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31 March 2021

Has humor deserted the jewelry world?

The very timely exhibition, “Comic break: humor in the jewelry world” by Van Cleef & Arpels, highlights a completely marginal subject in today’s jewelry: humor.

The very timely exhibition, "Comic break: humor in the jewelry world” by Van Cleef & Arpels, highlights a completely marginal subject in today's jewelry: humor.

29 March 2021

Jewelry that makes fun of jewelry

Avant-garde designers are turning to humor and irony to subvert the conventions of classic jewelry. Their favorite targets: the preciousness of materials.

Avant-garde designers are turning to humor and irony to subvert the conventions of classic jewelry. Their favorite targets: the preciousness of materials.

09 December 2020

Alina Alamorean, tormented jewelry

Part of Alina’s work, composed of pieces in movement and curves, is of a very strong sensuality. The other side of her work is darker, her jewelry sometimes resembling the paraphernalia of S&M …

Part of Alina's work, composed of pieces in movement and curves, is of a very strong sensuality. The other side of her work is darker, her jewelry sometimes...

08 December 2020

Karuna Balloo, textile horticulturist

The idea of a fabric flower comes from her native Mauritius – an island where African, Chinese, European and Indian influences intermingle…

The idea of a fabric flower comes from her native Mauritius – an island where African, Chinese, European and Indian influences intermingle...

12 November 2020

Isabelle Stanislas at The School of Jewelry Arts

After a brief introduction by art historian Cécile Lugand, master lacquerer Franck Cengizalp invited the six participants to practice techniques associated with Urushi lacquer: colour application, gold dusting and mother-of-pearl mosaic.

After a brief introduction by art historian Cécile Lugand, master lacquerer Franck Cengizalp invited the six participants to practice techniques associated with...

30 September 2020

Tiny sparks of grandeur

Marie Genon has transformed the Grand Palais into a series of jewels. From the majestic to the minuscule, this young woman delivers an extraordinary first jewelry opus that toys playfully with ratios of scale.

Marie Genon has transformed the Grand Palais into a series of jewels. From the majestic to the minuscule, this young woman delivers an extraordinary first jewelry...

26 September 2020

Vanessa Pinoncely at The School of Jewelry Arts

I invited Vanessa Pinoncely, creator of the Dear Charlotte brand at The School of Jewelry Arts, to the course devoted to Art Nouveau. Her reactions.

I invited Vanessa Pinoncely, creator of the Dear Charlotte brand at The School of Jewelry Arts, to the course devoted to Art Nouveau. Her reactions.

19 July 2020

Boucheron's "Contemplation", experiencing pure grace... 

Claire Choisne reminds us of all that is expected of fine jewelry: poetry, technicality, elegance.

Claire Choisne reminds us of all that is expected of fine jewelry: poetry, technicality, elegance.

21 April 2020

Christina Soubli, the art of filigree

Christina Soubli’s jewelry is created on the basis of just two materials and two colors: the 22-carat gold of a yellow with orange shades and the white of freshwater pearls.

Christina Soubli's jewelry is created on the basis of just two materials and two colors: the 22-carat gold of a yellow with orange shades and the white of freshwater...

20 April 2020

Greek myths and figures

Designers and jewelers the world over are fascinated by the figures of Greek mythology and the great names who have marked the history of this country, as these jewels amply testify.

Designers and jewelers the world over are fascinated by the figures of Greek mythology and the great names who have marked the history of this country, as these...

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