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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...

03 July 2019

Gucci, the first high jewelry collection 

Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s artistic director, showcases his entire world in this collection, which presents a mix of Baroque, Rococo and Georgian pieces. There are Cupid’s arrows set in tremblants, crucifixes or a fantastic bestiary. The ensemble, colored with pink topazes, aquamarines, green tourmalines or mandarin garnets, is however less creative and original than his fashioncollections. This collection (to be discovered in the new boutique on Place Vendôme) could further boost the extraordinary growth (+37% in 2018) of the millennials’ favorite brand.

Alessandro Michele, Gucci's artistic director, showcases his entire world in this collection, which presents a mix of Baroque, Rococo and Georgian pieces. There are...

24 June 2019

735 000

This is the price in US dollars fetched by the magnificent Mellerio peacock brooch at the “Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence” sale of the Al Thani collection at Christie’s on June 19, 2019. This enamel jewel has no exceptional stones: none of the 1,742 diamonds exceeds 0.01 carat. Broken down into its individual components, it would hardly be worth a thing – it’s all about the sophistication of the composition. The Mellerio craftsmen have restored the grace of the tail ready to unfurl into a wheel, the flamboyance of the plumage and the delicacy of the eye-spots. Such is the price of French excellence.

This is the price in US dollars fetched by the magnificent Mellerio peacock brooch at the “Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence” sale of the Al Thani collection at...

12 June 2019

Virgil Abloh's LV bracelets

The new Louis Vuitton collection of jewelry by Virgil Abloh should trigger a wave of hysteria among millennials… like everything the company’s artistic director for men’s collections. This king of luxury streetwear, a fan of multiculturalism, brings us a new twist on the Cuban chain already a feature of this summer’s bags. The large links adopt the look of hip hop culture: colored in orange or blue enamel, available in palladium, set with multicoloured crystals, in white ceramic printed with the letters LV, they make for a unique and electrifying mix and match.

The new Louis Vuitton collection of jewelry by Virgil Abloh should trigger a wave of hysteria among millennials... like everything the company's artistic director for...

05 June 2019

Animals, reflections of the human soul

Animals are our mirrors, the reflection of our souls. Since Aesop and Jean de La Fontaine, cats, dogs, foxes, monkeys, storks and storks have denounced human greed, injustice, and desire for domination and the ruses we can use to defend ourselves against it. Here are some examples illustrated by figurative jewelry by Buccellati, Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels: “like cats and dogs”, “the elephant giving birth to a mouse”, “The Fox and the Stork” by La Fontaine or “Tigers and Dragons” by Ang Lee.

Animals are our mirrors, the reflection of our souls. Since Aesop and Jean de La Fontaine, cats, dogs, foxes, monkeys, storks and storks have denounced human greed,...

19 May 2019

The elephant: a precious beast

The elephant, which in its wild state may well have disappeared from the planet in twenty years’ time, is a great favorite with jewelers, who impart grace to the pachyderm’s unprepossessing physique, excessively long trunk and impressively huge ears. The most spectacular pieces include a head in agate and titanium by JAR (Joel Arthur Rosenthal), belonging to the Al Thani collection. Those interested take note: along with some 400 other pieces from this collection, it will be up for sale on 19 June, with Christie’s New York.

The elephant, which in its wild state may well have disappeared from the planet in twenty years' time, is a great favorite with jewelers, who impart grace to the...

05 May 2019

Pascale Monvoisin x Sauvade

To support Sauvade, the French designer Pascale Monvoisin has created a pretty ring with a gold plaque on which a message can be engraved. “This association takes in abandoned cats and dogs in Reunion Island where there is no sterilization policy. Animals are often mistreated, puppies are still used as bait for fishing,” says Pascale Monvoisin. The animals are then repatriated to Paris for adoption. Of the €290 paid for each ring, 50 are donated to this association madeup entirely of volunteers. Essential if you’re looking for a pet.

 

To support Sauvade, the French designer Pascale Monvoisin has created a pretty ring with a gold plaque on which a message can be engraved. "This association takes in...

01 May 2019

Tabbah's cigarette-holder ring

This ring in the form of a magnificent snake set with diamonds has a secret mechanism. When you press it, a stem appears with a ring – into which you can pop a cigarette. Developed and patented by Lebanese jeweler Tabbah for one of his customers, this ring is a reinterpretation of the traditional cigarette-holder invented to prevent contact between the fingers and nicotine. Today, only elegant, liberated women would make use of this feature.

This ring in the form of a magnificent snake set with diamonds has a secret mechanism. When you press it, a stem appears with a ring – into which you can pop a...

16 April 2019

The CFOC's precious bowls

Precious stones are not only used in jewelry. The Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine proposes four hardstone “Taje” bowls hand-carved in India, in amethyst, agate and onyx. On the bowls, here veins, cracks, fissures and meandering lines appear, forming imaginary landscapes or “natural paintings”, to quote Roger Caillois (see “La lecture des pierres” – “Reading stones”).

50 euros the “Taje” bowl – Diameter : 13.5 cm

Precious stones are not only used in jewelry. The Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine proposes four hardstone "Taje" bowls hand-carved in India, in...
  • 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

  • The new Gucci boutique, dedicated to high jewelry, on Place Vendôme

  • The new Gucci boutique, dedicated to high jewelry, on Place Vendôme

  • Mellerio - Brooch in enamel and diamonds - 1905 - Estimate $500-700,000 sold $735,000

  • Mellerio - Archives

  • Louis Vuitton - Spring-summer 2019

  • "Like cats and dogs" - Van Cleef & Arpels, clips in gold, diamonds, onyx... at Christie's Paris - Circa 1960

  • "The Eagle and the Owl" - Boucheron, "Oulu" ring in gold, diamonds / Maison Tabbah, "Eagle Soul" in gold and diamonds

  • " The Hare and the Tortoise" - Van Cleef & Arpels, clip in gold, onyx, diamonds / Venyx, ring in gold and diamonds

  • "The Tortoise and the Two Ducks" - Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels, clips in gold, diamonds, emeralds... at Christie's Paris - Circa 1960

  • "The Spider and the Swallow" - René Lalique at the MAD, brooch-pendant in gold, enamel, diamonds... / Hemmerle, tarantula brooch in gold, 28 mm conch pearl, diamonds, Umba sapphires

  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" - Dior Jewelry, "Protecting Dragon" pendant in gold, opal, diamonds, tsavorites... / Cartier, bangle in gold and lacquer

  • "The monkey and the Cat" - Van Cleef & Arpels "Lucky Animals" clip in gold, tiger's-eye... / Lydia Courteille, clip "Monkey Business" in gold and diamonds

  • "The Hare and the Frogs" - Culoyon Jewelry, ring in 22 karats gold plated bronze / Maison Tabbah, "Kiss Me" earrings in gold and diamonds

  • "The elephant giving birth to a mouse" - Marchak clip / Marie Beltrami, ring in gilt metal

  • Chaumet - Brooch in carved pink opal - "Trésors d'Afrique" high jewelry collection - 2018

  • JAR - Clip in gold, agate, aluminium, silver, diamonds

  • Cartier vintage at Christie's Paris lot n°178 - Cuff-bracelet in gold and emeralds - Ca 1980

  • Van Cleef & Arpels - Clips en lapis lazuli, malachite and diamonds - "L'Arche de Noe" high jewelry collection - 2016

  • Yvonne Léon - Earring in gold and diamond

  • Tiffany & Co - Clip in gold, turquoises, enamel... - Blue Book collection - 2016

  • Boucheron - Ring "Hathi" in amethyst, colored gemstones and diamonds - 2010

  • Hermès vintage at Christie's Paris lot n°224 - Brooch in gold and diamonds

  • Van Cleef & Arpels - Clip in diamonds and a 48,13 carats topaz - "Les Voyages Extraordinaires" high jewelry collection - 2010

  • René Boivin - Pendant in gold and diamonds - Ca 1980

  • Pascale Monvoisin x Sauvade -Ring in gold to engrave

  • Pascale Monvoisin x Sauvade -Ring in gold to engrave - €290, 50 are donated to Sauvade

  • CFOC - Bowl in amethyst

  • CFOC - Bowl in tiger agate

  • CFOC - Bowl in onyx

  • CFOC - Bowl in agate

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