Design, vetrina — January 18, 2020 at 4:50 am

Michael Kneebone, the jewels of the desert

From the California desert to Coachella’s atmospheres: the jewels of Michael Kneebone ♦ ︎
Withdraw to live in the desert, to draw jewels and (presumably) count the cacti from the window. This is what Michael Kneebone did, who together with his partner, interior designer Herbert Smalley, left Illinois to take refuge in El Paseo, California, not far from the Coachella Valley, where the famous festival takes place. The city is located in the Palm Desert, which in reality is not too desert, but a popular tourist destination.

Bracciale con rana Inca in oro 18 carati, agata color smeraldo del Botswana
Bracciale con rana Inca in oro 18 carati, agata color smeraldo del Botswana

Michael Kneebone designs jewels that are sold in his laboratory, or can be bought online. They are traditional jewels, unique pieces often with large stones, sometimes even sold to finance non-profit organizations.
Michael Kneebone’s career began in 1970 with a jewelery course in Deerfield, Illinois. An apprenticeship with the designer Harriet Dreisiger followed. The jeweler has therefore founded his brand, Michael K. Jewels, with a style that finds its proper place in the Californian atmosphere of Coachella and surroundings, but also well introduced in the high Californian society. Gold, but also semi-precious stones like citrines, amethysts and opals are flanked by emeralds, sapphires. Giulia Netrese

Orecchini a bottone con spinello nero e corallo bianco
Orecchini a bottone con spinello nero e corallo bianco
Collana e orecchini con corallo fossile e onice
Collana e orecchini con corallo fossile e onice
Collana e orecchini cinetici con perle keshi e ametista
Collana e orecchini cinetici con perle keshi e ametista
Ciondolo con diamanti, zaffiro, acquamarina, topazio
Ciondolo con diamanti, zaffiro, acquamarina, topazio
Gemelli con malachite intagliata a cameo
Gemelli con malachite intagliata a cameo
Orecchini con opale blu, zaffiro, diamanti neri
Orecchini con opale blu, zaffiro, diamanti neri

Orecchini con perle di Tahiti, smeraldo e ametista
Orecchini con perle di Tahiti, smeraldo e ametista







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