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Journal / COURBET Moments / "If by any chance, on the Pont des Arts..."
OCTOBER 25, 2021

"If by any chance, on the Pont des Arts..."

Built in 1804, the Pont, or Passerelle, des Arts is the very first metal bridge of Paris. It connects the right and left banks of the capital and owes its name to the Palais du Louvre, formerly known as the Palais des Arts, which it allows pedestrians to reach from the Institut de France. 

In 1979, the Pont des Arts collapsed after a boat hit it in one of its seven arches. It was finally rebuilt in 1984, identically. 

With its breathtaking view upon Paris and particularly on the Pont Neuf and the Ile de la Cité, the Pont des Arts attracts artists in search of inspiration and lovers in stroll. 

Many people gather upon the bridge to admire the view it offers onto some of the most beautiful buildings of Paris. 

Since 2008, more and more lovers have been embracing a new tradition: sealing their love and commitment by hanging a lock inscribed with their names on the bridge and throwing the key into the Seine. 

But in 2014, a part of the fence collapsed under the weight of the locks, which had become too numerous and therefore too heavy. Concerned about the preservation of the bridge and the safety of the pedestrians, the City of Paris took the decision to remove all the locks and the fences on which they were hung. 

Today, the Pont des Arts has regained its former appearance. But it will forever remain marked by the memory of these lovers, their locks and their keys, which still lie at the bottom of the Seine. 

The Pont des Arts has become a true symbol of Parisian romance, inspiring COURBET to create a unique and homonymous collection set with lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold. A tribute to the lovers who made the bridge a witness to their love.

The lock forms this singular CO, two letters that, put side by side, convey the idea of union in words such as cohesion, connection, confidence…

The shank, the blangle and the hoops all play with the same distinctive criss-cross as found in the railing of the bridge. The back of the lock reveals an opening in the shape of the Eiffel Tower that lets the light shine through to give the diamond an extra sparkle. 

On each side of it, couples can have their initials engraved.

An ode to France, to Paris and to love.

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