Sterlé (Founded 1945) was a major award winning designer notable for his innovative approach to jewelry design using baguette-cut diamonds and colored gemstones in sweeping, curling lines. His love of nature played out in his favorite motifs: birds, flowers, leaves, arrows, feathers and bows. Sterlé’s designs epitomized the dynamics of 1950s design and were wrought with great movement and energy. Aside from the sheer beauty and grace of Sterlé’s work, his greatest contribution to the jewelry industry was the invention of a gold plaiting technique called Til d’ange, permitting the creation of fringes, manes, tails, and flower accents.