13 July 2018

The snow setting trend

The spotlight rarely falls on the art of setting: the way precious stones are fixed to jewelry. But as well as a few well-known classics like the claw and invisible settings, there are also lesser-known techniques like the snow setting. A feature of the latest Piaget, Cindy Chao, David Yurman and De Grisogono high jewelry collections, this involves taking dozens or even hundreds of micro-stones of different diameters and arranging them randomly. The idea is to create reflections, like snow glittering in the sun.

 

  • De Grisogono - Necklace in gold, sapphires and diamonds

  • Cindy Chao - Earrings in silver, pink gold, conch pearls and lacquer

  • De Grisogono - Ring in gold, sapphires and 5.10 carats diamond

  • Piaget - Ring "Sunlight Escape" in gold, diamonds and tourmaline cabochon

  • David Yurman - "Pétale" bracelet in gold and diamonds

Most popular articles

The big winners: vermeil, gold plating and gold-plated brass

In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…

The lacquer boom

Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!

Tabayer: ultra-light gold

I was so surprised by the extreme lightness of this Tabayer bracelet – to the point of wondering if it was really gold at all.

Balmain SS22 fashion show: It’s all about the links

As the central element of this collection, links even become a garment in their own right when Roustaing turns them into an ultra-sexy top.

Try out these unwearable jewels – if you dare!

Too big, too fragile, too disturbing, too bulky, too outrageous, too eccentric, too over-the-top… just  too much. That’s what you’ll say when you...

Renard Bijoux, everyday emotions

In Renard Bijoux, you get a sense of authenticity, rurality, the emotions generated by the tiny details of everyday life, and of work done by hand.