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

Lovely chatting with Francesca Grima

The father of modern jewelry, the engineer who is considered the most influential British jewelry designer of the 20th century. The creator of the most remarkable watch collection. The owner of the record of 11 de Beers Diamonds International Awards. One can see his pieces worn by the Queen during official ceremonies and on Instagram selfies of Marc Jacobs.  The name of Andrew Grima is … Continue reading Lovely chatting with Francesca Grima

Autumn in jewelry

What is your favorite season? Mine is fall, color-wise. Let me take the advantage of being an editor to share a selection of jewelry pieces that represent fall motifs and demonstrate the variety of warm-shade gems. For some reason, fall motifs are not very popular in jewelry. Though even the banalest fall attribute, such as a leaf, can be interpreted in different ways depending on … Continue reading Autumn in jewelry

Funny jewelry of Suzanne Syz

Who said that jewelry has to be serious? Nobody did. But for almost the whole history of jewelry, this has been the direction followed by brands and designers by tacit consent. And consumers had to accept it and go with it. Suzanne Syz’s art grew into a new wave in the world of jewelry in the ‘90s, and she still goes on with the same drive and joy. To get the message and the sense of humor of … Continue reading Funny jewelry of Suzanne Syz

Impossible reality

Wallace Chan is an outstanding figure in the jewelry world. He became the first Chinese jewelry artist represented at The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht and Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. His creations are part of the permanent collection of the British Museum, his exhibitions were held at Asia House in London and Christie’s Gallery in Hong Kong. He travels the world to give … Continue reading Impossible reality

DRESSER VOTRE TABLE «À LA FRANÇAISE» by ODIOT

Odiot was founded in 1690, and for over three centuries this company of silversmiths maintained its fabulous tradition of creating exceptional pieces in precious metals. Through the generations the House of Odiot has always remained devoted to the same task of handing down a heritage of “savoir-faire”, intelligence, honor and renown. Under royal patronage, Odiot rapidly became one of the most prestigious silversmiths of the … Continue reading DRESSER VOTRE TABLE «À LA FRANÇAISE» by ODIOT