In Love With Gems

30.03.2011 § Leave a comment

My favorite jewelry designers are those who start with a GEM. Gem lovers like Harry Winston, who believe that gems are so special that they deserve to be highlighted. Look at those magnificent stones, so full of style and elegance. They are not just any stones, those are Tsavorite, Padparadscha Sapphire and Changing Color Purple Sapphire. Each one of them is a little wonder of nature, all so rare.

All Harry Winston Rings. First Marquesa Tsavorite Cocktail Ring with an oval tsavorite 8.18 carats ; 4 marquise & pear shaped diamonds 0.30 total carats, in a platinum setting. Second: Sunset By Harry Winston, Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Oval padparadscha sapphire 11.41 carats ; 4 baguette diamonds 1.24 total carats in 18k yellow gold and a platinum setting. Third: Color Change Purple Sapphire and Baguette Diamond Ring. Cushion cut purple sapphire 8.10 carats ; 6 baguette diamonds 0.96 total carats in a platinum setting.

Pictures: Harry Winston

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La Bague Berbère

22.03.2011 § 2 Comments

Altuzarra black gold ring fully set with black diamonds, Gaia Repossi for Joseph Altuzarra

To me Gaia Repossi‘s designs are those of & for a strong woman. Her jewelry is daring and inspired with a modern perspective on ancient ethnic cultures. I am wondering whether Gaia is named after the Greek Goddess or the Berber King?

Picture : www.repossi.com

Thinking of Judith

11.03.2011 § Leave a comment

I couldn’t have possibly forgotten Judith

Jeweled by Klimt!

11.03.2011 § Leave a comment

Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt

Did you know that Klimt’s father was a gold engraver? I didn’t.. But it makes so much more sense now that I do…


Ssssssssnakes

09.03.2011 § Leave a comment

Judith Leiber Moonlit Mamba crystal handbag ; Shourouk Crystal Snake ; Fallon Labyrinth Maze Snake Pendant ; Skull ring and matching earrings of carved coral, pavé diamonds, and 18k white and blackened gold, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong in 2007

Pictures: Judith Leiber ; Shourouk ; Net-a-porter.com ; The Jewelry Loupe

What Is It With Emeralds?

07.03.2011 § 1 Comment

There is something going on with emeralds lately, so I’ve decided to post a few of my favorite emerald pieces for inspiration.

Both sides of the Great Moghul Emerald, one inscribed with Shiite invocations and the other with floral pattern.


Angelina Jolie’s emerald earrings are to die for… and she wears them perfectly!This ring by JAR reveals what an emerald really is, don’t you think? What I like most about emeralds is that the inclusions look like veins or maybe organisms, like there is an entire world in there. It’s almost like they’re alive..

Pictures:  Akshay Chavan, Google Images

Last Chance!

03.03.2011 § Leave a comment

On the 17th of March, Sotheby’s will hold an auction in its London quarters. I had a quick look at the e-catalog and in general the lots are  very nice but not  particularly extraordinary. Here are neither the most expensive, nor the most impressive but my favorite all the same.

Lot 152: A beautiful Opal and Diamond Necklace. Lot 155: A Gold and Coral hinged Bangle by Phillips of Cockspur Street, mid 19th century. There were a lot of other beautiful jewels, for instance an amazing sapphire and diamond ring by Tillander (lot 106) and three lovely Garnet and Diamond Hair Combs from the late 19th century (lot 159),  you can see them in the e-catalog

Picture: Sotheby’s

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