12 March 2018
Artistic coordinator of Miu Miu accessories since 2014, the Italian designer has now taken over from Bruno Frisoni. He is a keen collector of 18th and 19th century antique jewelry sets, generally unearthed at the Gioielleria Pennisi, in Milan. His particular quirk is that he keeps his rings, earrings and bracelets locked away, but wears the necklaces over masculine sky-blue checked or pinstripe shirts.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…