14.10.2011 § 1 Comment
Skyscraper by Harry Winston, Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Ring from the New York Collection
You probably already have seen this ring many times. The first time I saw it, I wasn’t so sure about the cushion-cut cabochon “sugarloaf” shape of the sapphire, but I really grew fond of it with time. Cabochons* are so often underestimated. In this Skyscraper Ring, the very modern and simple perspective of the gem allows a particularly interesting view “inside” the sapphire, which I must say is a gem full of wonders when you look at it more carefully with a loupe… It sounds a little nerdy, but you’d be amazed… Maybe I’ll write a post about Sapphire inclusions one day!
* gems that are polished but not faceted – different types of cabochon exist
Picture: Harry Winston
10.10.2011 § Leave a Comment
Have you seen the beautiful McQueen mermaids on the runway last week? I know, I knwo this is supposed to be a jewelry blog, but look at the pictures and you’ll understand. They all look like corals. There is jewelry too, as if these mermaids had discovered a pirate’s treasure. They remind me so much of Jason de Caires Taylor‘s Silent Evolution underwater sculpture parc.
A Pirate’s Treasure
Pictures: Jason de Caires Taylor & Style.com
03.10.2011 § Leave a Comment
23.09.2011 § Leave a Comment
You probably have noticed if you followed the previous fashion shows that this fall will be all about chains. Naturally we don’t want to wear 3kg of chains around the neck every day. So the real question is, how to wear chains? Well Vogue Gioiello Online made a rather nice work into figuring this out in their Chain Game photo shoots. I love this Ben Amun back necklace in the last picture..
In hair. Chain necklaces, Scott Kay. Cuff, Prediletto.On wrist. Bracelet, David Webb. On ankles. Necklaces, David Yurman
On her back. Chains, Ben Amun. Watch, Patek Philippe. On the jeans and on wrist. Bracelets, Gucci.
Pictures: Vogue.it - Photographer: Robert Massman Photographer Assistant: Joe Leonard Fashion Editor: Michaela Dosamantes Hair: Takashi Yusa Make-up: Cedric Jolivet Model: Isabella Nicolay @ Supreme Management With the collaboration of Solange Franklin
22.09.2011 § 2 Comments
Shawish created, what hardly seems possible, a ring made of one single faceted diamond reportedly weighing 150 cts. and will retail for £43 million. According to Shawish, who patented the concept, it is the “first diamond ring”. This definitely will give a kick to the whole industry. I’m looking forward to see what’s coming next.
21.09.2011 § Leave a Comment
In 2009, almost a century after the Russian Revolution, the iconic jewelry brand Fabergé was re-launched with its three beautiful Les Fabuleuses de Fabergé Collections created under the direction of Katharina Flohr. Fabergé was truly reborn this summer, when the first of Les Fameux de Fabergé high jewelry egg pendants were launched in Paris, during Couture Week. The icon is back and ready to conquer with its exquisite jewels especially Les Frissons de Fabergé fine jewelry egg pendants collection!
Oeuf Ballet Russe Aurora white gold set with shades of pink sapphires and white diamonds €13239.60 / $18,700.00 – Oeuf Spirale Exhubérance set in 18-karat yellow gold with 266 rubies, sapphires, tsavorites, violet, pink, orange and yellow sapphires and diamonds totalling 2.28 carats €15788.40 / $22,300.00 – Oeuf Impératrice Vert set in 18-karat blackened white gold and features 291 tsavorites totalling 2.32 carats €15009.60 / $21,200.00 – Oeuf Matelassé Diamant Or Blanc set in 18-karat white gold and features 43 white diamonds totalling 0.97 carats €6159.60 / $8,700.00