Silver, gold, enamel, opal
17 cm wide, 88 grams
Property of Shaï Bandmann and Ronald Ooï
This Lily of the Valley bracelet is an illustration of René Lalique's use of different materials - silver for the leaves, gold and enamel for the stems. A symbol of renewal, and happiness, the lily of the valley was René Lalique's favourite flower.
Nicole Maritch-Haviland, René's granddaughter, recalled that on 1 May, all the employees at Cours Albert 1er - Lalique's home and workshop - received a bunch of lily of the valley and a box of chocolates.
By the way: This delicate little flower remains a source of inspiration for Lalique today, the most recent example being the Lily of the Valley jewellery collection in 2007.