With an essential sense of luxury, Hermès was founded in 1837 as a purveyor of equestrian leather goods, and is known for what the house calls its “artisanal” craftsmanship. And while today it may be Hermès handbags that garner headlines, the house’s jewellery has an elegance that’s all its own.
With its simple yet striking aesthetic, Hermès vintage jewellery stands out for its strong motifs. Among them are the gold studs that characterise the house’s Médor collection, which takes inspiration from an Hermès dog collar. In fact, hardware elements make an appearance in many of the maison’s designs, from the Médor studs to the stylish lock on the Hermès Kelly bracelet, to its iconic “H” motif on bangles. And the house’s watches and jewellery have a chic restraint, spotlighting gold designs that boast an elegant fluidity.