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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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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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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Stackable yet Questionable…

Precious gems are these, rich men attempt to seize, but gems like these are very rare, (?) their slightly small size is only fair… so don’t neglecte and stare! Chicken or the Egg? Who came first? Tiffany’s Sugar Stacks or Pomellato’s Velenos?

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The BVLGARI Blue

Yesterday, October 20th 2010, Christie’s New York jewelry auction presented the BVLGARI Blue. A two-stone diamond ring featuring the largest triangular-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction. The ring was designed by Rome’s legendary jeweler’s BVLGARI in the 1970s and was being sold by a collector who bought it as a present … Continue reading

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Embracing the Hope Diamond

The Embracing Hope NEckalce by Harry Winston

Last night, Novembre 17th 2010, Harry Winston presented on their 5th Avenue flagship store the famous 45.52ct fancy blue Hope diamond in it’s new setting. Enlaced with baguette cut diamonds, it’s design poeticaly communicates a message of hope, ironic for this diamond who’s story has been embedded with curses. The legend has it that ever … Continue reading

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