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04 November 2019

Rihanna: a version of the Classical cameo with a difference 

For her Fenty jewelry collection, Rihanna has reinterpreted the cameo, a stone carved in relief where the profile of a wavy-haired Greco-Roman goddess is replaced with one of an African woman with braids styled into buns. To emphasize how important the depiction of hair is in cameos, Rihanna has staged her collection with her favorite photographer, the Nigerian Ruth Ossai, and hair stylist Issac Poleon. The magnificent images reveal extraordinary hair sculptures and cameos free from any hint of classicism.

 

For her Fenty jewelry collection, Rihanna has reinterpreted the cameo, a stone carved in relief where the profile of a wavy-haired Greco-Roman goddess is replaced...

24 October 2019

An 8,000-year-old pearl at the Abu Dhabi Louvre  

Exhibited for the first time ever, this natural pearl, the oldest known in the world, is one of the most moving pieces in the show “10,000 Years of Luxury” (which features 350 items from the Arts Décoratifs, Louvre and quai Branly museums). Discovered in a Neolithic site (between 5,800 and 5,600 BC), it has been dated at 8,000 years old by specialists. It also reminds us that the Gulf States were the centre of a flourishing pearl trade until the 1920s.  To be continued on TFJP.

Exhibition: “10,000 Years of Luxury”, 30 October to 18 February 2020.

Exhibited for the first time ever, this natural pearl, the oldest known in the world, is one of the most moving pieces in the show "10,000 Years of Luxury" (which...

24 September 2019

"Male Coquetries" by Marie Masson

The “Mirabilia” exhibition at the Mazlo gallery features designer jewelry inspired by the cabinet of curiosities. Some of the pieces that really appealed to me were by the young designer Marie Masson, who explores and disrupts gender issues with a series of brooches based on male rituals and toiletries. Using her favorite materials (human and animal attributes like fur, hair, skin and horse hair), she suggests the shaving brush or hairs stuck to the washbasin after shaving.

 

Until 26 October 2019 at the Mazlo gallery

The "Mirabilia" exhibition at the Mazlo gallery features designer jewelry inspired by the cabinet of curiosities. Some of the pieces that really appealed to me were...

18 September 2019

The (a)symmetry of Victoire de Castellane

At Dior, Victoire de Castellane is particularly fond of applying asymmetry to earrings. She in on a quest for the quirky, seeking balance in imbalance. While keeping the same materials, she plays with scale, reverses the colors of precious stones or sets off a difference in shape with an identical construction. With Victoire de Castellane, a pair of earrings no longer consists of inseparable twins.

 

At Dior, Victoire de Castellane is particularly fond of applying asymmetry to earrings. She in on a quest for the quirky, seeking balance in imbalance. While keeping...

13 September 2019

Marie-Hélène de Taillac: the book

In 1996, Marie-Hélène de Taillac invented a style, with her colored stones, Jaipur-based production in India and a gold that was almost pure, unlike the kind used in the West. Now her first book provides a taste of her world, with iconic photos of her designs and texts by Nathalie Rykiel, Inès de la Fressange and Jean-Philippe Delhomme.

In 1996, Marie-Hélène de Taillac invented a style, with her colored stones, Jaipur-based production in India and a gold that was almost pure, unlike the kind used...

29 August 2019

Iris Apfel x Bernardaud

And they said she had retired from the business… At nearly 100, Iris Apfel proves yet again that in terms of style, age doesn’t count. A devotee of vintage and mix-and-match looks before their time, the American fashion icon with the huge round glasses has dreamed up a jewelry collection with porcelain specialist Bernardaud. True to her eccentric style, she has designed long necklaces and breastplate jewelry in pastel beads, an oversized pendant sporting a contorted mannequin and an owl brooch to be worn in pairs, as she does. An eternal inspiration.

And they said she had retired from the business… At nearly 100, Iris Apfel proves yet again that in terms of style, age doesn't count. A devotee of vintage and...

14 August 2019

Fabio Salini's "Mirror"

The principle behind Italian jeweler Fabio Salini’s latest “Mirror” creations is the assemblage of precious stones like rubellite, rhodolite and tsavorite with geometric mirror components. The stone is reflected in multiple images, making it impossible to see the contours or guess at size or weight. For Salini, “The idea goes far beyond the aesthetic: it inspires a reflective approach and encourages a different imaginative concept of jewelry, which means ceasing to see stones in terms of intrinsic value.”

The principle behind Italian jeweler Fabio Salini's latest "Mirror" creations is the assemblage of precious stones like rubellite, rhodolite and tsavorite with...

09 August 2019

The new ring

The haute joaillerie collections presented in July paved the way for the return of a massive rectangular ring. Its highly architectural design features a large flat base sporting a citrine, emerald or octagonal sapphire. The terraced mount inlaid with multiple stones consists of inclined or cut planes. It may be structured by lines of diamonds, black enamel, etc., and the whole piece makes endless play with cuts and facets. A genderless neo-signet ring.

The haute joaillerie collections presented in July paved the way for the return of a massive rectangular ring. Its highly architectural design features a large flat...

07 August 2019

Mauboussin joins the Galeries Lafayette group fold

The Galeries Lafayette group (Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie and Royal Quartz Paris) has become the majority shareholder in Mauboussin alongside its current Chairman and CEO, Alain Némarq. In the 2000s, Némarq transformed the jeweler Mauboussin (whose outstanding pieces can be seen in the Maharajah of Indore exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 26 September 2019) into an affordable jewelry brand, particularly though advertising in the metro: a first for jewelry.

The Galeries Lafayette group (Louis Pion, Guérin Joaillerie and Royal Quartz Paris) has become the majority shareholder in Mauboussin alongside its current Chairman...

30 July 2019

Atmospheres

Some jewelers arrange magnificent displays to present their haute joaillerie collections, occasionally accompanied by ultra-creative floral creations. Spotlight on a few examples during the last Paris Jewelry Week

Some jewelers arrange magnificent displays to present their haute joaillerie collections, occasionally accompanied by ultra-creative floral creations. Spotlight on a...
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  • The 'Abu Dhabi Pearl'

  • The 'Abu Dhabi Pearl'

  • The 'Abu Dhabi Pearl’ has been discovered by archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi

  • Marie Masson - "Male Couquetry #1" brooch in leather, paintbrush hair, hematite, metal - 2019 © Marie Masson

  • Marie Masson - "Male Couquetry #2" brooch in leather, wood, metal - 2019 © Marie Masson

  • Marie Masson - "Male Coquetry #3" brooch in horsehairs, leather, latex... - 2019 © Marie Masson

  • Marie Masson - "Male Coquetry #3" brooch in horsehairs, leather, latex... - 2019 © Marie Masson

  • Marie Masson - "Male Coquetry #4" brooch in leather, paintbrush hair, metal - 2019 © Marie Masson

  • Marie Masson - "Male Couquetry #4" brooch in leather, paintbrush hair, hematite, metal - 2019 © Marie Masson

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Neige Diamants" earrings in gold and diamonds - 2019

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Guirlande de fleurs" hoops in gold, tourmalines, pink and red spinels, pearls, diamonds, turquoises, fire opale, tsavorites... - 2017

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Carnivo Papidevorus" earrings in gold, diamonds, spinels, Paraïba tourmalines, lacquer - 2007

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Dentelle Satin" in gold, diamonds and pink sapphires - 2018

  • Dior Joaillerie - Earrings in gold, blackened silver, diamonds and emeralds

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Bal de l'Opéra" earrings in gold, diamonds, rubies, pink and red spinels - 2011

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Bouquet de la Reine" earrings in golds, diamonds, tourmalines, pink sapphires, emeralds, lacquer - 2017

  • Dior Joaillerie - Exquise Rubis" in gold, diamonds, rubies, garnets, yellow and pink sapphires - 2013

  • The book dedicated to Marie-Hélène de Taillac -

    Marie-Hélène de Taillac book, Rizzoli Publications

  • Marie-Hélène de Taillac - "Golden Kiss" earring in 22 carats gold © Eric Deroo

  • Marie-Hélène de Taillac - "Cabochon" rings in 22 carats gold and colored gemstones

  • Marie-Hélène de Taillac - "Princesse" rings in 22 carats gold and colored gemstones

  • Marie-Hélène de Taillac jewels : earrings, necklaces, etc.

    Marie-Hélène de Taillac jewels © Eric Deroo

  • Iris apfel wearing her own creation for Bernardaud, a necklace made with porcelain disks with a gold Chinese pattern

    Iris Apfel x Bernardaud - Necklace in porcelain

  • Iris Apfel x Bernardaud - Necklaces in porcelain beads

  • A porcelain owl brooch done by Iris Apfel for Bernardaud

    Iris Apfel x Bernardaud - Porcelain owl brooch

  • Iris apfel wearing her own creation for Bernardaud, a porcelaine owl brooch

    Iris Apfel wearing her owl broochs in pairs

  • Pendant featuring a Pendant and long necklaces in porcelain and long necklaces in porcelain

    Iris Apfel x Bernardaud - Pendant and long necklaces in porcelain beads

  • Focus on the porcelain beads of a necklace

    Iris Apfel x Bernardaud - Necklace in porcelain beads

  • Fabio Salini - Ring in gold, mirror, titanium, diamonds and a central Paraiba tourmaline - Earrings with peridots

  • Fabio Salini - Earrings in gold, mirror, rubellite, kunzite, rhodolite, pink sapphires and diamonds

  • Fabio Salini - Earrings in carbon fiber, gold, titanium, diamonds and tsavorites

  • Boucheron - Rings in gold, 13.76 and 14.04 carats heliodors , diamonds, rock crystal...

  • Louis Vuitton - Ring in gold, sapphire, emeralds, diamonds

  • Bulgari - Ring in gold, emeralds and diamonds

  • Cartier - Ring in gold, pink quartz, diamonds, rutilated quartz

  • Chanel - "Sarafane" ring / Boucheron - Ring in gold, yellow beryl, onyx, black laquer, diamonds

  • Mauboussin - Rings "Le Premier Jour", "Etoiles Divines", "Mon Bébé d'Amour"

  • Mauboussin is the first jeweler to indicate prices on advertisements

  • In the 30s, Mauboussin was one of the most famous French jewelers © Sotheby's

  • The Place Vendôme Mauboussin's shop closed in 2015

  • "Le Paris Russe de Chanel" at the Grand Palais, Paris

  • "Le Paris Russe de Chanel" at the Grand Palais

  • Ana Khoury at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris

  • Castor Fleuriste at Ana Khoury's presentation

  • Gucci - Hôtel de la Salle, Paris

  • Eric Chauvin for Dauphin's display

  • Messika

  • Boucheron - Display for "Paris, vu du 26"

  • Dior presentation in a secret Parisian mansion

  • Van Cleef and Arpels - Display for the "Roméo & Juliet" collection

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