The Friendship Bracelet

11.06.2012 § 1 Comment

1. Honorine Jewels Silk Thread “Pompom Bracelet” 2.  Aurélie Bidermann “Copacabana Bracelet” 3. Marni Cobra Stitch Bracelet

Images: Fahisolista ; Beso ; Net à Porter
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Indian Adornments

08.03.2012 § Leave a comment

A little more than a year ago, Ben and I visited India for the first time. The reason for our stay was actually a wedding during which I had the chance to discover more about the traditional Indian customs and especially the beautiful jewelry. Back than I promised you a post about Indian Style but never got to it. So, finally, here it is!

What one thinks of first when it comes to Indian jewelry is the massive and opulent gems collected by Maharajahs and Maharanis. Those same gems that the whole of Europe envied, that inspired the Tutti Frutti collections and that are still some of the most amazing gems known today. But the beauty of a gem is just as important as how it is worn, and Indian women definitely know how to wear their jewels in the most fantastic manners.

Portrait of Rani Jindan Singh by George Richmond

Look at the beautiful Maharani Jind Kaur! Isn’t she amazing? What appears to me in this painting after the striking serene force of Rani Jindan, is truly the art of adorning… I think Karl Lagarfeld translated this quite well in Chanel’s pre Fall Paris-Bombai Collection last December.

View the complete collection and details here and here.

I must admit the reason why I only write this post now is because I have waited a long time for an Indian jeweler to wow me… And just today (a thousand years after everyone else…) I discovered Amrapali which apparently isn’t only worn by all of Bollywood but the rest of the world too!

Mughal-inspired Gold and Diamond Peacock Bangle, Amrapali

I can’t wait to see more of Amrapali. The name is, by the way, borrowed from a woman of extraordinary beauty who lived in ancient India. Read more about her story here.

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The Signet Ring: Giovanna vs. The English Gentleman

25.01.2012 § 4 Comments

Painting of an English Gentleman by Hans Eworth in 1546 and picture of Giovanna Battaglia by Garance Doré

I think it is rather fun to see more “fashionable” variations of the signet ring than the traditional coat of arms! What do you think: Tradition or Reinvention???

A Sunburst For The Hair

12.12.2011 § Leave a comment

Jackie Kennedy wearing a sunburst ornament bought from Wartski in her hair
Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra wearing a Sunburst jewel in her hair
Helen of Albany wearing a Sunburst jewel in her coiffure
Kate Hudson wearing a Sunburst jewel in her hair for the MET Ball 2011

Jeweled By The Ocean II

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.

Metalic Mermaids

Organic Mermaids

A Pirate’s Treasure

Silent Evolution By Jason de Caires Taylor

Pictures: Jason de Caires Taylor & Style.com

See Jeweled By The Ocean I

How To Wears Chains?

23.09.2011 § Leave a comment

Chains, Ippolita.

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

Turbans & Brooches

19.07.2011 § Leave a comment

It’s amazing all you can do with just your favorite scarf and a beautiful brooch!



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