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Flutterby Butterfly

Nature is an inexhaustive repertoire for jewelers – and the art of ornamentation has always been in the interest of embellishment. One may even say that adornment is a perfect human mimic of nature. To wear bold, bright colored jewels could be compared to some animals that ward off danger with color, just as one … Continue reading

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Full Finger Dragon Rings Battle In Dual

Something in the dark came alive tonight A dragon of some sort, made it’s way into the light Green and shiny Long and windy Eyes of gold… Poem by Douglas Welty

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Twisted Nails Make a Bad Shoe Smith

The nail is used for many things, A useful securing tool; A hammer is taken by the hand And drives it, that’s the rule. However it seems, that rule has clearly been bent. Which one came first? The chicken? Or the egg?

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HSH Princess Charlene’s Tiara by Lorenz Baumer

Thanks to the “Jewellery Editor” some fabulous images have arrived on the net of HSH Princess Charlene’s tiara, designed by Lorenz Baumer. He conceived a jewel that was to reflect Princess Charlene’s love for the ocean waters; with diamond water drops splashing across her hair. The variety of diamond cuts used to execute this piece … Continue reading

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Hemmerle’s “Delicious Jewels”

  The House of Hemmerle, exhalts a family tradition of 117 years. Habitually, designing one-of-a-kind pieces or extremely limited series, this book is the first to reunite a collection. The closest that this came to be was the mushroom collection in 2006. However the House of Hemmerle has never been able to keep the jewels … Continue reading

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HSH Princess Charlene’s Ocean Jewel

HSH Princess Charlene de Monaco has received a token of love from Prince Albert II; the Ocean Jewel, designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. We witness here a form of jewelery as high in performance as we could wish for, in it’s quality of execution, stone work and symbolism. For the former South African competitive … Continue reading

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Delfina & Chaumet’s Hearts Stung by Bees

  A bee stung Eros on the nose While he was smelling on a rose “Mother Venus,  ay,ay,ay Please help me or I’ll die What a terrible disgrace A dragon bit me on my face”! Venus comforts first her son then speaks to him with mocking fun: The little bee’s tiny sting Is for you … Continue reading

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Laurence Graff, The King of Diamonds

November 25th 2010, merely a few days after Graff acquires the finest pink diamond at auction for 46 million USD, he proudly announces the acquisition of another two diamonds, one of 196cts and the other of 184cts, both rough and seal-bid for 23 million USD. Both were recovered from the Letseng mine in the Maluti … Continue reading

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Gone Up In A Golden Smoke

De la Fée is a swiss company who has a very seducing concept for this season’s greetings. What sort of courteous gift could you possibly present your host with, that doesn’t come across as your mundane bouquet of ephemeral flowers, the typical bottle of champagne, or box of chocolates?   They have reviewed their classics … Continue reading

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Verney Joailliers – A Medley of Diamonds

Verney, one of Paris’s reputable Place Vendome jewelers, published a charming book, presenting a selection of jewelry designs that have strongly been of influence since the 1980s. Verney’s founder, Michel Ermelin, designed  jewelry pieces as if they were a prolongation in the spirit of the works of René Boivin and Suzanne Belperron, he perpetuated a … Continue reading

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