01 May 2019
This ring in the form of a magnificent snake set with diamonds has a secret mechanism. When you press it, a stem appears with a ring – into which you can pop a cigarette. Developed and patented by Lebanese jeweler Tabbah for one of his customers, this ring is a reinterpretation of the traditional cigarette-holder invented to prevent contact between the fingers and nicotine. Today, only elegant, liberated women would make use of this feature.
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.
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.
After several months of work, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s jewelry gallery will reopen on April 11, 2019. It has added approximately 80 new pieces to its...