Pierre Sterlé was a jeweller famed for his intricate way with gold, and designs that take inspiration from nature’s innate beauty, with jewellery that exudes an organic, expressive mood. Among his jewellery’s distinguishing characteristics was Sterlé’s “angel hair” technique, in which he wove and braided gold to form fluid fringing on his designs

Background story

About the Vintage House

Chaumet acquired Sterlé’s jewellery house in the 70’s, and Sterlé continued to craft his uniquely refined jewellery under the Chaumet name, until his death in 1978

How we curate

Vintage houses

While creating sustainable jewellery for a greener future is vital to our vision, we’re also passionate about repurposing the exquisite pieces already available to us. That’s where The Vintage Collection comes in, combining a contemporary desire for rarity with the classic luxury of an age gone by


Every piece of jewellery in the vintage collection has a story to tell, passed down through generations before arriving on your doorstep – ready for a brand new chapter


Through a rigorous process of authentication carried out by our knowledgeable team and advisors, each piece is fully certified and approved by Auverture’s Stamp of Truth


Our in-house experts are dedicated to sourcing only the most exclusive vintage fine jewellery from across the globe, working with specialist partners to discover only the best


By repurposing pieces from the past and curating them for the contemporary world, we can minimise production and honour the power of vintage versatility

The story behind the brand

Having established his house in Paris in the 30’s, Sterlé went on to craft jewellery pieces in collaboration with jewellery houses that numbered Boucheron, Ostertag, and Chaumet, and couturiers such as Jacques Fath. Sterlé also designed for socialites and royalty, and at the height of his career in the 50’s and 60’s the jeweller counted King Farouk of Egypt; Sita Devi, the Maharani of Baroda; and the Begum Aga Khan among his illustrious clients

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