Pol Bury was born in Belgium in 1922 and was a man of many talents including kinetic sculptures, surrealist paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Pol enjoyed investigating metal and movement from the grand scale after seeing an exhibition of Alexander Calder's work he began to work in smaller and smaller realms until settling in jewelry where he produced gold jewelry "for fun" particularly for Cartier in New York in the early 1970's which started as a collaboration with GEM Montebello in Milan and the support of Galerie Maeght. Many of his jewelry work sold out instantly. The jewelry was often was mounted with gold spheres, which were attached to equivalent spheres on the underside. Movement of the wearer’s body animating the metal was his main goal and generally Bury did not use gemstones, but instead focuses on the patterns created in gold.