Elie Top left his native northern France at the age of 17 to study fashion in Paris. After graduating from the prestigious École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, he soon found himself working in high fashion, where at the age of just 21 he was asked to design his first jewelry pieces, leading him to establish his eponymous salon in 2015. Instantly recognizable by their intricate construction and technical accomplishment, his designs draw on the Baroque, Gothic and Industrial to create mysterious, poetic pieces with hidden symbolism and transformative mechanisms, that create a dialogue between past and future and instill each piece with sentiment, magic and meaning.
Inspired by antique astronomical clocks and celestial measuring instruments, this Cosmogonie Secrète collection boasts a new heraldic vocabulary with pivoting medallion Sceau Signet rings, showing the elemental Earth, Air, Water and Fire symbols that reverse to reveal corresponding zodiac signs; as well as the Opal Blason and Bandeau rings and ruby, emerald, opal and garnet Charms and Pendants. Like props from a contemporary fairytale, these enchanting, meticulously rendered pieces tell a story of time, existence and transcendence as we’re taken on a journey through different centuries and worlds.