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

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

Make It Casual

Jewelry for every day is a special chapter in the art of jewelry: progressive solutions, technical leaps and bounds, and of course, comfort. Everyday jewelry should be comfortable – this is the most important quality and will be prioritized, followed by versatility and… character. The last one is very difficult to convey, but sometimes jewelry for every day indeed carries more meaning and personality than … Continue reading Make It Casual

Ten/ten Botswana: small rings with a big meaning

Engagement is one of the few rituals celebrating love in its purest form. The value of an engagement ring is not in its price, but the symbolism, in a promise and the hopes it gives. In January 2021, De Beers, in partnership with Blue Nile, released the Ten/ten Botswana capsule collection of engagement rings. Ten female jewelry designers were asked to make 10 rings, reflecting … Continue reading Ten/ten Botswana: small rings with a big meaning

Iconic Designs. Bvlgari

Iconic designs are those designs that stand out, like the iPod Touch. Evergreen milestones of design. Even if we can’t immediately recall the name of the author or don’t know it at all – like the Volkswagen Beetle, we connect our collective memory to them. So deeply intertwined with our society that they look as if they have always been in it – like the … Continue reading Iconic Designs. Bvlgari