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17 July 2018

Wild Pop: Bulgari's high jewelry collection

Roma. The Italian jeweler Bulgari has created a Warholian ambience to present Wild Pop, its new high jewelry collection, which revives its exuberant style of the Seventies and Eighties.

Roma. The Italian jeweler Bulgari has created a Warholian ambience to present Wild Pop, its new high jewelry collection, which revives its exuberant style of the...

17 July 2018

High jewelry echoes haute couture

High jewelry features a wealth of references to haute couture, one of its cult themes. Chopard and David presented some jewelry pieces at Giambattista Valli and Ralph and Russo runway shows. There are variations on trimmings and pompoms. Lace, a metaphor for femininity, is still an essential exercise of style, as its extreme delicacy and transparency have to be reproduced with the most unyielding of materials: gold and diamonds. Nothing shows off the skills of engravers, gem-setters and polishers more effectively.

High jewelry features a wealth of references to haute couture, one of its cult themes. Chopard and David presented some jewelry pieces at Giambattista Valli and Ralph...

17 July 2018

High jewelry : the majestic emerald

The latest high jewelry collections put the spotlight squarely on the emerald, with its intense green shade and mossy-looking inclusions known as jardins (“gardens”). The stones come from Colombia, Zambia and Afghanistan. They are mounted in the center of a piece or assembled, often with sapphires, in spectacular necklaces. All of them give a hieratic beauty to jewelry.

The latest high jewelry collections put the spotlight squarely on the emerald, with its intense green shade and mossy-looking inclusions known as jardins ("gardens")....

28 May 2018

The mother-daughter workshop of the MAD x TFJP

The French Jewelry Post is not only a news site: I also organize events, private visits, meetings, and more besides. As part of the partnership with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, TFJP recently held a mother-daughter workshop. After a visit to the gallery des Bijoux to explore the various materials and periods, Romy, Blanche, Salomé, Anaïs, Alice, Manon and others created their own jewelry. Selected highlights.

The French Jewelry Post is not only a news site: I also organize events, private visits, meetings, and more besides. As part of the partnership with the Musée des...

18 May 2017

Exhibition “Medusa”, a new theme

The exhibition focuses on four main themes based on the preconceived notions of jewelry: the idea of too feminine and so a question of identity, jewelry and identity, jewelry and convention, the idea of preciousness and therefore the question of value, but also of counter-values and other values.

Too corporeal, jewelry is an object of sweat, it’s an object that’s worn on the body, and it’s therefore transmissible but in a very specific way – within a family, in certain cases in rituals, and finally too primitive, too magical.

The idea is therefore to really show several facets, and to not stop at very narrow definitions that prevent jewelry from entering a museum somewhere.”

“The exhibition focuses on four main themes based on the preconceived notions of jewelry: the idea of too feminine and so a question of identity, jewelry and...

15 May 2017

“Medusa” and the Legion of Honor

One of the videos featured in the “Medusa” exhibition echoes the current inauguration ceremony of France’s new President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. We see Vincent Auriol, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Mitterrand all receive the large gold chain and medallion of the Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honor. Created by Napoleon to reward soldiers and civilians serving the nation, it is composed of the Legion of Honor star and sixteen links recalling the sixteen major activities of the nation.

One of the videos featured in the “Medusa” exhibition echoes the current inauguration ceremony of France’s new President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. We...

15 May 2017

“Medusa. Jewellery and Taboos” - The installation

A few days before the opening of the Medusa exhibition, Sandrine Merle met with the curator, Anne Dressen, and two scientific advisers, Benjamin Lignel and Michèle Heuzé. Around them, the 400 jewels of this exhibition were being positioned in the display cabinets …

A few days before the opening of the Medusa exhibition, Sandrine Merle met with the curator, Anne Dressen, and two scientific advisers, Benjamin Lignel and Michèle...

31 January 2017

Artcurial in Monaco

Coming back to the Artcurial jewelry sale in Monaco where sales on January 19th and 20th totaled 3,741,105 euros. Among the jewelry pieces I chose for the catalogue, the Buccellati ring reached the highest price going for 346,300 euros. The Egyptian necklace by Suzanne Belperron went for € 80,600 (original estimate: € 30-40,000) and the golden snake bracelet for € 24,700 (original estimate: € 6-8,000).

Coming back to the Artcurial jewelry sale in Monaco where sales on January 19th and 20th totaled 3,741,105 euros. Among the jewelry pieces I chose for the catalogue,...

02 December 2016

Private Visits

In his “Visites Privées” program dedicated to French high-jewelry, Stéphane Bern called upon my expertise to talk about the growth of this market, today in full swing. Watch the replay and further enrich your knowledge by browsing thefrenchjewelrypost.

In his "Visites Privées" program dedicated to French high-jewelry, Stéphane Bern called upon my expertise to talk about the growth of this market, today in full...

29 September 2016

Nirav Modi, Indian jeweler

The Indian jeweler Nirav Modi presented his jewelry for the first time in France, at the last Biennale des Antiquaires. After the recent opening of the London boutique, he looks back on his story and style. He also announces plans for Paris.

The Indian jeweler Nirav Modi presented his jewelry for the first time in France, at the last Biennale des Antiquaires. After the recent opening of the London...

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