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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...

26 July 2019

Charlotte Chesnais x Ben Gorham

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.

Could the Charlotte Chesnais-Ben Gorham partnership be the trendiest collaboration of Paris Jewelry Week? Charlotte, Nicolas Ghesquière's former collaborator, is...

15 July 2019

Variations in yellow and white

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.

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...

09 July 2019

The new necklace

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…

 

In their latest high jewelry collections, Cartier and Boucheron showcase a necklace shape reminiscent of those of Queen Nefertiti or Princess Sithathoryunet...
  • Dior Joaillerie - earrings in gold and diamonds - 2019

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Carnivo Papidevorus" earrings in - 201

  • 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 - 2017

  • Dior Joaillerie -

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

  • Dior Joaillerie - "NNN" hoops in gold

  • Dior Joaillerie -

  • 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

  • Chanel Joaillerie - "Roubachka" necklace in platinum, yellow gold, pearls, yellow diamonds, white diamonds

  • Chanel Joaillerie - "Médaille Solaire" ring in platinum, yellow gold, yellow diamonds, white diamonds

  • Piaget - "Desert Plam" necklace in white gold, yellow gold, white diamonds

  • Chaumet - "Nuage d'Or" ring in yellow gold, white gold, "yellow golden" sapphires, white diamonds

  • David Morris -

  • De Beers - Coller en or jaune, or blanc, diamants jaunes bruts, diamants jaunes, diamants blancs

  • Fernando Jorge - "Nebula" bracelet in yellow gold, yellow serpentine, white diamonds

  • Buccellati - "Mabelle" ring in lace of white gold, yellow gold and white diamonds

  • David Yurman - "Origami" necklace in white gold, yellow gold, white diamonds

  • Cartier - Necklace in gold, rubies, diamonds, onyx, tourmalines, etc.

  • Cartier - Necklace in gold, rubies, diamonds, onyx, tourmalines, etc.

  • Nefertiti

  • Boucheron - "Grosgrain" necklace in gold, malachite, diamonds, onyx

  • Boucheron - "Grosgrain" necklace in gold, malachite, diamonds, onyx

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