Suzanne Syz is best known for crafting bold pieces made with ultra-colourful, candy-like gems, and often draws inspiration from her personal collection of vibrant contemporary art. In addition to owning works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, Syz can count herself as a Warhol subject—she and her young son Marc posed for Warhol’s aptly named 1982 portrait, The Smiling Lady Looking at the Art World.
On the more playful side is a new pair of stud earrings modelled after vinyl records, complete with a gold tone arm and “Bad Girl” emblazoned on the red enamel spindle in diamonds—inspired by the 1979 Donna Summer hit, “Bad Girls.” Syz channels modern elegance with a pair of sleek paraiba tourmaline drop earrings and a dynamic set of mobile-like chandelier earrings that suspend rough cuts of diamond and spinel within titanium circles.
In Fleury’s interpretation, called Magnifying, tiny jewellery box elements are enlarged to be life-size, encouraging the viewer to “become the jewel” amidst a large, plush brooch display, a giant mirrored watch holder and a tall earring stand (that also serves as a lamp).“It is possible that at times we’ve all dreamt about diving into a shop window,” explains Fleury in a statement. “These objects take on the size of our imagination and Suzanne Syz magnifies that with her jewels.”