07 January 2019
Ceramics have become the signature material of James Taffin de Givenchy (the couturier’s nephew), a French jeweler based on Madison Avenue in New York. “The execution, which is reminiscent of enamel, gives a modern look to the wearing of large stones, which American women love”, he explains. He works with ceramic touches as with these black stainless steel hoop earrings, whose undulating edge is highlighted in bright red or orange. He also boldly goes for a total ceramic look: on a ring, the white diamond is set in a khaki striped bezel, while on bracelet three Mandarin garnets are set in a camouflage print. A magnificent work that’s one of a kind.
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.