Experience the excitement of jewelry
12 January 2019
It’s well known that fashion loves what it hated yesterday: in this case, the jewelry of the eighties. Yellow gold clips, chokers and gadroon rings adorned with large purple, yellow, red and green stones like those worn by Joan Collins in Dynasty or Jerry Hall in Studio 54. Hoop earrings are also enjoying phenomenal success. After the 70s, vintage enthusiasts tracked down Bulgari, OJ Perrin or Poiray – the decade’s emblematic jewelers – at Miller‘s or at auctions. Who said the 80s were the years of bad taste?
07 January 2019
Ceramics have become the signature material of James Taffin de Givenchy (the couturier’s nephew), a French jeweler based on Madison Avenue in New York. “The execution, which is reminiscent of enamel, gives a modern look to the wearing of large stones, which American women love”, he explains. He works with ceramic touches as with these black stainless steel hoop earrings, whose undulating edge is highlighted in bright red or orange. He also boldly goes for a total ceramic look: on a ring, the white diamond is set in a khaki striped bezel, while on bracelet three Mandarin garnets are set in a camouflage print. A magnificent work that’s one of a kind.
20 December 2018
The world of jewelry boasts many different settings – ways of fixing precious stones to make them stand out as much as possible. One of the most innovative is the Tension setting developed by Germany’s Niessing manufacture. Specialists in engagement rings, Niessing have pulled off the feat of inserting a diamond, without breaking it, between the two ends of a cut ring. so that it then seems to float in the air…. The Tension setting is now available in a dozen models and a variety of gold colors, including unique shades ranging from gray to red, ivory or rosewood. The ideal way to personalize your engagement ring.
14 December 2018
To customize the solitaire (the traditional engagement ring made of a central stone), designer Jessica McCormack created “Diamond Party Jackets”, in other words, diamond casings. She offers us 8 duos, each composed of a solitaire and its casing in the shape of a crescent moon, a New York building, etc.: where the first fits into or slips into the second. They can therefore be worn together or separately depending on the mood or circumstances. For those who already have their own solitaire, Jessica McCormack offers custom-made “Diamond Party Jackets”. A great idea, perfectly executed.
12 December 2018
The next Artcurial jewelry sale is exclusively online, making it a first! The sound of the mallet will be replaced by that of clicks… The sale features several hundred pieces, including beautiful classics at reasonable estimates: a Trinity Cartier bracelet, a white gold ring set with diamonds and a Hermès rotating bezel ring. It’s also a chance to discover more unusual pieces such as the 1970s ring by Brazilian designer Haroldo Burle Marx. One of my favorites in this online jewelry sale is Cartier’s gold charms lingot. The auction opens on the 12th until December 17, 2018. To register, click here.
29 October 2018
When it comes to hoop earrings – a cult jewel of the 1980s – don’t miss those that feature the African continent. Light and oversized, they were created by Rokus London’s creator, Marie-Paule Tano in collaboration with Cameroonian-born designer Iman Ayssi. Since 2013, Marie-Paule Tano has made a name for herself with her contemporary reinterpretations of Fulani, Akan and Tuareg jewelry.
In silver €220 or gold plated €250 from 20 November 2018 on lago54.com
17 October 2018
Plant jewelry, like hymn to nature and the ephemeral side of beauty. Designers are now replacing rubies, diamonds, sapphires and precious stones in general with real plants and flowers. The Spanish collective Keef Palas has created dangling earrings with everlasting flowers, wheat ears or oat spikelets. Meanwhile the brand D’Heygere, a past mistress in subverting objects, has dreamed up large hoop earrings into which you can slip a leaf, a flower. The accessory accessorised.
08 October 2018
Marc Deloche‘s latest collection includes seven rings inspired by the Greco-Roman divinities presiding over each week day. Tuesday’s ring, ruled by Mars, the god of war, is shaped like a fortress with a tower surmounted by diamonds. Thursday’s, a Byzantine cross, symbolizes the powers of Jupiter. Meanwhile Sunday, named for the day star, has a yellow gold ring sporting a sapphire of over 2.5 carats surrounded by numerous spikes rather like wheat ears. Carpe Diem.
Photomontage © Sandrine Merle
14 September 2018
Sculptor Serena Carone was clearly meant to meet the Astier de Villatte duo, specialists in white ceramic tableware. The same sense of poetry; the same love for detail and second-hand, forgotten or cast-off objects. Serena Carone has dreamed up ten cups, replacing the usual handle with a snake ring, bishop’s rings, and others decorated with an eye motif or a wealth of precious stones, like a maharajah’s. It just takes a nice cup of tea to get a ring on your finger…
€165 per cup
28 August 2018
Rather unexpectedly, jewelry features large in the “Alphonse Mucha” exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg. In his posters, the celebrated Art Nouveau artist excelled in the design of astounding bib necklaces in gems and pearls, diadems with allegorical details and flowery crowns setting off luxuriant, wavy hair. The gold and opal chain on show reminds us that some of his magnificent pieces were given shape by the jeweler Georges Fouquet for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Sarah Bernhardt was one of the most famous champions of Mucha.
“Alphonse Mucha” – From 12 September 2018 to 27 January 2019 at the Musée du Luxembourg
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