15 November 2016
This exhibition tracing the history of jade, gathers together some 330 pieces of which one third comes from the Taipei Museum. The Art Deco section is mainly devoted to Cartier and is evidence of the phenomenal influence of China found within the clocks, toiletry sets, cigarette cases and brooches made from sculpted objects dating from the eighteenth or nineteenth century. The most spectacular piece and one of inestimable value is Barbara Hutton’s necklace made in 1934 from 27 beads of imperial jade (the greenest, the most beautiful) that perfectly match each other as they are cut from the same piece.
“Jade, from Emperors to Art Deco“, until January 16th, 2017
The elephant, which in its wild state may well have disappeared from the planet in twenty years’ time, is a great favorite with jewelers.
To support Sauvade, the French designer Pascale Monvoisin has created a pretty ring with a gold plaque on which a message can be engraved.
Developed and patented by Lebanese jeweler Tabbah for one of his customers, this ring is a reinterpretation of the traditional cigarette-holder.
Precious stones are not only used in jewelry. The Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine proposes four hardstone bowls hand-carved in India.
Pharaonic motifs, hieroglyphics, beetles… The influence of Egypt is a classic theme in the jewelry of contemporary creators and jewelers.
At GemGenève, the display cases are full of loose diamonds, rubies, sapphires, opals, tourmalines, and spinels including the most beautiful specimens.