Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Seahorses have captured the imagination of humans for thousands of years and have a powerful presence in myth and legend. Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, known as Neptune to the Romans, traveled in a chariot drawn by fierce seahorses with heads of a horse and tails of a fish. For more than 2,000 years, sculptures, […]
A unique universe, at the borders of dreams and reality, to discover in this beautiful book, published by Assouline. “I started to create my own jewelry because I could never find what I wanted.” By writing these words in the preface of the book, Suzanne Syz delivers all the keys of her creative process. At the beginning of this beautiful jewelry history is therefore … frustration. For this Swiss creative expatriate in New York in the early ’80s, jewelry were […]
Parsons graduate and former director of design for Zac Posen, Venessa Arizaga launched her eponymous label in 2007. Inspired by her travels to Puerto Rico, this handcrafted collection reflects a distinct Latin American feel, featuring bold clashing colours and a rich mix of textures.
The new summer exhibition at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall : Ultra Vanities, Bejewelled Make-Up Boxes from the Age of Glamour, will feature an extensive private collection of more than 200 glamorous make-up cases from the 1920s through to the 1970s, including designs by some of the world’s most revered jewellery brands, such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chaumet.
Director Baz Luhrmann’s film, The Great Gatsby debuts on May 10, and with it, The Great Gatsby Collection. by Tiffany & Co., inspired by the film and created in collaboration with Academy Award®-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin. The spectacular jewelry is based on designs from the Tiffany Archives and worn by the film’s all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, who appear as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. “The jewelry symbolizes the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and […]
One of the star accessory this season shows that, as in many other things, size matters! Collars are imposed with maxi proposals you will want to take to launch a message of power fashion from morning to night, so do not be afraid to celebrate excesses. The idea is that you won’t use half-measures in terms of volumes, length or colors. They are loaded with sparkles and rhinestone that suggest Gothic or Baroque. There are true examples of pectorals flapper […]
Interview April 2013 issue : Photographer: Christian Ferretti Models: Natalie Gempel , Allie Fosheim , Hallie Hutchinson , Karly Mcneil Styling: Jessica Mycock Make Up: Kristi Matamoros Manicure: Jackie Saulsbery
For years jewelry has stepped on one side and the fashion on the other. If at any time they match it was mere coincidence. But for a while now the fashion brands try to harmonize all theis lines to transmit the same creative concept that wrap all your items. And that includes jewelry. This spring and summer is doomed to continuous blast of color. But it is not worth any, only those solid, opaque and clean tones will have a […]
Egyptians, men and women, both rich and poor wore forms of jewelry. It served decorative, religious, and magical purposes. Some were worn as amulets, or charms, believed to help the wearer in the afterlife. Gold, semi-precious stone, and even colored glass were common.They weren’t the only ones. You may encounter the art of body adornment in other antique cultures like greeks ,chinese ,mongolians ,japanese and aztecs. In some tribes in Africa body adorning has still religious and magical purposes. Fashion […]
Twenty three Bulgari jewelry belonging to the legendary Gina Lollobrigida will be auctioned at Sotheby in Geneva on May 14th 2013. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Stem Cell Research association which promotes and foster the research and innovation in the field of stem cells. source vogue.it
You may not have heard of him but the tale of Alexandre Reza is well worth reading. Arguably the most powerful diamond dealer of the 1970’s,he spent the next few decades as one of most exclusive jewelers in the world conquering New York, Cannes , Monte Carlo and beyond with his exceptional designs. The book is beautifully bound in suede and stuffed with photos and sketches of rare pieces. I have to admit that the first thing that attract me at this […]
Thalé Blanc is a return to true luxury and old world craftsmanship, as is the designer’s couture background (Gianfranco Ferré, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino). Thalé Blanc is compromised of only the highest quality leathers and exotic skins and brass custom made hardware from Italy. Photo by Courtesy Photo
Mikimoto Kokichi, the son of a noodle-shop owner, seemed unlikely to play a role in transforming the jewelry business — or influencing fashion, for that matter. From a working-class family, Kokichi dropped out of school in Toba, Japan as a teenager, and began selling vegetables in order to support his family. While working, he became fascinated with pearls as he watched pearl divers from a nearby port bringing in their daily trove. Years later, while judging a pearl exhibition in […]
“There is such an abundance of material out there, we need not continue to harvest many of the materials needed to create. I like to think of each creation as an extension of what nature has given us and we strive to preserve the integrity of the material and its unique energy. We also strive to reuse rather than reap. Jewelry was initially created to carry symbolic talismans and stones of energy or import. I believe it should still have […]
A fourth generation Fendi, Delfina Delettrez drew on her creative passion for fashion and accessories to create her eponymous label in 2007. Combining organic materials with polished metals and precious gemstones, her collections are a bold fusion of romance and glamour, perfect for adding a distinctly opulent edge to your look.
Handcrafted in NYC, the Valentina Kova Collections offer jewelry that wears as an age-less, classic, and unique creations. Inspired by ancient artifacts, the Collections range in its use of different materials- white and pink gold, silver, as well as precious stones. As part of Valentina Kova’s awareness of humane practices and passion for education, the jewelry is made conflict-free, and 10% of all the proceeds go to supporting Art Programs in New York City public elementary schools. source notjustalabel.com
Lulu Frost is a jewelry brand founded in new york city in 2004 by designer Lisa Salzer. the Frost family, led by Lisa’s maternal grandmother Elizabeth Rock Frost, has been involved in the estate jewelry business for generations. Lisa’s work blends antique, vintage and modern elements to reinvent timeless classics. pictures from modaoperandi.com
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The 19th edition of the Vendome Luxury show ended on March 4. For four days its salons were open in three prestigious locations in and around Place Vendome (Hotel d’Evreux, Hotel Le Meurice and Hotel Park Hyatt), featuring the world of luxury in all of its interpretations, from fine jewelry to fashion jewelry to accessories and evening gowns. Sardo Sardo Queen Vee Jewelry Queen Vee Jewelry DALL’ AVA DALL’ AVA DALL’ AVA Bil Arabi Bil Arabi Shirley Ephraim Shirley Ephraim […]
Christian Louboutin expanded on the popular Pigalle 120 pump by raising the vamp and slenderizing and lifting the heel for a more secure fit. Longchamp’s creative director Sophie Delafontaine was inspired by interior designers like David Hicks for this graphic poppy print on bags. Chanel hat designer Laetitia Crahay of Maison Michel showed a perfected female fedora with a wider brim and white paint-splattered feathers. Whether bought singularly or as a group, Marie-Hélène de Taillac’s rings came […]
“Life is big, but I like my jewelry even bigger” This sentence perfectly captures Liat Ginzburg, her outlook on life, passion for jewelry, and unique, bold and fun-filled designs. Her daring statement pieces with their abundant use of color and electrifying style have quickly made her well-known across Israel. Liat`s lines swept the Israeli fashion scene with stylists, journalists and celebrities alike clamoring to wear and feature her designs. Demand for her pieces has been rapidly growing ever since, with […]
Eddie Borgo pays homage to Cleopatra in a collection of sculpturally evocative creations. From a scarab-punctuated pendant to an Eye of Horus–inspired mask, these accessories exude the regality of the legendary pharaoh—but not at the expense of Borgo’s signature rock ‘n’ roll spin.
MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza Coral Reef Sapphire Cuff Inspired by the beauty of nature, this sparkling pave sapphire cuff is a true statement piece that complements your energetic style beautifully. This MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza speaks to the designer’s modern opulence, making it—and you—a conversation-starter. Yves Saint Laurent Treasury Three-Stone Cuff A mix of sprightly colored glass cabochons and crystals emboldens the effulgent yellow golden construction of this Yves Saint Laurent cuff. Konstantino London Blue Topaz Station Bracelet Make an impression […]
Fendi bag: Louis Vuiton bag: Gucci bag: Chanel bag: Dior bag: Hermes bag:Vogue Gioiello march 2013 issue. Jewelry a selection from : Veschetti – The Collection Roberto Demeglio Sanalitro Gioielli Pasquale Bruni Verdi Gioielli Giovanni Ferraris Dior Joaillerie Faraone source vogue.it
Oscar de la Renta Basketweave Collar Necklace The intricate basketweave motif of this Oscar de la Renta collar necklace emboldens your look with a geometric, downtown cool. Oscar de la Renta Large Flower Collar Necklace There’s no more fitting way to celebrate special occasions than with fun, fresh jewelry. With an eye-catching floral flourish, this Oscar de la Renta necklace is perfect for framing your face. Herve Van Der Straeten Pastilles Dot Ribbon Necklace Incorporating Fall’s favorite deep navy and […]
HEAVEN TANUDIREDJA was born in Bali. His fashion life started when he was 15 years old, working as an assistant designer in Indonesia. He then studied and graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp in Belgium. While he was still in his second year in this institution, the designer has received a Dries Van Noten Award. Under Steven Robinson, John Galliano’s right hand at the time, he then pursued his carreer at Christian Dior Haute Couture.He has […]
Princess Diaries A glass slipper might be the best-remembered part of Cinderella’s princess transformation, but a tiara is a much more practical, and, as these photographs attest,Vogue-friendly option to add a touch of fairy-tale magic to an ensemble. “Until the war, luxury was restricted to the ruling class,” Cartier’s Alain Dominique Perrin once explained to Vogue, who in 1962 commissioned Bert Stern to snap smiling screen queen Claudia Cardinale, (middle) “the young Italian actress melting the ice” provided by Van Cleef & Arpels. Notwithstanding Courtney Love’s passing […]
I love Bond No.9 and the Limited Edition Collection is a collectible one!Just take a look you will fall in love! I know they are pricy but guys it is a gift for your Valentine so a smile on her face is priceless( she’ll appreciate the effort,be sure!). The New York Musk Emerald Swarovski Shooting Star, as the names suggests is a 100ml bottle studded with an intricate network of emeralds and will make for a stunning collector’s piece. The Harrods Amber […]
Van Cleef & Arpels’s Sweet Alhambra Collection is rife with symbolism of love and luck. The collection uses a combination of Pink Gold, Carnelian and brilliant cut diamonds to create these little charms. While I doubt any woman would say no to receiving Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry, receiving it on Valentine’s Day makes it extra special. Carnelian used in the collection is a semi precious stone from Brazil; the stone has a long history and has been associated with good […]
Shot by photographer Zeb Daemen, the Heaven Tanudiredja Spring 2013 campaign does the accessories justice. Full of closeup portraits in an otherwise nondescript room, the use of light and shadow casts a dramatic aesthetic befitting of a femme fatale. Not to mention that the gold, silver and vibrant jewel tones glimmer mesmerizingly in each image. The elegant looks were perfected by hairstylist and makeup artist Vera Dierckx.
Looking for a fancy hand? Well, here it is the morbidly elegant skeleton hand bracelet by Delfina Delettrez. Equipped with a design that allows the skeletal bracelet to wrap around not only your wrist, but your fingers as well, the bracelet appears as if you were displaying your hand’s actual skeletal structure. Made out of white gold, silver, diamonds, and an extravagant Cabocon Ruby. It sells for 17.160 euros(aprox. 25.000 dollars) and is available for special order and will arrive about one month […]
Lavish is one of the many words that can be used to describe the Azature Black Diamond Nail Polish. The self-proclaimed black diamond king jeweler Azature has reinvented the meaning of the phrase “dripping in diamonds” with a literal interpretation. This new twist on fine jewelry is beautifully opulent with its glittery sheen in black and silver. Says the jeweler of the cosmetic on his site: “I developed a Black Diamond Nail Polish with the same attention and quality as […]
The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse has just received the Guinness World Record for the most expensive handbag ever created. Desiner Robert Mouawad is the brainchild behind this magnificent purse, which is handmade using 18kt gold. It took 10 artisans a total of 8,800 hours to complete this Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. The total carat weight of the handbag is 381.92 carats, consisting of 4,356 colorless diamonds, 105 yellow diamonds and 56 pink diamonds. On top of all those […]
Debora Cannas starts her adventure in February 2010 and picks the effective and simple name of Preziosity. From recycled materials to jewelry, this is the path followed. And the material leading the game is mainly plastic from bottles of various kinds: water, shampoo, bubble bath, fabric softener bottles. But also other unusual material have found their own space, like cell phone recharge cards, cleaned bolts, electric wire. It must have been the atmosphere at the IAAD– Istituto d’arte applicata e design – or the three […]