19 August 2016
Butterflies, fish, birds, bears, panthers, snakes, dragons … Jewelers’ collections are populated with animals, some are fanciful or realistic, others are hybrids, domestic or wild. Some are even codes of recognition like Cartier’s panther. On September 8th and 15th, the Van Cleef & Arpels School is holding a conference on this classic theme and yet another on the representation of the feather.
Picture: Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewel
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.