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12 January 2019

The return of the eighties

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?

 

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07 January 2019

Taffin's ceramics

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.

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...

20 December 2018

The Niessing Tension setting

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.

 

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14 December 2018

Jessica McCormack's "Diamond Party Jackets"

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.

 

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To customize the solitaire (the traditional engagement ring made of a central stone), designer Jessica McCormack created "Diamond Party Jackets", in other words,...

12 December 2018

The next Artcurial online jewelry sale

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.

 

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...

29 October 2018

African hoop earrings

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

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...

17 October 2018

The age of plant jewelry

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. 

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...

08 October 2018

A week's worth of rings by Marc Deloche

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.

 

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Photomontage © Sandrine Merle

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...

14 September 2018

Astier de Villatte's cup rings

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

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...

28 August 2018

Art nouveau jewelry in the "Alphonse Mucha" exhibition

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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  • Bulgari - "Wild Pop" necklace in gold and colored gemstones inspired by the eighties

  • Marine B. - Ring in opal, spinel, onyx, sapphires... inspired by the eighties

  • Suzanne Syz - "The hits of Studio 54" earrings in gold, ceramic, sapphires

  • Bulgari vintage at Miller's - Necklace and earrings in golden Tubogas

  • Marc Deloche - Silver earrings inspired by the 80s

  • Poiray - "Tresse" rings inspired by the model created in the 80s

  • Vintage at Karry'O - Golden earrings

  • Vhernier - "Volta Celeste" earrings in titanium, diamonds and sapphires

  • Marina B vintage at Artcurial - Lot 558 auction 24th January 2019 - Earrings in emeralds, sapphires, onyx, mother-of-pearl... - Estimated €2,000-3,000

  • Taffin - Red ceramic and stainless steel earrings

  • Taffin - An emerald cabochon set in white ceramic on gold

  • Taffin - Jade, white diamond set in black ceramic

  • Taffin - Cuff in gold, carnelian intaglio set in green ceramic

  • Taffin - Ring in gold, diamond and striped ceramic

  • Taffin - Green ceramic, citrines ans pearls earrings

  • Taffin - Pink tourmalines, gold and red ceramic bracelet

  • Taffin - Cuff in camouflage print ceramic and Mandarin garnets

  • Jessica McCormack - "Crescent Moon Party Jacket" set and ring

  • Jessica McCormack - "Pave Party Jacket" set and ring

  • Jessica McCormack - "New York party jacket" set and ring

  • Lalaounis at Artcurial lot n°33 - Necklace and bracelet in hammered gold - €1,800-2,200

  • Cartier at Artcurial n°158 - "Trinity" bracelet in 3 golds - Estimated €2,500-3,000

  • Haroldo Burle Marx at Artcurial lot n°64 - Ring in beige agate and pink gold, ca 1970 - Estimated €1,200-1,400

  • Artcurial lot n°72 - Engagement ring in platinum and diamond (1.40 carat) - Estimated €2, 000-2,500

  • Artcurial lot n°118 - Ring in gold and 19 diamonds - Estimated €1,200-1,500

  • Artcurial - Bracelet in god - Estimated €1,800-2,000

  • Artcurial lot n°36 - Brooch in gold and diamonds - Estimated €600-800

  • Artcurial n°97 - Pendant in gold, amethyst and natural pearls - Estimated €900-1,100

  • Cartier at Artcurial lot n°160 - Gold bullion charm - Estimated €450-500

  • Rokus London x Iman Ayssi - Hoops in gold plated

  • Rokus London x Iman Ayssi - Hoops in gold plated and silver

  • Rokus London x Iman Ayssi - Hoops in gold plated and silver

  • Stéphanie D'Heygère - "Triptych Holder" and "Canister" hoops

  • Keef Palas - Earrings "Ephemeral" collection in brass, silver, oat and wild wheat

  • Marc Deloche - Monday ring, day of the Moon, in palladium gold, 27.06 carat beryl and diamonds

  • Marc Deloche - For Tuesdays, ring of Mars in pink gold, 4.18 carat rubellite and diamonds

  • Marc Deloche - Ring for Wenesday governed by Mercury, in bicolor gold and two chrysoprases

  • Marc Deloche - The Thursday ring holds the attributs of Jupiter in gold, Ethiopian opal at the center, chalcedonies and yellow sapphires

  • Marc Deloche - Ring for Friday dedicated to Venus in gold, sapphires, raspberry tourmalines, apatites

  • Marc Deloche - Ring for Saturday governed by Saturn in gold and lacquer

  • Marc Deloche - Ring for Sunday dedicated to the Sun in gold and a 2.65 carat sapphire at the center

  • Astier de Villatte - Cup rings in white ceramic

  • Astier de Villatte - Cup rings in white ceramic

  • Alfons Mucha - Chain and pendants done by Georges Fouquet - Gold, enamel, water pearls, mother-of-pearl and gemstones, 1900 - Mucha foundation, Prague © Mucha trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Le Zodiaque, lithography, 1896 - Mucha Foundation, Prague © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Sarah Bernhardt, full portrait , study circa 1897 - Mucha foundation, Prague © Mucha trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Rêverie, 1897 / Salon des Cent : exposition de l'oeuvre de Mucha, 1897 - Mucha Foundation, Prague © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Study for the poster of the 6th Sokol's festival, 1911 / Médée, 1898 - Mucha Foundation © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Drawing for the Georges Fouquet shop in Paris, 1900 - Mucha Foundation © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha exhibition poster

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