The new David Webb

While we are getting used to yellow leaves and gloomy skies, all the seasonal flowers are bursting with color at David Webb’s boutique in New York City. The Maison has launched the new Asheville collection. It is the first completely new collection by David Webb since his passing.Bewildering at first sight; it might look as if the new pieces have nothing in common with David … Continue reading The new David Webb

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

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

High Jewelry favorites, summer 2021

SURREAL GENERATION paid great and committed attention to the sequence of releases in the new High Jewelry collections. Now, that the waves have died down, our jewelry expert Evgenia Pukhaeva is glad to share some insights about her three favorite picks. Each jewelry Maison has its distinctive aesthetic that has evolved over the years. The heritage makes the fundament of it: iconic designs and stories … Continue reading High Jewelry favorites, summer 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

Baccarat Pop Ring vol. 2

Adorable candies! – these words came to my mind after the first look at the new Baccarat rings collection.  These are good old Baccarat Pop Rings redesigned by Jaime Hayon. Jaime Hayon is one of the most influential creators of the last decade, according to Wallpaper Magazine, and one of the most creative icons as Times magazine says. The new collection includes 4 rings of … Continue reading Baccarat Pop Ring vol. 2

Iconic Designs. Cartier

SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic Designs series with a second chapter devoted to the house of Cartier. Panthère Panthère de Cartier is probably the most recognizable and desirable animal in the jewelry zoo. Firstly introduced in 1914 as an onyx-spotted panther-pattern female wristwatch, this cat has never left the Maison ever since and found its place in collections of the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, … Continue reading Iconic Designs. Cartier

Fashionable anatomy

Humans’ anatomy is one of the most unpopular motifs in jewelry and fashion. We might like seeing body parts in photographs, we admire naked bodies on paintings, and we find beautiful the nudity sculpted in marble, but are we attracted to wearing a brooch depicting a naked butt? It appears that the design of garments, which cover and decorate the body, almost excludes parts of … Continue reading Fashionable anatomy