The 1900 Paris World Fair

In 1900, the first year of a new century full of promises of innovation and progress, thousands of curious people came to walk around and discover the know-how of the craftsmen present at the Paris World Fair.

The Vever brothers were not missing in action and their stand, set up under the nave of the Grand Palais, was next to that of the creative and passionate René Lalique, former employee of the House.

Maison VEVER won the Grand Prix for High Jewelry while Lalique received the Grand Prix for Jewelry. Pioneers of Art Nouveau, both Vever and Lalique convinced the jury with their curved, natural and floral-inspired jewelry.