high jewellery

The surprise of Serendipity Paris

For the uninitiated, the term serendipity means discovering something by chance, i.e. finding something unsought and unexpected, while looking for another. The term was coined by the English writer Horace Walpole in the 18th century. But it is also the name of a Maison, Serendipity Paris, founded by Christine Chen in 2017. The name is not accidental. The designer and gemologist discovered her passion for gems by chance during a trip to Australia over a decade ago: she witnessed the entire process of cutting and polishing a rough diamond, with a small opaque stone becoming a polished brilliant. The word serendipity is therefore perfectly apt.

Collana Blooming Ginko in oro, smeraldi colombiani non trattati per 12,75 carati, diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Blooming Ginko necklace in gold, 12.75 carats of untreated Colombian emeralds, diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com

The experience prompted Christine Chen to become a gemologist and to found her own Maison, with the idea of ​​doing the best possible. In fact, the designer has realized that gems are often cut or set badly, or are unable to express their beauty. Serendipity Paris is based in Paris and uses the best quality stones. Jewelery design is also a strong point, as in collections such as Double Me or My little One.

Collana Blooming Ginko, dettaglio. Copyright: gioiellis.com Copyright: gioiellis.com
Blooming Ginko necklace, detail. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Orecchini componibili Blooming Ginko. Copyright: gioiellis.com Copyright: gioiellis.com Copyright: gioiellis.com
Blooming Ginko modular earrings. Copyright: gioiellis.com
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Earrings in separate elements. Copyright: gioiellis.com
tiara in oro bianco, acquamarina brasiliana taglio cuore per 50carati, diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Tiara in white gold, 50 carat heart-cut Brazilian aquamarine, diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Anello con giada antica taglio cabochon e diamanti
Ring with ancient cabochon cut jade and diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Pomellato high jewelry inspired by Milan

Born in 1967, at the same time as the success of the great Italian fashion houses, the Milanese Pomellato has climbed the steps of success by bringing the concept of prêt-à-porter into jewelry. Luxurious, yet understated. Design, but without exaggerating. Simple shapes but not simplistic. Jewels that immediately appealed to the Milanese ladies and, later, to those of other cities. over the years the ability to interpret a fashion without excesses has crossed the Italian borders in parallel with the identification of Milan as one of the world capitals of design. Pomellato was bought by the French group Kering about ten years ago for this reason.

Anello Castello in oro rosa, diamanti, rubellite
Castello ring in pink gold, diamonds, rubellite

Something has changed since then. Pomellato, thanks to the thrust of the Parisian luxury giant, has been brought to international markets and, in part, has added to its sobriety an increasingly marked flavor of high-end jewels. Now the creative director, Vincenzo Cataldo, has decided to combine the high jewelery line, introduced three years ago, with the echo of the brand’s roots. For this reason, the new collection is inspired by Milan.
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro giallo e diamanti
Terrace Duomo earrings in yellow gold and diamonds

The pieces in the range, which combine precious stones with design tradition, are named after places known to tourists too, such as the Duomo (the neo-Gothic cathedral) or the city’s Castle, but also to the most modern skyscrapers. The collection consists of four lines: Vertical Landscapes, Contemporary Heritage, Creativity on Stage and Terrazza Duomo. One of the most striking pieces is probably the Castello necklace, made up of pink gold plates connected by links studded with diamonds of different shapes: over 28 carats of brilliant, baguette, princess and round cut gems, plus five rubellites for 29 carats. A chain, attached to the choker is removable.

Catena body in oro rosa e diamanti
Body chain in rose gold and diamonds
Collana con catena Lariat in oro e diamanti
Lariat chain necklace in gold and diamonds
Collana Lirica, oro diamanti
Lirica necklace, gold diamonds
Girocollo Terrazza Duomo in oro rosa e diamanti
Terrace Duomo necklace in rose gold and diamonds
Orecchini Castello con diamanti e tanzanite
Castello earrings with diamonds and tanzanite
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro bianco e diamanti
Terrace Duomo earrings in white gold and diamonds
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro rosa e diamanti
errace Duomo earrings in rose gold and diamonds

Mikimoto’s Marine High Jewelry

Mikimoto = pearls. This simple equation remains valid at 130 years in the anniversary year of the founder of the Japanese Maison Kokichi Mikimoto. Who is also the one who understood that pearls can be cultivated, precious spheres that were once very rare because they were the result of the whim of the sea. Mikimoto is also a jewelery brand that offers surprising high-end collections. Like Praise to the Sea, which is inspired by the natural environment in which pearls are formed. The jewels recall the foam, the waves, the billows, the marine flora and fauna, but do not use only the precious pearls of the South Seas or the Akoya selected by Mikimoto.

Anello Shool of Fish con diamanti taglio rosa, perle, zaffiri
School of Fish ring with rose cut diamonds, pearls, sapphires

Praise to the Sea fine jewelry also includes rose-cut diamonds, beryl, tanzanite, tourmaline, amethyst, garnet, sapphire, spinel, alexandrite and aquamarine. One of the most interesting jewels, for example, is a necklace of white gold and Akoya pearls that evokes a mother and child blue whale swimming together. In the center is a 41.54-carat tourmaline that symbolizes the aura of the creature, around which schools of fish are depicted, composed of sapphire, aquamarine, garnet and diamond gems. Or the ring with a South Sea pearl in the center, with a corolla depicting the waves with sapphires and diamonds, in a shade that refers to the depths of the sea.

Orecchini School of Fish con perle SOuth Sea, alessandrite, zaffiri
School of Fish earrings with South Sea pearls, alexandrite, sapphires
Orecchini Sea Graduation con perle, diamanti, acquamarina, tanzanite
Sea Graduation earrings with pearls, diamonds, aquamarine, tanzanite
Orecchini Water Surface, con perle, diamanti, acquamarina
Water Surface earrings, with pearls, diamonds, aquamarine
Collana School of Fish con spinello, alessandrite, zaffiri, ametista, granati, tanzanite, diamanti, perle
School of Fish necklace with spinel, alexandrite, sapphires, amethyst, garnets, tanzanite, diamonds, pearls
Collana Water Surface com perle, acquamarina, diamanti
Water Surface necklace with pearls, aquamarine, diamonds

Why Boucheron offers revolutionary high jewellery?

Between classic and avant-garde, between tradition and innovation, between past and future: Boucheron is one of the great jewelery Maisons which, alongside the rings, necklaces and earrings that are part of its historic heritage, manages to offer surprising collections. Like the new high jewelery collection, Carte Blanche, More is More. The creative director, Claire Choisne, has chosen a communication format and a stylistic interpretation that recalls sixties pop graphics, with models portrayed with photographs cut out against a background of bright colors. But also the geometries of the Memphis movement founded by the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass in the late seventies. But the iconographic presentation must not deceive: at the heart of Carte Blanche, More is More there are jewels.

Il gioiello-tasca applicabile In The Pocket
In The Pocket

Above all, the surprises are here, starting with the huge (29 centimeters) Tie the Knot bow hair ribbon. It is red on one side, with black and white stripes. The jewel-ornament is described as flexible like a cloth and fairly light: it weighs 94 grams. It is made with diamonds and white gold: it is considered a technical feat. The collection also includes rings reminiscent of the Rubik’s cube. Like This is Not a Ring, made with Murano glass, diamonds and lacquer on a resin band. Or supermaxi necklaces and In the Pocket, a pocket made up of diamonds and onyx on a lycra and titanium fabric, which can hold a smartphone and attaches to any item of clothing with magnets.
This is Not a Ring, in vetro di Murano, diamanti e lacca su banda di resina
This is Not a Ring, in Murano glass, diamonds and lacquer on a resin band

Many inventions seasoned in a menu of high jewelery that amaze those who consider the couture of jewelery in the classic interpretation of a variety of necklaces or rings in gold and diamonds, more or less precious unique pieces, but faithful to a tradition that comes from centuries-old habits. Instead, Boucheron’s high jewelery wants to attract the attention of digital natives and entire categories that have never approached traditional stylistic models. But who obviously have enough money to buy high-end jewels.

Collana Question  Mark, nata nel 1879, rivoluzionaria per essere  priva di fermagli e simbolo di una liberazioneella collezione Carte Blanche, More is More
Question Mark necklace, born in 1879, revolutionary for being without clasps and a symbol of liberation
Anelli indossati della collezione Carte Blanche, More is More
Worn rings from the Carte Blanche, More is More collection
Collana oversize Just An Illusion, con elementi piatti pensati per sembrare tridimensionali, con lacche dipinte
Just An Illusion oversized necklace, with flat elements designed to look three-dimensional, with painted lacquers
Collana composta  da 21 cubi preziosi, con spinelli grigi e rosa, zaffiri rosa e diamanti
Necklace composed of 21 precious cubes, with gray and pink spinels, pink sapphires and diamonds

A Genesis for David Yurman

David Yurman is one of the leading jewelry brands in the United States. The Maison, also famous for its jewels that use the motif of intertwined cables, also presents collections of fine jewelry. The latest is called DY Genesis, even if more than the beginning it indicates the latest proposal, in a chronological sense. The collection, presented in Paris, where David Yourman has a flagship store, is very elaborate. And to make it even more refined, it was photographed with a still life service together with plant stems and flower petals. In fact, jewelry design goes well with natural elements.

Orecchini pendenti Dianthus con due gusci di scarabeo Belionota Sumptuosa conservati in resina, incastonati in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti cognac, stratificati su alluminio anodizzato verde giallo
Dianthus drop earrings with two resin-preserved Belionota Sumptuosa beetle shells, set in 18K white gold with cognac diamonds, layered over yellow-green anodized aluminum

The inspiration of the jewels is nothing new, it is the world of nature. But the interpretation of the concept is original. The jewels take the botanical name of flowers, while the gems punctuate the composition. To create the elaborate shapes of the jewels, in addition to stones and gold, the Maison has also decided to use aluminum, a ductile metal that can be easily colored. Instead of the usual yellow or white gold, the jewelery therefore appears with a green, pink or yellow metal. But not only. A pair of earrings also sports an iridescent beetle, two specimens of Belionota Sumptuosa, an insect found in Indonesia.

Orecchini Dianthus in oro rosa, rame, alluminio rosa e diamanti
Dianthus earrings in pink gold, copper, pink aluminum and diamonds
Orecchini Fleur de mer con rubini, zaffiri rosa
Fleur de mer earrings with rubies, pink sapphires
Orecchini pendenti con pavé di diamanti
Pendant earrings with pavé diamonds
Orecchini in alluminio anodizzato, diamanti, tormalina
Anodized aluminum earrings, diamonds, tourmaline
Orecchini alluminio anodizzato e diamanti
Anodized aluminum and diamond earrings
Orecchini pendenti Fleurs De Mer, con pavé in oro bianco 18 carati e alluminio anodizzato verde, incastonati a mano con smeraldi Panjshir
Fleurs De Mer pendant earrings, pavéd in 18k white gold and green anodized aluminum, hand-set with Panjshir emeralds

Louis Vuitton high jewelry in the Deep Time

Lines that evoke art deco atmospheres are a feature of Louis Vuitton jewelry. And even the new high jewelery collection of the Maison, called Deep Time, remains faithful to its aesthetic key. This is the fifth creative season for the Louis Vuitton brand by Francesca Amfitheatrof, artistic director of watches and jewelery for the French brand. And it was probably very demanding, given that Deep Time also involved an equally long and profound work: it is Louis Vuitton’s largest high jewelery collection to date, with over 170 unique pieces, divided into 16 themes, with 95 of these gathered in the first chapter. A great commitment also with regard to the gems used which, given the breadth of the collection, are represented in all shades and origins around the world.

Anelli in oro, diamanti, acquamarina
Rings in gold, diamonds, aquamarine

The evolution of the Earth, understood as the history of the planet, divided into geological eras lasting millions of years, is also the theme of the different lines of the collection, including geographical, philosophical and mythological references. Gondwana, for example, is dedicated to an exceptional seven-strand platinum necklace, with as many Colombian emeralds: in the center there is a 4.51-carat stone with a particularly saturated color. The strands of the emeralds are enriched with 259 diamonds. The necklace also comes with earrings and a ring.

Gondwana necklace with seven strands of white gold with 259 diamonds and seven Colombian emeralds: in the center there is a 4.51-carat stone
Gondwana necklace with seven strands of white gold with 259 diamonds and seven Colombian emeralds: in the center there is a 4.51-carat stone

The name of the necklace, Gondwana, refers to the super continent that millions of years ago gave birth to the current conformation of Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia. And the threads of the necklace allude to the circular movement of the Earth, which has the V at its center that marks the Vuitton jewelry collections. Rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets which, after all, were made with gems created in the depths of the Earth many geological eras ago, in deep time.

Collana in oro bianco, diamanti, rubino della linea Flight
Necklace in white gold, diamonds, ruby from the Flight line
Collana del tema Seeds in oro e diamanti con 13 cabochon di rubellite e spessartite
Necklace of the Seeds theme in gold and diamonds with 13 rubellite and spessartite cabochons
Anello a tema Volcano con diamanti e zaffiro rosa
Volcano themed ring with diamonds and pink sapphire
Anello con diamanti e opale
Diamond and opal ring
Anelli con smeraldi
Emerald rings
Anelli in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri blu e opale
Rings in white gold, diamonds, blue sapphires and opal

Piaget high jewelery with Metaphoria

Piaget’s new high jewelery collection tells something in different words. The collection is called Metaphoria. And if a metaphor is a word or definition used to express something other than the literal sense, likewise Metaphoria dips its pen in this ancient art of expression. A metaphor used by Metaphoria? Here it is: the collection is made up of rivers of precious stones. A pure metaphor (precious stones are not liquid, but the comparison works). Alongside this dialectical game there is, of course, fine jewelry, which is the result of the industrious Genevan craftsmanship.

Piaget - Villa Salviatino
Piaget – Villa Salviatino

The collection consists of 52 pieces, entirely made in the Maison’s ateliers and presented in Florence, in the Renaissance villa with Italian garden (today a hotel) Il Salviatino, on the hills of Fiesole, just outside Florence. Also a metaphor of architectural meanings. Now the collection.

Piaget, presentazione di Metaphoria
Piaget, presentation of Metaphoria

In 1969, Yves Piaget presented its 21st Century Collection, with jewel-watches of very unusual shapes and with ornamental stones set in their dials, as well as engraved gold sautoirs and bracelet watches. Collection which, according to the Maison, laid the foundations for Piaget’s unmistakable style. Metaphoria is 2023 a reworking of that 21st Century Collection. It is divided into 41 jewels and 11 watches, in two chapters, Azureia and Beautanica. Names that evoke an equally metaphorical nature.

Experimentation, innovation and cheerfulness are part of the Maison’s DNA. Since the 1960s, Piaget has dared to introduce coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli into watchmaking and unique jewellery. This desire to use unexpected materials in pieces created to high jewelery standards is still at the core of our identity.
Benjamin Comar, CEO of Piaget

Collana Aqua Summa indossata
Aqua Summa necklace worn

Mineralis
The highlight of the collection is the Mineralis set. It is made up of jewels which, again using a metaphor, seem to have come out of the waters of a mountain river. An asymmetrical necklace is made with diamonds, sapphires, aquamarine and rock crystal. Piaget jewelers combine the transparency of rock crystal (representing the brilliance that lines the edges of rivers), with intensely blue sapphires, whose inverted settings give the piece an ultra-modern look. A 13.25-carat lagoon-blue cushion-cut aquamarine sparkles at the center. The piece is paired with earrings and rings, one of which is set with a 4.1 carat Sri Lankan sapphire.

Mineralis, collana asimmetrica realizzata con diamanti, zaffiri, acquamarina e cristallo di rocca
Mineralis, asymmetric necklace made with diamonds, sapphires, aquamarine and rock crystal

Our goal was to emphasize details that bring to mind natural phenomena, such as the flow of a waterfall or the sun’s rays, while at the same time arousing a particular emotion. The materials we use, from the insect elytra to the precious wood, have been selected to give an unpredictable and alive element to a 21st century piece of fine jewelry.
Stéphanie Sivrière, creative director of Piaget

Aqua Summa
With the Aqua Summa set, the Maison intends to convey a vision of frost and ice with the unusual combination of aquamarine with Akoya pearls and diamonds. The collar necklace, fully articulated with an invisible closure, features pear-shaped cerulean aquamarines, the largest of which weighs over 4 carats. The piece can be paired with earrings and an exquisite cocktail ring, the white gold body of which is paved with a frost of shimmering diamonds and set with a 12.48-carat cushion-cut aquamarine.

Aqua Summa necklace
Aqua Summa necklace

Alata
With the Alata set, Piaget transforms leaves into gold, mother-of-pearl and diamonds on rich and unstructured pieces, in the shape of a necklace, earrings and a watch. A gold and titanium earcuff has gold leaves engraved with the Decor Palace pattern, golden mother of pearl, white gold flecks and diamonds come together to dress the outer edge of the ear in a spectacular piece. Piaget jewelers have also created an engagement ring. On this piece, the center of the leaf is accented with a 2.23 carat pear shaped diamond. The set is completed by a cuff watch, the body of which is embellished with an inlay of mother-of-pearl and engraved gold, mixed with marquise-cut diamonds. A piece that demonstrates Piaget’s perfect mastery even in the smallest details.

Orologio con oro e madreperla del set Alata
Watch with gold and mother of pearl from the Alata set

Terrae
The Terrae parure has a bold design, inspired by the colors of the forest. The brown of tiger’s eye and rutilated quartz is used together with the green of tourmaline. The pair is accented with vertical rows of square tourmaline beads and features a cushion-cut tourmaline weighing approximately 16 carats at its center. A ring, bracelet and earrings complete the set.

Collana Terrae, quarzo occhio di tigre e rutilato con tormalina verde, file verticali di perline quadrate di tormalina, al centro una tormalina taglio cuscino di circa 16 carati
Terrae necklace, whit tiger-eye and rutilated quartz with green tourmaline, vertical rows of square tourmaline beads, at its centre a cushion-cut tourmaline weighing close to 16 carats

Essentia
Goldsmith skill is at the heart of Essentia, which includes jewels in rose gold and diamonds, defined by natural lines. An iconic piece of this set, the flat-knit necklace is made up of oversized links, whose irregular shapes recall those of driftwood found on the beach. Earrings and wristwatch complete the set.

Rose gold and diamond Essentia necklace
Rose gold and diamond Essentia necklace

Adrivea
Following the tradition of secret high jewelery watches, the Maison now unveils one of its greatest signature pieces, Adrivea, a ring that tells the time. Beneath a 10.88-carat aquamarine cabochon, its dial sparkles with diamonds, joined by waves of lustrous stones and blue sapphires that adorn the setting of this oversized piece.
Adrivea, un anello che indica l'ora. Sotto un cabochon di acquamarina da 10,88 carati, c'è un quadrante con diamanti, uniti da pietre e zaffiri blu che adornano la montatura di questo pezzo oversize
Adrivea, a ring that tells the time. Under a 10.88-carat aquamarine cabochon, there is a dial with diamonds, joined by of stones and blue sapphires that adorn the setting of this oversized piece

Foliatura
Another unique piece is Foliatura, a jewel-watch set with a magnificent cushion-cut Colombian emerald weighing 6.59 carats. Its white gold body reveals incredible craftsmanship, fusing stylized chrysoprase leaves and intertwined diamonds on a background of engraved gold Decor Palace. Ingeniously positioned at the bottom of the strap, the face of the watch allows the wearer to discreetly read the time.
Foliatura, a jewellery watch set with a cushion-cut Colombian emerald weighing 6.59 carats. Its white gold body reveals incredible craftsmanship, blending stylised chrysoprase leaves and intertwining diamonds against a backdrop of Decor Palace engraved gold. Ingeniously placed on the lower part of the band, the watch dial allows the wearer to read the time discreetly
Foliatura, a jewellery watch set with a cushion-cut Colombian emerald weighing 6.59 carats. Its white gold body reveals incredible craftsmanship, blending stylised chrysoprase leaves and intertwining diamonds against a backdrop of Decor Palace engraved gold. Ingeniously placed on the lower part of the band, the watch dial allows the wearer to read the time discreetly

Watches
Alitura features a mosaic dial composed of ornamental stones, reminiscent of the precious damask fabric. The dial of the Undulata watch, on the other hand, was created by the Parisian inlay specialist Rose Saneuil. The dial is iridescent green, with an inlay of straw, wood, leather, parchment and elytra, and houses an ultra-thin tourbillon, caliber 670P, all made entirely by Piaget. It is surrounded by two circles of baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. Last, but not least, Piaget watchmakers present an ultra-jewellery version of the famous cushion-shaped Black Tie watch, made famous by one of the Piaget Society’s most loyal customers, Andy Warhol. The piece combines a petrified wood dial with a baguette-cut emerald bezel and hour markers. It is a one-of-a-kind piece powered by the Manufacture’s ultra-thin mechanical caliber 534P.
Alitura è creato da Rose Saneuil, il quadrante verde iridescente porta un intarsio di paglia, legno, pelle, pergamena ed elitre, e ospita un capitolo delle ore e un tourbillon extra-piatto, calibro 670P, tutti interamente realizzati da Piaget. Con i suoi due cerchi di diamanti taglio baguette e taglio brillante, questo capolavoro irradia precisione
Alitura is created by Rose Saneuil, the iridescent green dial bears a marquetry of straw, wood, leather, parchment and elytra, and houses an hour chapter and an extra-thin tourbillon, calibre 670P, all entirely made by Piaget. With its two circles of baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, this masterpiece radiates precision

Allegoria is the new Gucci high jewelry

According to the dictionary, an allegory is a rhetorical figure through which the author expresses and the reader recognizes a hidden meaning, different from the literal one. Gucci has used this idea for the new high jewelery collection, which follows by only six months the one presented in January with the second part of the Hortus Deliciarum line. The new collection made up of 135 unique pieces is called, instead, Allegoria. What is it alluding to? At the four seasons. Also in this case it is the seasonal mutations of nature that inspire the jewels. But sometimes they use the classic Gucci clamp at the center of the jewel.

Orecchini con diamanti, smeraldi, tormalina Paraiba
Earrings with diamonds, emeralds, Paraiba tourmaline

For example, spring, which inspires jewelery with the iconic Flora motif. The collection makes extensive use of tourmalines, a stone that can take on different colors. There are, for example, a 226-carat cushion-cut green tourmaline with an openwork setting and adorned with star motifs and baguette-cut diamonds and a necklace with a 161-carat pink tourmaline, surrounded by diamonds and multi-layered colored enamel, all set in a chain with 72 88-carat multicolored tourmalines that create a degradé effect.

Ring in white gold, diamonds, paraiba tourmaline
Ring in white gold, diamonds, paraiba tourmaline

The other seasons are just as colorful. With the red of spinels, the intense green of emeralds, the blue-green of Paraiba tourmaline, as well as yellow sapphires, mandarin garnet. Naturally, the collection also includes the classic diamonds, including some with an old cut, less faceted than those normally used today.

Anello con smeraldo e tormalina paraiba
Emerald, diamond and paraiba tourmaline ring
Collana con ciondolo a morsetto Gucci
Gucci horsebit pendant necklace
Collana con tormalina verde taglio cuscino di 226 carati
Necklace with a 226-carat cushion-cut green tourmaline
Collana con tormalina rosa taglio cuscino
Cushion cut pink tourmaline necklace
Orecchini con diamanti taglio antico e opale taglio floreale
Earrings with old cut diamonds and floral cut opal
Orecchini in oro, diamanti, gemme
Earrings in gold, diamonds, gems

Austy Lee’s psychedelic high jewelry

Austy Lee makes high jewellery,, but psychedelic. It is not a usual combination. Psychedelic art, which flourished in the late 1960s, referred to the abstract and surprising use of colors to represent the hallucinations caused by taking drugs such as LSD or DMT. Over time, the psychedelic style is no longer linked to those specific experiences, but has taken on its own independent characteristic. A style that does not hinder the imagination and that always manages to amaze. Like Austy Lee’s high jewelry. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Austy Lee is a high-end jewelery designer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry who started out as a graphic designer before focusing her creative mind on the world of jewellery.

Anelli con acquamarina, smalto, diamanti, zaffiri, tormalina, abalone. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Rings with aquamarine, enamel, diamonds, sapphires, tourmaline, abalone. Copyright: Gioiellis.com

But to further broaden her perspectives, and mostly out of curiosity, she decided to get a diploma in Product Design, to learn the art of gemstone setting and chiselling, bone and jade tooth carvings, artifacts and restorations ancient. Due to his exceptional drawing and design technique, he was offered the opportunity to work as a jewelry design apprentice at Adler Jewelery in Hong Kong.

Anello con tanzanite di 47 carati, diamanti, zaffiri, abalone. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ring with 47-carat tanzanite, diamonds, sapphires, abalone. Copyright: Gioiellis.com

Experience in Adler Jewelery increased experience as a jewelery designer and gemstone buyer. Austy was then Chief Designer for Wendy Yue. His designs are worn by many Hollywood and international celebrities and famous personalities around the world.

Austy Lee. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Austy Lee. Copyright: gioiellis.com

His style is unique. It is the representation of new age, graphics and fashion in jewellery, but which he himself also defines as industrial, pop-punk, angular, rigorous, audacious, symbolic and colourful. The jewels use many colored gemstones often carved such as sphene, paraiba, padparadscha, star sapphire, indigolite, pink diamonds and the different colors of jade, as well as less usual materials, such as abalone.

Il suo stile è unico. È la rappresentazione in gioielleria di new age, grafica e moda, ma che lui stesso definisce anche industriale, pop-punk, spigoloso, rigoroso, audace, simbolico e colorato. I gioielli utilizzano molte pietre preziose colorate spesso intagliate come sphene, paraiba, padparadscha, star sapphire, indigolite, pink diamonds e i diversi colori della giada, oltre a materiali meno usuali, come l’abalone.

Anello con tanzanite, retro. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Ring with tanzanite, back. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Orecchini con giada bianca, diamanti, smalto blu. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Earrings with white jade, diamonds, blue enamel. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
austy lee bracciale tanzanite 47 ct diamanti smalto giallo diamanti copyright gioiellis
Bracelet with tanzanite, diamonds, yellow enamel, diamonds. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Bracciale con tanzanite, diamanti, smalto giallo, diamanti, lato Copyright: gioiellis.com
Bracelet with tanzanite, diamonds, yellow enamel, diamonds, side Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Anello con acquamarina, lato. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Aquamarine ring, side. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
La lavorazione dell'anello con acquamarina, smalto, diamanti, zaffiri, tormalina rosa, abalone. Copyright: gioiellis.com
The workmanship of the ring with aquamarine, enamel, diamonds, sapphires, pink tourmaline, abalone. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Anello con acquamarina, smalto, diamanti, zaffiri, tormalina rosa, abalone. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ring with aquamarine, enamel, diamonds, sapphires, pink tourmaline, abalone. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Il pendente Blue Divine, la collezione di luci psichedeliche. Oro bianco 18 carati, zaffiro birmano blu reale non riscaldato, zaffiri birmani non riscaldati, opali australiani, zaffiri e diamanti
The Blue Divine pendant, the psychedelic light collection. 18k white gold, unheated royal blue Burmese sapphire, unheated Burmese sapphires, Australian opals, sapphires and diamonds
Bracciali di Austy Lee Art Jewellery
Bangle by Austy Lee Art Jewellery

The peak of success for the Aletto Brothers

Like many Italians who chosed  America, the Aletto family placed great faith in the opportunities offered by the New World. But the Alettos, originally from Naples, were not poor in search of fortune. Bartolomeo Aletto, the progenitor of the family, was a jeweler who was commissioned to create a special jewel for the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower at the Universal Exposition in Paris. It was 1889. His son, Raffaele, was also a jeweler. And in 1949 Raffaele’s son, Alberto, left Naples for Caracas, Venezuela, where he founded a factory with more than one hundred employees.

Bracciale in oro bianco 18 carati con rubini e diamanti
18 karat white gold invisibly set ruby and diamond bracelet

In 1962 the next generation, that of Alfredo Aletto, settled in Florida and founded the family business, Aletto Brothers, in Boca Raton. And arrived at the fifth generation, the story still continues with Alberto, Amy, Luigi and Mario.

Gold black rhodium, diamond and ruby flower earclips
Gold black rhodium, diamond and ruby flower earclips

The business continues successfully, as evidenced by the first place in the Best in Colored Gems Above $40,000 Retail category at the Couture Design Awards in Las Vegas. The competition category already indicates the type of jewel that comes out of the Aletto Brothers laboratory: luxury. The jewels are in the wake of the high jewelery tradition, with the use of invisible settings, precious stones, rings, brooches and earrings that often use the cluster shape to offer jewels that are lively and rich in color, as well as precious.

Orecchini in oro, diamanti e rubini
Gold, ruby and diamond earclips
Gold, torquoise and diamond bird earclips
Gold, torquoise and diamond bird earclips
Orecchini in oro, diamanti e smalto
Gold, diamond and enamel earclips
Anello cocktail in oro zaffiri
Gold, sapphire and diamond cocktail ring
Spilla con diamanti e rubini
Ruby and diamond flower brooch

The Precious Skylines by David Morris




High jewelry signed David Morris: the Maison of Bond Street, in London, has added more stars in the sky of the British capital. Its Skylines collection, made up of extraordinary white and colored diamonds, also features a series of jewels inspired by ancient Egypt. The element that takes you back to the time of the pyramids is the use of lapis lazuli, a stone dear to the pharaohs, together with diamonds and stones such as the rare black opal. The style of the new pieces also adds a rigorous geometry, with straight and symmetrical lines.

Collana Antares, com 5,57 carati di diamanti rosa e 65,35 carati di diamanti bianchi su oro bianco
Collana Antares, com 5,57 carati di diamanti rosa e 65,35 carati di diamanti bianchi su oro bianco

Creative director Jeremy Morris, however, went even further, without abandoning the London jeweler’s predilection for diamonds and maxi precious stones. As for the Capola necklace, with a geometric motif composed of rock crystal and diamonds, with a cabochon sapphire weighing over 48 carats in the centre. Or with the Aurora Maelstrom ring, with an exceptional pear-cut blue diamond weighing 4.28 carats in the center, surrounded by pink and white diamonds. The skyline in London is increasingly precious.
Anello Aurora Maelstrom con un diamante blu taglio pera di 4,28 carati, diamanti rosa e diamanti bianchi
Anello Aurora Maelstrom con un diamante blu taglio pera di 4,28 carati, diamanti rosa e diamanti bianchi

Collana Capola com zaffiro cabochon birmano di 64,55 carati e 48,35 carati di cristallo di rocca, 18,18 arati di diamanti
Collana Capola com zaffiro cabochon birmano di 64,55 carati e 48,35 carati di cristallo di rocca, 18,18 arati di diamanti
Orecchini Mosaica con 6,4 carati di zaffiri e 7 carati di diamanti
Orecchini Mosaica con 6,4 carati di zaffiri e 7 carati di diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco con opali
Orecchini in oro bianco con opali
Orecchini Meteora con tormalina rosa per 60,66 carati, onice, diamanti, titanio e oro bianco
Orecchini Meteora con tormalina rosa per 60,66 carati, onice, diamanti, titanio e oro bianco
Anello Vega con zaffiro birmano di 16,30 carati, diamanti bianchi e rosa
Anello Vega con zaffiro birmano di 16,30 carati, diamanti bianchi e rosa

Anello Confetti con lapislazzuli, opale nero, diamanti
Anello Confetti con lapislazzuli, opale nero, diamanti







The rare pink color of Joywith Jewelry




From Shenzhen, a large city that developed a few kilometers from Hong Kong, she brought her jewels to the Vicenzaoro design room. Amy Kang founded Joywith Jewelry in 2016 with the idea of proposing poetically precious jewels. Amy Kang, with ten years of experience in the world of the jewelry industry behind her, decided that the time had come to take off. With the addition of a specificity of her: the use of rare conch pearls. It is a choice that was suggested by her daughter, Victoria Yu, the designer of the Maison, who particularly loves these uncommon pink pearls, which are calcareous concretions produced by the Queen Conch, as the mollusc Strombus gigas is called, found in some areas of the Caribbean Sea.

Collana e spilla in oro bianco, diamanti perle conch
Collana e spilla in oro bianco, diamanti perle conch

The jewels of the Chinese maison therefore often have a pink conch pearl in the center of the design. They are jewels of great imagination, volume and lightness. Elaborate sculptures, inspired by flowers or the animal world, between extreme modernity and classic Chinese traditions. In 2022, Victoria Yu received the Outstanding Design Award of IGI (International Gemological Institute) of her Her Crystal Floral Fan jewelry collection was exhibited in Shenzhen Jewelry Museum. The crystal flower, a ring with conch pearls, was also selected by The Jewelery Trendbook 2024+.
Ventaglio Crystal Floral in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa e gialli, perle conch
Spilla Crystal Floral in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa e gialli, perle conch

Spilla con diamanti e giada
Spilla con diamanti e giada
Spilla in titanio, diamanti, zaffiri, perla conch. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Spilla in titanio, diamanti, zaffiri, perla conch. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Anello con diamanti, zaffiri rosa, perla conch
Anello con diamanti, zaffiri rosa, perla conch. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Collana con diamanti, zaffiri rosa, perle conch
Collana con diamanti, zaffiri rosa, perle conch
Orecchini Crystal Floral in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri, tsavoriti, perle conch
Orecchini Crystal Floral in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri, tsavoriti, perle conch

Victoria Yu con spilla in titanio, diamanti e perla conch. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Victoria Yu con spilla in titanio, diamanti e perla conch. Copyright: gioiellis.com







Spectacular winter solstice with Piaget




The solstice is, in astronomy, the moment when the Earth reaches the point of maximum or minimum declination with respect to the Sun. In the course of a year the solstice occurs twice: when the Sun reaches the maximum value of positive declination in June and marks the onset of the northern summer or southern winter, and negative in December. Coinciding with this phenomenon, 2022 also exceptionally recorded Piaget‘s Solstice. And of course this high jewelery series is presented to coincide with the astronomical solstice.

Anelli indossati della collezione Solstice
Anelli indossati della collezione Solstice

A portion of jewels was in fact shown in June (see also: Piaget celebrates a luxurious Solstice) while the second tranche arrived in December. These are sumptuous jewels, which celebrate the solstice with the launch of the luminous reflections of the gems, with marquise-cut diamonds combined with others in the shape of a brilliant or baguette. The collection also includes two watch-bracelets, high jewelery also capable of marking time and surprising thanks to two ruby red gems floating in a sea of diamonds. Piaget’s gemology team devoted months of research to craft the Blazing Swing and Everlasting Night watches using diamonds contrasted with red rubies, blue sapphires or emeralds, while their respective dials were set with snow and black opal. The Exalting Dance articulated necklace, on the other hand, is arranged around a pair of deep blue aquamarines and a swirling swirl of diamonds that offer a spectacular glow.
Collana Exalting Dance, con una coppia di acquemarine blu intenso e diamanti
Collana Exalting Dance, con una coppia di acquemarine blu intenso e diamanti

The Solstice line also includes the diamond earrings from the Exalting Dance set, made with an intricate puzzle of brilliant, marquise and baguette cut diamonds. They are a special piece not only for their elaborate design, but also because they bear witness to the refined craftsmanship of the Piaget workshops.
Bracciale-orologio Blazing Swing con diamanti e rubini
Bracciale-orologio Blazing Swing con diamanti e rubini

Bozzetto del bracciale-orologio Blazing Swing con diamanti e rubini
Bozzetto del bracciale-orologio Blazing Swing con diamanti e rubini
Orecchini e anello della collezione Solstice indossati
Orecchini e anello della collezione Solstice indossati
Orecchini Exalting Dance, realizzati con un intricato puzzle di diamanti taglio brillante, marquise e baguette
Orecchini Exalting Dance, realizzati con un intricato puzzle di diamanti taglio brillante, marquise e baguette

Piaget, bracciale-orologio di diamanti e rubini
Piaget, bracciale-orologio di diamanti e rubini







The precious colors of Picchiotti




The pleasure of being out of the ordinary. It is one of the reasons that lead to choose a different dress, or simply an accessory. Of course, being out of the ordinary doesn’t mean being bizarre, extravagant, ridiculous. The beauty of being unusual is when what you choose to wear is particularly interesting. It strikes, without offending the eyes. Indeed, it attracts attention for its beauty. This is the criterion followed over the years by Picchiotti to compose the series of high jewelery pieces that has the name of Essentially Color. The name already indicates which is the unusual path followed by the Italian Maison famous for its high quality production.

Anello con spinello rosa-arancio di 8,81 carati e diamanti
Anello con spinello rosa-arancio di 8,81 carati e diamanti

The Essentially Color collection focuses on unusual but refined gems, together with rare pearls. Combinations, jewelery design and quality of construction contribute to making these jewels unique pieces capable of enticing even collectors accustomed to buying precious stones of great value. Among the latest pieces made by Picchiotti there is, for example, a necklace with 15 South Sea pearls and diamonds for over 24 carats. Or a ring with an orange-pink Burmese spinel of 8.81 carats and diamonds.
Collana con 15 perle South Sea e diamanti per 24 carati
Collana con 15 perle South Sea e diamanti per 24 carati

Collana con corallo, onice e 30 carati di diamanti
Collana con corallo, onice e 30 carati di diamanti

Anello con perla nera di Tahiti e diamanti
Anello con perla nera di Tahiti e diamanti
Anello con tormalina verde di 8,52 carati, ametista, diamanti
Anello con tormalina verde di 8,52 carati, ametista, diamanti

Anello con perla bianca South Sea e diamanti
Anello con perla bianca South Sea e diamanti

Anello Essentially Color di Picchiotti indossato con tormalina verde, ametista, diamanti
Anello Essentially Color di Picchiotti indossato con tormalina verde, ametista, diamanti







High Jewelery and Art at the London Pad




The Pad returns in London, an exhibition founded in 2007 by the fourth generation Parisian antiques dealer Patrick Perrin. It is the only fair in the UK dedicated exclusively to 20th century and contemporary design. And it is also an opportunity to see precious and rare jewels up close. This year the Pad is scheduled from 10 to 16 October in Berkeley Square. In spring it will be the turn of the Parisian edition. As for jewels, Valery Demure, founder of the online site Objet d’Emotion and Marylebone, the London gallery of the same name, will present independent designers from all over the world, including Melanie Georgacopoulos and Italian designer Francesca Villa.

Orecchini di Neha Dani con diamanti e rubini
Orecchini di Neha Dani con diamanti e rubini

Among the jewelry makers is also expected Parisian jeweler Emmanuelle Zysman, known for her craftsmanship of her layered designs in brushed gold, silver and precious stones. Again, there will be Yael Sonia, a Brazilian-born designer, who creates kinetic jewelry with an architectural touch and the half-Ghanaian and half-Chinese talent Melinda Zeman, who launched Boochier in 2019, with her brilliant enamel and diamond jewelry.
Orecchini di Silvia Furmanovitch
Orecchini di Silvia Furmanovitch

A novelty is the Indian jeweler Moksh, who offers jewelry inspired by the Mughal era. Elisabetta Cipriani, who manages the London gallery of the same name specializing in wearable art, will present the work of the young British goldsmith Joy BC with pieces inspired by ancient Greece. Maria Sole Ferragamo, founder of So-Le Studio, instead offers pieces made from waste materials such as leather scraps and brass shavings. Elisabetta Cipriani will also present a new project at the fair: Salvia, the second collaboration with Italian artist Giuseppe Penone. She has made a 10-piece limited edition ring, in 18k gold, depicting a sage leaf. The Italian gallery owner also brings to the Pad the jewels of the Greek sculptor Sophia Vari and the Italian artist Giorgio Vigna.
Orecchini di Francesca Villa
Orecchini di Francesca Villa

The London exhibition also includes Carpenter Workshop Jewelery, a company recently launched by the Carpenter international design gallery, which will present jewels by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Rashid Johnson and Robert Longo presented in partnership with the US jewelery brand LizWorks.
Collana di Boghossian con diamanti e pietre semi preziose
Collana di Boghossian con diamanti e pietre semi preziose

High jewelry
Alongside the jewels created by artists, the Pad also offers pieces of high jewelery. The London Maison David Morris copies 60 years and participates for the first time at the Pad with a pair of earrings with rare natural pearls, with pink diamonds and white briolette diamonds, as well as with a 43-carat black opal and lapis lazuli necklace. The Indian jeweler Neha Dani creates only 15 to 20 pieces a year and will present his jewelery-sculptures, encrusted with precious stones (he uses up to 3,000 per jewel). Like the Aialik bracelet, with custom cut blue moonstones set in 18K gold and diamonds. A usual presence, on the other hand, is that of Glenn Spiro, a British jeweler highly regarded for his avant-garde design and Boghossian, with creations inspired by the historic Silk Road.
Boghossian, anello Toi et Moi con diamanti rosa e bianco
Boghossian, anello Toi et Moi con diamanti rosa e bianco

David Morris, bracciale Tetris con diamanti
David Morris, bracciale Tetris con diamanti

David Morris, orecchini chandelier in titanio con smeraldi e diamanti
David Morris, orecchini chandelier in titanio con smeraldi e diamanti

Gioielli di Francesca Villa, Yael Sonia, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Boochier, Aaltas e Moksh
Gioielli di Francesca Villa, Yael Sonia, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Boochier, Aaltas e Moksh







Chopard high jewelery for the Cannes Film Festival

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At the Cannes Film Festival, not only films are in competition, but also jewels. There is, however, a Maison that wins every year: it is Chopard, which has been a partner of the Festival for a quarter of a century and has created the Palme d’Or that rewards the winners. And, in addition, it presents its high jewelery collections. This year is also special because the Maison led by co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele celebrates 25 years of collaboration.

Collana di diamanti per 1369 carati ispirata al film di Alfred Hitchcock, Caccia al ladro (To Catch a Thief)
Collana di diamanti per 1369 carati ispirata al film di Alfred Hitchcock, Caccia al ladro (To Catch a Thief)

The combination is therefore celebrated in the best possible way: 75 pieces of fine jewelry inspired by the world of cinema. Plus a multicolored pendant that reproduces the sign of peace: a perfect idea for the tragic geopolitical moment that is sweeping the world. The jewels in the collection trace the entire history of cinema, from the first black and white films such as City Lights by Charlie Chaplin, with jewels made with white and black diamonds, to classic titles, such as the D-color diamond necklace, internally flawless, 13.69 carat, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film, To Catch a Thief, set right on the French Riviera.
Bracciale con diamanti bianchi e neri ispirato al film La carica dei 101 (101 Dalmatians)
Bracciale con diamanti bianchi e neri ispirato al film La carica dei 101 di Disney (101 Dalmatians)

There are also animated films, such as Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, which becomes a bracelet with dog figures made of black and white diamonds, which took more than 470 hours to work. The collection also features the theme of roses, such as the ring studded with pink sapphires that encloses a 2-carat diamond, or a choker with pink sapphire pearls and diamonds, or the brooch with petals covered with white diamonds.
Girocollo della collezione Red Carpet con perle di zaffiri rosa e motivo floreale, che si stacca e diventa una spilla
Girocollo della collezione Red Carpet con perle di zaffiri rosa e motivo floreale, che si stacca e diventa una spilla

Pendente multigemma con il segno della pace
Pendente multigemma con il segno della pace
Spilla a forma di rosa con pavé di diamanti ispirata al film Luci della Città (City Lights)
Spilla a forma di rosa con pavé di diamanti ispirata al film Luci della Città (City Lights)

Anello con petali ricoperti di zaffiri rosa e un diamante da 2 carati all'interno
Anello con petali ricoperti di zaffiri rosa e un diamante da 2 carati all’interno

I co-presidenti di Chopard, Karl Friedrich e Caroline Scheufele al Festival di Cannes
I co-presidenti di Chopard, Karl Friedrich e Caroline Scheufele al Festival di Cannes







Tiffany’s Botanica worn by Gal Gadot

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Botany is the science that studies plants. But also the new high jewelry collection by Tiffany. Botanica is the name of the Blue Book 2022 line, which brings together the high jewelery works of the American Maison that is part of the LVMH group. As always, Tiffany has studied exceptional jewels, which this year are presented in combination with the idea of ​​flowering, the luxuriant growth of vegetables in a rich greenhouse that houses precious stones. The company has decided to serialize the collection (we show some pieces here), and for the advertising launch it has enlisted Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress and model.

Gal Gadot indossa bracciale, anello e orecchini della collezione Botanica di Tiffany
Gal Gadot indossa bracciale, anello e orecchini della collezione Botanica di Tiffany

Gal Gadot is more than a House Ambassador. She represents the natural charm, pure sophistication and sense of modernity typical of the Blue Book collection. We are thrilled that you are the face of the new Botanica campaign.
Alexandre Arnault, Executive Vice President, Product and Communication of Tiffany & Co

Alexandre Arnault
Alexandre Arnault

The images, of course, feature Gal Gadot wearing jewelry from the Blue Book collection, including a diamond necklace inspired by a special flower, the dandelion (the one commonly found in meadows in spring), which can transform into five unique designs, as well as an orchid-shaped brooch, also transformable, and a necklace with diamonds and sapphires that resembles a thistle. The one with Gal Gadot represents the Maison’s first campaign with the actress. In addition to the new Blue Book jewelry, Gal Gadot also wears many of Jean Schlumberger’s masterpieces from the Botanica collection, including the famous Bird on a Rock brooch and the Fleurage bracelet. The bracelet is based on a sketch that Jean Schlumberger had considered for the legendary Tiffany Diamond.
Gal Gadot con una spilla a forma di orchidea della collezione Botanica
Gal Gadot con una spilla a forma di orchidea della collezione Botanica

Gal Gadot indossa orecchini e collana con diamanti e zaffiri che ricorda un cardo
Gal Gadot indossa orecchini e collana con diamanti e zaffiri che ricorda un cardo

Orecchini con diamanti e tanzanite
Orecchini con diamanti e tanzanite
Orecchini con diamanti
Orecchini con diamanti
Collier in oro diamanti, morganite
Collier in oro diamanti, morganite
Collana con diamanti e smeraldo
Collana con diamanti e smeraldo
Bracciale a motivo floreale della collezione Botanica
Bracciale a motivo floreale della collezione Botanica

Anello in oro giallo, diamanti e rubino cabochon
Anello in oro giallo, diamanti e rubino cabochon







The Impressions of David Morris

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Born relatively recently, in 1962, the London-based jewelry David Morris immediately stood out for the quality and richness of its collections. In particular, the high jewelery collections often feature pieces of maharaja-like opulence. This is also the case for the Impressions high jewelery collection, presented at the Paris Couture Week. Rare and magnificent precious stones are the real inspiring motif of the collection.

Monsoon necklace, con 168 carati di smeraldi e 42 carati di diamanti
Monsoon necklace, con 168 carati di smeraldi e 42 carati di diamanti

As for the Monsoon necklace, which combines contrasting cuts and motifs to renew a classic collar design: a sketch from 1962 confirms its roots. The jewel also has adjustable closures, which allow you to transform it from a choker or into a sautoir necklace for the evening. The emeralds of the necklace are interspersed with white, shield-shaped, fancy-cut diamonds, specially cut for the design. With their clean-cut corners, diamonds are paired with the gentle curves of cabochon emerald drops, while tiny white gold hinges are hidden behind the gemstones to ensure perfect shape and flexibility.
Bozzetto di collana con smeraldi e diamanti del 1962
Bozzetto di collana con smeraldi e diamanti del 1962

The collection, however, also uses colored titanium for jewels with a less classic and more modern style. The Evergreen earrings, with 27 carats of emeralds, have almost neon reflections thanks to the green titanium setting, offset by white diamonds. The Tetras bracelet, on the other hand, uses turquoise and diamonds, along with a 10-carat blue Madagascar sapphire.
Bracciale Tetras in oro bianco, turchesi, diamanti e uno zaffiro blu di 10 carati
Bracciale Tetras in oro bianco, turchesi, diamanti e uno zaffiro blu di 10 carati

Collana in oro bianco, diamanti, opali
Collana in oro bianco, diamanti, opali

 

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The delicate Orient of Gimel

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The ancient Japanese art transformed into fine jewelry by Gimel ♦ ︎

She is a kind, 80-year-old Japanese woman who lives and works in a small town in southern Japan, Ashiya. She is Kaouru Kay Akihara, but the name of her little Maison, Gimel is more famous. Although small, this studio-workshop has become famous for its refined jewelry creations, ranging from pieces inspired by the delicate Japanese pictorial art to those with a more Western style.

The designer, Akihara, received an extensive education in her youth, which included many traditional Japanese arts.

Pendente per collana o spilla con diamante rosa vivido e coccinella con zaffiro cabochon
Pendente per collana o spilla con diamante rosa vivido e coccinella con zaffiro cabochon

From the difficult art of writing, Shodō, to the ability to compose a space even with voids as well as with the volumes: the particular Japanese sensibility is applied to his creations. The designer began her career in the seventies, involving only the best craftsmen to create her jewels. An example of Gimel’s work is the Lotus brooch, with diamonds and garnet sold by Christie’s. Or a pendant necklace and brooch designed like a flower, centered on an oval-shaped purple diamond, oval-shaped, weighing about 1.39 carats, inside a pavé surrounded by petals wrapped with pink and colorless diamonds in brilliant cut, accompanied from a ladybug pin with cabochon sapphire and brilliant cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold.

Orecchini «camerieri», in platino, diamanti, rubini
Orecchini «camerieri», in platino, diamanti, rubini

A special Jewelry exhibition will be held from February 19 to June 19 2022 at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo. The exhibition features around 200 types of rough and polished stones. But also 60 works by Gimel, including funny brooches.

Spilla a forma di foglia in platino, diamanti
Spilla a forma di foglia in platino, diamanti
Spille in platino e diamanti a forma di cani
Spille in platino e diamanti a forma di cani
Spilla margherita con perla
Spilla margherita con perla
Anello con smeraldo ottagonale e diamanti
Anello con smeraldo ottagonale e diamanti
Suite con diamanti e rubini
Suite con diamanti e rubini
Anello con zaffiro e diamanti
Anello con zaffiro e diamanti
Spilla con zaffiri, granato demantoide e diamanti
Spilla con zaffiri, granato demantoide e diamanti
Suite di Gimel con diamanti bianchi
Suite di Gimel con diamanti bianchi

Spilla Lotus, in platino con una fiore con petali di diamanti rosa e incolore, con la centro un granato demantoide dal taglio circolare e foglie di diamanti gialli
Spilla Lotus, in platino con una fiore con petali di diamanti rosa e incolore, con la centro un granato demantoide dal taglio circolare e foglie di diamanti gialli







Highest fantasy and high jewelry: Fawaz Gruosi is come back

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Years go by but Fawaz Gruosi’s talent is fresh as a rose. The jeweler is one of the few capable not only of creating extraordinary pieces, but also of introducing trends that are then accepted (some would say copied) by the rest of the world. Many years ago were black diamonds, provided by Fawaz Gruosi with a passport to enter the world of high jewelry. Filed away the years with the unfortunate Maison de Grisogono, stumbled upon corporate problems far from the world of jewelry, Fawaz Gruosi has restarted with a brand that this time has his name and a boutique in Berkeley Square, London, while the creation of the jewels takes place in Geneva. And he did well, as he is well known in the world of high jewelery enthusiasts.

Alta gioielleria by Fawaz Gruosi, collana e anello con smeraldi e diamanti
Alta gioielleria by Fawaz Gruosi, collana e anello con smeraldi e diamanti. Photo: Charles Elie

During the Parisian haute couture week, Gruosi presented new exceptional jewels. The style is the same as always: sinuous, surprising, innovative shapes without being bizarre. And, above all, with many great gems enhanced by the design. Like the ring with a square-cut Colombian emerald of over 15 carats, surrounded by rubies and other navette-cut emeralds. Or a pair of earrings in 18-karat rose gold and titanium, with two Colombian emerald-cut emeralds, 408 brilliant-cut emeralds, 106 brilliant-cut white diamonds and ivory-colored ceramic: a jewel that has no comparison. The style of the earrings is also reflected in a “lava setting” necklace with the sinuous trend of a snake of diamonds intertwined with a second snake of emeralds, surmounted by a quintet of emeralds: there are 44 Zambian emeralds for a total of 87, 65 carat. There is no shortage of pieces composed solely of diamonds, such as the 18-karat white gold ring with 62 baguette-cut and 673 brilliant-cut white diamonds.

Anello con uno smeraldo colombiano taglio quadrato di oltre 15 carati, circondato da rubini e da altri smeraldi taglio navette
Anello con uno smeraldo colombiano taglio quadrato di oltre 15 carati, circondato da rubini e da altri smeraldi taglio navette
Orecchini in oro rosa 18 carati e titanio, con due smeraldi colombiani taglio smeraldo, 408 smeraldi taglio brillante, 106 diamanti bianchi taglio brillante e ceramica color avorio
Orecchini in oro rosa 18 carati e titanio, con due smeraldi colombiani taglio smeraldo, 408 smeraldi taglio brillante, 106 diamanti bianchi taglio brillante e ceramica color avorio

But, as mentioned at the beginning, the jeweler also loves to surprise. This time Grwuosi introduces amber to high jewelery. A precious material, and well known, but not usually used in this type of jewelry. Instead, here is a ring and bracelet with Baltic amber of the best quality chiseled in cabochon and drops, with gold motifs set with diamonds. Above, a 9.75-carat Ceylon sapphire, pear-cut diamonds. It’s safe to bet that amber will also be rediscovered by other Maisons.

Anello in ambra con zaffiro
Anello in ambra con zaffiro
Bracciale in ambra e diamanti
Bracciale in ambra e diamanti

For lovers of colored gemstones, there is only the embarrassment of choice. A bracelet combines two blue sapphires for a total of 121.62 carats, with 153.10 carats of pink sapphires contrasted with baguette-cut emeralds. Or a ring with an ellipse made up of baguette-cut sapphires and spiral emeralds. Not only that: the ring is topped with a 27.33-carat Ceylon sapphire. If, on the other hand, you love the color red, here is a bracelet composed of waves of baguette and brilliant cut Burmese rubies, which can be combined with a ring made with the same stones. Another ring, on the other hand, is made up of a pink opal sprinkled with marquise-cut diamonds and thirty-one cabochon emeralds: the effect is sure.

The most astonishing jewel of the collection, however, is a spectacular necklace made up of eight rows of emeralds and diamonds. It has a flavor reminiscent of the India of the maharajas or, better, of the maharanis (the queens). The jewel is composed of emeralds for 115.55 carats with cabochon cut interspersed with brilliant cut diamonds. Pure art.

Collana composta da otto file di smeraldi per 115,55 carati con taglio cabochon intervallati da diamanti taglio brillante
Collana composta da otto file di smeraldi per 115,55 carati con taglio cabochon intervallati da diamanti taglio brillante

Anello con un’ellissi composta da zaffiri taglio baguette e smeraldi a spirale
Anello con un’ellissi composta da zaffiri taglio baguette e smeraldi a spirale
Anello con un opale rosa cosparso di diamanti taglio marquise e 31 smeraldi cabochon
Anello con un opale rosa cosparso di diamanti taglio marquise e 31 smeraldi cabochon
Anello in oro bianco 18 carati con 62 diamanti bianchi taglio baguette e 673 taglio brillante
Anello in oro bianco 18 carati con 62 diamanti bianchi taglio baguette e 673 taglio brillante
Bracciale composto da onde di rubini birmani taglio baguette e taglio brillante, che si può abbinare a un anello realizzato con le stesse pietre
Bracciale composto da onde di rubini birmani taglio baguette e taglio brillante, che si può abbinare a un anello realizzato con le stesse pietre
Collana “lava setting” con l’andamento sinuoso di un serpente di diamanti intrecciato con un secondo serpente di smeraldi, sormontato da un quintetto di smeraldi: sono 44 smeraldi dello Zambia per un totale di 87,65 carati
Collana “lava setting” con l’andamento sinuoso di un serpente di diamanti intrecciato con un secondo serpente di smeraldi, sormontato da un quintetto di smeraldi: sono 44 smeraldi dello Zambia per un totale di 87,65 carati

Bracciale con 1431 diamanti taglio brillante e 1284 tsavoriti taglio brillante
Bracciale con 1431 diamanti taglio brillante e 1284 tsavoriti taglio brillante