The Animal Kingdom of Marc Alary
Marc Alary is a French born, New York based jewelry designer who launched his first fine jewelry collection in November 2009. Marc Alary’s debut collection of animal jewelry in gold and precious stones, entitled Ménagerie draws its inspiration from childhood, where an array of antiques and trinkets remain vividly alive in Alary’s memories and were sources of endless fascination. In Alary’s childhood the animal kingdom acquired its mythic powers and intensity, and these imaginary safaris became a continual inspiration. Ménagerie is Alary’s tribute to that world, an inventive re-creation of it. Elephants, panthers and zebras are all present in the collection along with flamingos rendered in gold platinum and diamonds, sapphires, rubies and tourmalines, all in addition to articulated monkeys cheekily clutching rubies with tails and hands.