Marie-Cécile Cisamolo about her favorites of Sotheby’s Lalique auction

An important private lifetime collection of Rene Lalique’s pieces and designs will be presented at Sotheby’s auction tomorrow in Paris. SURREAL GENERATION asked Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist and Director of Sotheby’s, to tell us about her favorite lots of the sale.

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Royal lots at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels

An outstanding auction by Christie’s, displaying a variety of prominent, coming-from-royal-families pieces, is going to take place tomorrow in Geneva. Among the splendid precious lots, Evgenia Pukhaeva had chosen 2 remarkable pieces to share with you some insights about. These pieces belonged to women that during their lifetimes, and even centuries after, were and are an avowed epitome of power, wealth, and beauty. Their names … Continue reading Royal lots at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels

Christie’s, La Dolce Vita

SURREAL GENERATION has the pleasure to report on a recent visit to take a look at jewelry pieces of La Dolce Vita Online Sale at Christie’s office in Milan. From the exquisite selection of jewels by Italian and International Maisons, jewelry historian Evgenia Pukhaeva is going to guide us around her personal favorites. Bvlgari’s flower sautoir is the star of the current auction. The piece is dated back … Continue reading Christie’s, La Dolce Vita

Iconic Designs. David Webb

SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic designs series. Today we introduce the 3rd chapter about the quintessential American jeweler – David Webb. Animal Kingdom In 1957 David Webb made his first animal-inspired bracelet. By the end of the 1960s, precious animals became a must-have for the smart set, and David Webb turned into a synonym of animal jewelry in the USA. He wasn’t the only one to create … Continue reading Iconic Designs. David Webb

The 23-year lost is back

Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” (1917) will finally be unveiled to the public this October at the Museum Of Rome in Palazzo Braschi. The portrait was initiallly set to be exhibited earlier, but the opening was delayed due to the pandemic. The legendary art work will be exhibited for the first time following its dramatic discovery in 2019, within the walls of the gallery … Continue reading The 23-year lost is back

Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30

Hemmerle celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Harmony bangle.First created in 1991, Harmony has since become a truly iconic piece of the Maison and a must for jewelry collectors. Harmony bangle is an out-of-time piece. Its minimalistic shape looks modern but makes one think of archaic ornaments. It is basic and constant, and at the same time, is an object of endless experiments of designers … Continue reading Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30

Art exhibitions in Rome, fall 2021

An exhibition – The Yōkai Parade – is on display at The Japanese Institute of Culture in Rome. The show tells the history of Yōkai – supernatural creatures of Japanese mythology, spirits, and ghosts embodying the forces of nature. Originating in Japanese culture around 1000 years ago, these exotic monsters have been traveling from ancient scrolls to modern anime and manga eventually becoming an ordinary part of … Continue reading Art exhibitions in Rome, fall 2021

She is on fire

Christina Rusu, Editor-in-Chief of SURREALGENERATION, was inspired to work on this photo project by the words of David Webb: “Beautiful women and jewels are synonymous. Rarely do you see a woman so beautiful that accents of jewelry do not flatter her physical beauty and the costume she chooses… Today, a woman is not looking for just a bracelet, clip, or a ring, but a jewel … Continue reading She is on fire