French Made Jewellery
Madeleine Petit and Bernard Thiesson wanted to bring Parisian fashion to Australian shores, so in 1986 they launched Paris Mode in Sydney. Paris Mode began by only offering hair accessories, but success was near instant, and rapid growth followed. It wasn’t long before Paris Mode expanded beyond hair accessories and branched into the world of jewellery, now adding earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and more to their collection of French accessories.
Thirty years on, Paris Mode continues to create elegant, timeless yet contemporary designs with a distinctly French influence. For Paris Mode, the focus always has been, and always will be on quality and excellence in craftsmanship.
From the extensive range of jewellery Paris Mode creates, one of the most popular styles is the circle earring. Designed in Sydney and then handcrafted by expert craftsman in France, the circle earrings are a traditional hoop style with a modern twist. The classic circle earrings feature an acetate hoop in dark tortoiseshell attached to a short drop chain that is fixed to a silver ball with a stud fastening. The circle earrings are offered in three sizes: small (4cm), medium (6cm,) or large (6.5cm).
Paris Mode offers other variations on this circle earring too. These other styles include the disc and circle earrings, the two circle earrings, and pearl circle earrings. Each of these are crafted in Paris Mode’s signature acetate. Acetate is a natural and renewable material made by extracting cellulose fibres from cotton and wood pulp. Not only does acetate offer an eco-friendly alternative to plastics often found in jewellery, but it also produces richer colours with a unique warm and silky finish. Dark and light tortoiseshell, ocelot, red, black and white alba are some of the colours and prints of the jewellery Paris Mode creates using acetate.
Acetate is also a key material used in Paris Mode’s hair accessories. Claw clips, side combs, barrettes and more are made from eco-friendly acetate, and again are offered in a large selection of colours and prints. Paris Mode also creates headbands, with the most popular style being Alice bands. The Alice band is available in padded or non-padded variations and feature in velvet, satin, cord or wicker styles.
Why Paris Mode is the First Choice For Jewellery Online Australia
Since the beginning, Paris Mode has always secured the best manufacturers in France to produce their accessories. The artisans who construct Paris Mode’s accessories combine traditional methods and technology to produce the highest quality product. Paris Mode continues to work extremely closely with all of the manufacturers to ensure this gold standard is maintained. Paris Mode keeps production runs extremely limited to prevent waste and excess, ensuring the environmental impact of the label remains as minimal as possible.
Over three decades of experience has given Paris Mode a unique understanding and knowledge of the market. This combined with the label’s meticulous approach to design and construction, as well as an eco-friendly focus, set Paris Mode apart as the first choice for hair accessories Australia.