06 August 2018
This exhibition “Bead art in Africa” at the Rietberg Museum showcases a magnificent new collection of African bead-based art. Both the older and the more recent jewelry reveals the extraordinary creativity of southern, eastern and western Africa. We discover that beads are much more than commodities or a currency of exchange: they convey complex messages about the age, sex and identity of those who wear them. Produced in Europe for the African market from the 17th century onwards, they can be seen as one of the first symbols of globalization.
“Bead art in Africa – The Mottas Collection” from 7th June to 21st October 2018
Lise Guitton, the Inouïtoosh’s designer who works with both scarves and jewelry, has dreamed up a large silk square printed with precious stones.
I wanted to know more about Dina Level because her name keeps cropping up over and over again in the jewelry world…
Monica Rossi’s jewelry is at White Bird with her very poetic jewelry.
One of the nice finds in the in the brand new Parisian shop of Marin Montagut: the mineralogical plates painted in watercolor.
Dutch designer Sheila Westera makes her mounts using gold or silver wire. It slips around the finger and holds the stone, it winds itself interminably...
The new “Mademoiselle Privé” de Chanel watch collection consists of 7 cuffs fastened by a button.