Oui, oui, many people just love Paris for its history, beauty, fashion, romantic atmosphere and more. Now, for the first time in history, one company has made it possible to own your personal piece of the Eiffel Tower in a beautiful piece of fine jewelry.
Paul Michael Bedell, founder and chief creative officer of Korbella (meaning "beautiful heart"), acquired a rare artifact - an actual staircase section from the Eiffel Tower in Paris - and created a line of fine jewelry.
"Paris has always occupied a special place in my heart," says Bedell. "In fact, it was during a recent vacation there that my daughter fell in love with the city and with the Eiffel Tower, in particular." Bedell thought to himself, "Wouldn't it be incredible to create beautiful jewelry containing an actual piece of the world's most famous and beloved structure?"
Upon returning from that trip, Bedell decided to capture that magical time with his family forever by launching his jewelry venture, Korbella, and developing the Eiffel Tower Forever Collection of jewelry that would contain authentic pieces of the Tower.
After nearly a year of research and development, including locating and purchasing a segment of the original spiral staircase that once connected the lower Tower floors to the top (it was removed in 1983 for safety reasons and auctioned off), Bedell has created a line of limited production, American-made jewelry - necklaces, earrings and charms - in tarnish-resistant sterling silver, vermeil (18K gold over sterling) and 18K gold.
The collection will be available exclusively online at www.korbella.com.
"Through these unique and precious mementos, people can now connect with the romance and mystique of Paris whenever they like," adds Bedell.