06 September 2016
The peacock … The Mellerio brooch is one of the first jewelry pieces to feature the peacock feather. Over time, it has become a classic theme of Boucheron jewelry and one of its motifs of recognition. The exercise is particularly difficult because it’s necessary to recreate the beauty of the feathers’ multicolored changing iridescence and the delicateness of its barbs.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…