Jean Després Modernist Ring

Jean Després Gold and Hammered Silver Ring

Designer: Jean Després
Circa: 1950
Description: Avant Garde Ring inspired by the “Futurist movement that glorified machinery. Silver and 18K Gold – Signed J.DESPRES – Weight 21.6 g

Jean Després was a French silversmith most famously known for his architectural pieces, including the bijoux moteurs – “engine jewelry” – where pieces were heavily inspired by the Futurist movement that glorified machinery.

Després is remembered as one of a group of daring, forward thinking artists and designers of the Art Moderne who broke stereotypes and boundaries with abandon and captured the defining aesthetic of the period in pieces of great style.


Designer: Jean Després