29 September 2015
This pearl necklace estimated at between US $4.5 – 7 million is extraordinary for two reasons: the quality of its 38 pearls and its aristocratic origins, from the jewel box of Viscountess Cowdray, Lady Pearson. In the Christie’s catalogue where it appeared in 1937 a description still true today: “There is probably no other collection of pearls as beautiful as this.“
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…