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04 November 2019
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.
24 October 2019
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.
24 September 2019
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.
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 …
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