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18 September 2019
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.
13 September 2019
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.
29 August 2019
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.
14 August 2019
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.”
09 August 2019
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.
07 August 2019
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.
30 July 2019
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 …
26 July 2019
Could the Charlotte Chesnais-Ben Gorham partnership be the trendiest collaboration of Paris Jewelry Week? Charlotte, Nicolas Ghesquière’s former collaborator, is known for her jewelry sculptures wrapped around the wrist, between the fingers, etc. Ben, of Indo-Swedish origin and founder of the Byredo cosmetics brand, is a highly versatile designer who follows the codes of Virgil Abloh, one of his friends. The result: a series of unisex chains in gold or solid silver made up of two links symbolizing the feminine and the masculine.
15 July 2019
In its jewelry collection “Le Paris Russe de Chanel”, Chanel has chosen yellows and whites to evoke summer wheat, one of its main themes. Composed mainly of two shades of gold, diamonds and sapphires, this two-tone harmony suffuses all the collections launched last July.
09 July 2019
In their latest high jewelry collections, Cartier and Boucheron showcase a necklace shape reminiscent of those of Queen Nefertiti or Princess Sithathoryunet displayed in the Ancient Egypt Department of the MET. The very wide choker form enables the creation of sumptuous mosaics, patterns or even solid colors in pearls and stones. Y-shaped necklaces and chokers could see their popularity wane…
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