Jewelry Made with Pieces of Eiffel Tower

Austin, TX–What’s more iconic than Paris’ Eiffel Tower? Now consumers can not only wear a miniature replica of it, but own an actual authentic piece of it.

Paul Michael Bedell, founder and chief creative officer of Korbella (meaning “beautiful heart”) acquired an actual staircase section from the Eiffel Tower and has 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—and I thought how incredible it would be to create beautiful jewelry containing an actual piece of the world’s most famous and beloved structure.”

Bedell spent a year developing his idea, including locating and buying a piece 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 created his line.

The collection features a limited production of jewelry in sterling silver, vermeil and 18K gold. Necklaces and charms containing a genuine piece of the Eiffel Tower range in price from $400 to $855 in sterling silver; $525 to $1,200 for vermeil. Earrings do not contain a piece of the Eiffel Tower. All jewelry is made in the USA.


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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine &
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.