17 July 2018

High jewelry echoes haute couture

High jewelry features a wealth of references to haute couture, one of its cult themes. Chopard and David presented some jewelry pieces at Giambattista Valli and Ralph and Russo runway shows. There are variations on trimmings and pompoms. Lace, a metaphor for femininity, is still an essential exercise of style, as its extreme delicacy and transparency have to be reproduced with the most unyielding of materials: gold and diamonds. Nothing shows off the skills of engravers, gem-setters and polishers more effectively.

Most popular articles

Yasuki Hiramatsu at auction: a first

By Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton. Auctions are not only about jewelry that once belonged to our ancestors. Three creations of Yasuki Hiramatsu (1926-2012),...

415

In France, a few major auction houses ­dominate jewelry and watch auctions as well as the media – the top ten account for 41% of all jewelry and watch...

Ruba Abu-Nimah, new creative director of Tiffany & Co

Following the takeover of Tiffany & Co by LVMH (for 15.8 billion dollars), Ruba Abu-Nimah becomes the new “creative director” of the jeweler.

Women's watches at Watches & Wonders 2021

The new annual watchmaking extravaganza Watches & Wonders has just gone entirely digital. Here are some dazzling surprises.

Bulgari, "Serpenti through the eyes of" Mary Katrantzou

In this latest “Serpenti through the eyes of”, Mary Katrantzou draws on the theme of metamorphosis to reinterpret bags with a clasp featuring a snake’s...

December 2020

In this horrible year, the good news was the rebound in December with a 12% increase in turnover compared to last year. It was the best December since 2011.