Clara Breen

Clara Breen

Fine paper jewellery

Biography

I'm fascinated by the sentimental value we attach to leaflets, train tickets and maps. My work plays with the notion of a contemporary keepsake.

French jewellery designer-maker Clara Breen works with precious metals and gems, combined with fragments of leaflets, train tickets, maps or coloured card. She is fascinated by the sentimental value we attach to these apparently worthless items. Her work plays with the notion of a contemporary keepsake.

Clara's paper and silver ring was recently featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour', where her client discussed the commissioning process.

Clara’s main focus is to create beautifully crafted pieces, which are at once precious, uncompromisingly modern and evocative. The layering effect achieved with paper recalls geological strata, and inspires a precious range in gold and corrugated silver with gems.

Clara's

jewellery non precious

Each piece of fine paper jewellery tells a very personal story, something to cherish for many years. Clara is always happy to discuss special projects – If you have something special in mind, please ask.

jewellery precious

Design your own unique piece inspired by Clara's signature wavy layers, inspired by geological strata.

weddings

Clara's wedding bands and engagement ring collection comes in white and yellow golds, combining subtle matt textures with her signature wavy layers. Suitable for him and her.