19 September 2017
A necklace by this young British designer recently entered one of the world’s most glittering collections: the London museum’s jewellery gallery. This contains some 3,500 pieces dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, including diamonds worn by Catherine the Great of Russia, the emeralds of Joséphine de Beauharnais, Lady Mountbatten’s “Tutti Frutti” bandeau and a 17th century Norwegian bridal crown. The V&A only accepts jewellery of the first water, clearly! It has to represent a particular style, period or technical feat – like this piece, consisting of stems and flowers cut from thin gold leaf linked with filaments, also in gold. It then takes on an aura with a wholly different dimension, as part of the panorama of history.
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.
On March 7, I attended a book signing for my children’s book “Coiffes et Parures” (Headdresses and Finery) at Mellerio’s. On a highly enjoyable sunny...
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.