-Karat Gold Pen by Jean Schlumberger Vintage
By Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co.
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage stunning, signed and rare Tiffany & Co. sterling silver and 18-karat gold pen was designed by Jean Michel Schlumberger in the 1970s. He was a French jewelry designer wel...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Jean Schlumberger

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Gold, Sterling Silver

Jean Schlumberger: Jewelry (Book)
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful book, being one of limited edition of only 5,000 - this being number 340. Having silk hard covers and 150 pages with text in English and French and amazing tippe...
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20th Century Jean Schlumberger

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Enamel and Diamond Shell Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in Darnestown, MD
The addition of diamonds makes these Schlumberger enamel shell earrings dressier than usual. Measurements are 13/16" long and 3/4" wide. Backs are posts and clips. Excellent condition.
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1970s American Vintage Jean Schlumberger

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Schlumberger for Tiffany Enamel Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in Darnestown, MD
Five gold petals sit upon reddish brown enamel in these earrings designed by Schlumberger for Tiffany. They measure 5/8" in diameter. Clip backs can be converted to posts.
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1980s American Vintage Jean Schlumberger

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18k Gold

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Pine Cone Necklace, Jean Schlumberger
By Jean Schlumberger
Located in New York, NY
Important Haute Couture Pine Cone Necklace made by Jean Schlumberger for Schiaparelli. "Schiaparelli is above all the dressmaker of eccentricity. Has she not the air of a young de...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jean Schlumberger

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Vintage Tiffany & Co. Padlock Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold
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Yellow Gold Link Bracelet
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Jean Schlumberger Bright Enamel Gem Parrot Brooch
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Centering a round brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.20 carats, F color and SI1 clarity Flanked by a round brilliant cut diamond on each side, weighing approximately 0.30 carat total,...
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Jean Schlumberger jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Find a range of Jean Schlumberger watches & jewelry available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pieces has been designed with extraordinary care, often using 18k gold. While looking for the most stylish vintage or antique Jean Schlumberger jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Jean Schlumberger diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 2. This collection includes 5 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Art Deco and modern are among the most popular styles of Jean Schlumberger watches & jewelry available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Andrew Glassford, Andrew Clunn and JAR. Prices for Jean Schlumberger watches & jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,200 and tops out at $16,950, while pieces like these can sell for $4,900 on average.

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