Vhernier

Richemont buys Vhernier

In the end it was the Richemont group that prevailed. For months there have been rumors of a negotiation for the sale of Vhernier, one of the historic brands of Italian jewellery, which is just now turning 40. Vhernier, therefore, now joins the 28 Maisons of the Swiss group, with brands such as Buccellati, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. The Traglio family, owners of Vhernier since 2001 with equal shares of the two brothers Carlo and Maurizio, will completely exit the company with the sale of 100% of the capital. The jewelry company which stands out for its refined design was founded in Valenza in 1984, but has its headquarters in Milan and a store in via Monte Napoleone.

La famiglia di orecchini-spilla Palloncino
Palloncino brooch-earrings

Collections such as Calla or Palloncini have marked the history of jewelery in recent decades, with innovative and surprising lines, as well as cutting-edge research into materials, such as the use of titanium and aluminium, but also ebony and bronze. The jewels are handmade in Valenza and are distributed by single-brand and multi-brand boutiques in Europe and the United States. Furthermore, the jewelery company also owns De Vecchi Milano 1935, a historic Italian brand of household silverware, but also jewellery. Despite its undisputed value, Vhernier needed new means to compete on a market increasingly occupied by luxury groups. Entering the Richemont house is probably a good idea.
Bracciale in titanio nero e diamanti
Calla black titanium and diamond bracelet by Vhernier

The Maison Vhernier has a unique and distinctive design, which beautifully combines modern, bold and elegant shapes, with unconventional materials, enhanced by exceptional craftsmanship. This Maison with an unmistakable aesthetic is perfectly complementary to our portfolio of renowned jewelery Maisons. We are thrilled to welcome the talented Vhernier team to the Richemont family and to soon work together to realize the full potential of this exceptional Maison, in a thriving market context for branded jewellery.
Johann Rupert, President of Richemont

Johann Rupert, Ceo e azionista di Richemont
Johann Rupert

Carlo Traglio, presidente di Vhernier
Carlo Traglio

We are delighted that Maison Vhernier is joining the Richemont Group, the undisputed leader in designer jewellery. We firmly believe that our Maison will accelerate its development with the expert and attentive contribution of Richemont.
Carlo Traglio, president, and Maurizio Traglio, CEO of Vhernier

The transaction will have no material financial impact on Richemont’s consolidated net assets or operating result for the year ending March 31, 2025. Vhernier’s results will be reported in the Jewellery Maisons business area. Completion of the transaction is subject to certain conditions and approval from the relevant regulatory authorities.

La spilla Camaleonte con diamanti, sugilite, opale arlecchino, giada nera e cristallo di rocca
The Chameleon brooch with diamonds, sugilite, harlequin opal, black jade and rock crystal

How to evaluate the pavé of your jewels

Can you realy judge the pavé of your jewel? Pavé is the most used technique in jewelry, but few really know how it is made. Read how to evaluate the pavé stones on your jewels ♦

There are jewellery composed of gems so close to each other that it seems a continuous surface: is the effect of a pavé done perfectly, which transforms a flower, an insect or any shape in an object of unique harmony. The outcome is the result of many hours of work and great skills. Of course, recognize the best one is not difficult, just a certain sensitivity, but understand why it is so special makes the experience even more satisfying. Here a few examples of fine jewelry to get to know this technique: basically learn a bit more also helps to make better choices and make an informed purchase.

Plumettes, bracciale in oro bianco e pavé di diamanti by Dior
Plumettes, white gold and diamond pavé bracelet by Dior

The technique

Conical holes are dug in the metal where insert the stones, that are subsequently blocked (set) with tiny balls obtained engraving with a chisel (scorper) the excavated material on the sides of the stone. It is clear that it is a job, the one done handmade by the jewel setter, very neatly. The shortest distance between stones requires greater skill and care, which increase the cost of production. Vice versa wider spaces filled with these tiny balls indicate the opposite. But not only: the throng around the stone often provides an effect of overall confusion that the experts define by the word dirty.

Michele della Valle, spilla con pavé di zaffiri La Rose de Bourbon
Michele della Valle, La Rose de Bourbon sapphire pavé brooch

The Tubetto collection by De Grisogono is a textbook example: the blacks diamond of the ring below, although of different dimension, are all on the same level. It is the ability of the stone setter to ensure that larger gems not protrude too much and small ones remain in evidence, and that requires the groove depth must be calculated to the nearest millimeter, operation even more difficult when they are of different sizes. Moreover, the tiny balls that hold the stones are nearly invisible in pictures like this where the object is much zoomed.

Anello Tubetto con diamanti neri della ormai scomparsa Maison svizzera de Grisogono
Tubetto ring with black diamonds from the now closed Swiss Maison de Grisogono

Here two more examples of admirable invisible setting, the Camaleonte by Vhernier and the American flag earrings by Michele della Valle. Getting this kind of quality is much more difficult with colorless diamonds on white gold, because with colored stones, if the base is good, you can improve the pavé by coloring the metal. Furthermore, in these two cases the pavé is continuous, does not have metal slabs that circumscribe it, but wraps the setting. Detail which increases the difficulty and the execution time.

Vhernier, spilla Camaleonte con pavé di diamanti bianchi, sugilite, giada nera, opale arlecchino, cristallo di rocca
Vhernier, Chameleon brooch with pavé white diamonds, sugilite, black jade, harlequin opal, rock crystal
Michele della Valle, orecchini american flag con zaffiri, spinelli e diamanti
Michele della Valle, American flag earrings with sapphires, spinels and diamonds

Below is interesting to note the elegance of details: the tiny balls are in yellow or black gold depending on the color of the stones; in the second image instead, a mixed technique: the points on plate (cylinders applied on the metal instead of balls engraved with chisel) in the center and pavé on the sides.

De Grisogono dettaglio ciondolo
De Grisogono, detail of a pendant

Other examples of high all Italian handicraft: Drapes ring by Palmiero with stones of equal size despite the drape, and the Pom Pom bracelet by Pomellato.

Palmiero anelli Drapes
Palmiero, Drapes rings
Pomellato, bracciale PomPom
Pomellato, PomPom bracelet

Finally, always from Pomellato an example of pavé of line Sabbia, where seems that in the design phase at computer the space required to place the stones and tiny balls are pointed out without having to perform by hand  to get this precise effect. Monica Battistoni

Pomellato, anello Sabbia
Pomellato, Sabbia ring

Vhernier lightness with Ardis

Ardis, in Esperanto, means “shining era”. For those who don’t know, Esperanto is a language invented between 1872 and 1887 by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, with the aim of creating a common language for all the peoples of the world. The idea was nice, but evidently something went wrong. On the other hand, the concept of design has become universal, an aesthetic aspect that adds value to any object. As in the case of Vhernier jewels, a Maison that has always focused on refined design. The Valenza brand now presents Ardis, a name that perhaps alludes to Esperanto, but in any case it is a collection that combines the usual attention to volumes with the search for innovation in materials.

Anello in alluminio, oro bianco, diamanti
Ring in aluminium, white gold, diamonds

For this line of jewels, Vhernier has chosen to use opaque and compact aluminium, with pearly reflections, soft to the touch and obviously very light. The metal is shaped by hand in the Vhernier laboratories. The aluminum of the jewels is crossed by bands of rose gold, or white gold set with pavé diamonds. The collection is made up of rings, earrings and rigid but flexible bracelets, in two versions, with bands in pink or white gold with diamonds.
Bracciale in alluminio, oro bianco, diamanti
Bracelet in aluminium, white gold, diamonds

Bracciale in alluminio, oro rosa
Aluminum bracelet, rose gold
Orecchini Ardis in alluminio, oro bianco, diamanti
Ardis earrings in aluminium, white gold, diamonds
Orecchini in alluminio, oro rosa
Aluminum earrings, rose gold

New Eclipse with Vhernier

The eclipse returns, but it cannot be seen in the sky and is not caused by the moon obscuring the sun. To see the Eclisse just enter a shop in Vhernier. The eclipse, which in astronomy is an event caused by any celestial body that comes between a light source, for example the moon between the sun and the Earth, is also the name of a historic collection of the jewelry brand devoted to design. Now the Eclisse collection, which in the shape of successive hemispheres is inspired by Brancusi’s sculptures, is proposed again with new combinations in a series Endless of jewels made up of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Anello Eclisse in oro bianco, pavé di diamanti
Eclisse ring in white gold, pavé diamonds

But not only. The new pieces of the Eclisse collection, which in its design takes up the concept of an illuminated surface as used in astronomical representations, are also offered in different materials. In addition to the classic rose gold, with or without pavé diamonds, the jewels are presented in the white gold and diamonds variant, in rose gold and titanium, or in titanium and diamonds. The result is brilliant, nothing in this Eclipse remains in the shadow.

Bracciale in titanio e oro rosa
Titanium and rose gold bracelet
Collana in oro bianco e pavé di diamanti
Necklace in white gold and pavé diamonds
Collana in oro rosa
Rose gold necklace
Orecchini in oro bianco e diamanti
White gold and diamond earrings
Orecchini in titanio e pavé di e diamanti
Earrings in titanium and pavé and diamonds

Barbie’s jewels

Do you like pink? Do you want to wear pink jewelry? Are you looking for a pink necklace? Or a bracelet? Or … Here are many ideas ♦

There are many reasons to wear pink jewelry, Barbie’s favorite color. The first is that it is the light version of marsala, announced color of the year, according to Pantone. In addition, it is definitely more suited to this season; the second reason is that its tone, even the one tinged with gray tinge, embellishes any type of skin. And This alone would be enough to convince anyone. But there is another side to act as an incentive and comes from English: think pink!It means thinking positive. And indeed a beautiful bright pink is a burst of energy, a stimulus to good mood. So, although many of the color names have lost their multiplicity of meanings, even in some languages in common phrases characterize specific moods. So, ring, earrings or bracelet have also colored stones, faceted or cabochon, translucent or opaque. Provided that they are pink.

Anello in oro bianco con diamanti e zaffiri rosa
Nigaam, anello in oro bianco con diamanti e zaffiri rosa

And more, pink is a positive color. It takes its name from the fragrant flower of the same name. But perhaps you don’t know that it was born quite recently: the name rose was used for the first time to indicate a shade of color only at the end of the 17th century. In the West (especially Europe and the United States), pink is the color associated with concepts of charm, kindness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance. If the hue is very light, it is associated with chastity and innocence. On the contrary, a bright pink suggests eroticism and seduction.

Petit Joli, anello in oro rosa, calcedonio e diamanti
Petit Joli, anello in oro rosa, calcedonio rosa e diamanti by Pasquale Bruni

The history of pink
One could write a history of the color pink. But, undoubtedly, the maximum popularity reached it in the mid-eighteenth century, when pastel colors became very fashionable in all the courts of Europe. The pink color in particular was highly appreciated by Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), lover of King Louis XV of France, who often wore clothes that combined blue and pink. Not only that: she had a particular shade of pink created especially for her by the Sevres porcelain factory, apparently with small additions of blue, black and yellow.

Madame de Pompadour
Madame de Pompadour

Pink stones
But let’s talk about jewelry: in addition to pink gold, you have a wide choice of stones that have shades of rose. The most precious, and most expensive, is undoubtedly the diamond. Diamonds with pink shades are buyed for millions of dollars during the auctions. But luckily there are many other stones that also have this color tone in their repertoire: quartz, sapphire, mystic topaz, rhodolite garnet, morganite, kunzite, Malaya garnet, tourmaline, spinel, opal, zircon, pink pearl, moonstone , coral, smithsonite, pezzottaite, rhodochrosite and rhodonite. You only have the problem of choosing one.

Matilde de Bounvilles

Tiffany, anello Sugar Stacks di Paloma Picasso in oro rosa 18 carati con pavé di zaffiri rosa.
Tiffany, anello Sugar Stacks di Paloma Picasso in oro rosa 18 carati con pavé di zaffiri rosa.
Tamara Comolli, braccialetto Mikado Romance in oro rosa con quarzi, e morganite rosa.
Tamara Comolli, braccialetto Mikado Romance in oro rosa con quarzi, e morganite rosa.
Vhernier, orecchini Eclisse in oro bianco con rhodonite, cristallo di rocca, madreperla e diamanti
Vhernier, orecchini Eclisse in oro bianco con rhodonite, cristallo di rocca, madreperla e diamanti
Collezione Millebolle, anello in oro rosa, diamanti grigi, rodolite. Anello oro rosa, diamanti grigi, quarzo rosa
Minù, collezione Millebolle, anello in oro rosa, diamanti grigi, rodolite.
Anello oro rosa, diamanti grigi, quarzo rosa
Anello con diamante rosa di 8,42 carati, fancy rosa intenso, taglio brillante, ma «modificato rettangolare», chiarezza VVS1. AI lati due diamanti baguette
Anello con diamante rosa di 8,42 carati, fancy rosa intenso, taglio brillante, ma «modificato rettangolare», chiarezza VVS1. AI lati due diamanti baguette
Alessio Boschi, collezione Naturalia anello Peony con morganite centrale
Alessio Boschi, collezione Naturalia anello Peony con morganite centrale
Van Cleef & Arpels, orecchini Papillons in oro rosa con zaffiri rosa e diamanti
Van Cleef & Arpels, orecchini Papillons in oro rosa con zaffiri rosa e diamanti
Etho Maria, bracciale La Serpentine in oro rosa con zaffiri rosa e diamanti brown
Etho Maria, bracciale La Serpentine in oro rosa con zaffiri rosa e diamanti brown
Mary Ching, Wing, in oro rosa e zaffiri
Mary Ching, Wing, in oro rosa e zaffiri
Anello Thalessa, in oro rosa 18 carati, tormalina, zaffiri, tormalina bicolore
Daniela Villegas, anello Thalessa, in oro rosa 18 carati, tormalina, zaffiri, tormalina bicolore
Brumani, Baobab collection Rosé, anello con diamanti, quarzo e tormaline brasiliane rosa
Brumani, Baobab collection Rosé, anello con diamanti, quarzo e tormaline brasiliane rosa
Irene Neuwirth, orecchini a forma di rosa in opale inciso, rhodocrosite tagliata a goccia e diamanti.
Irene Neuwirth, orecchini a forma di rosa in opale inciso, rhodocrosite tagliata a goccia e diamanti.
Olive
Larkspur & Hawk, collana con topazi rosa sfaccettati
Yoko London, anello con perla barocca rosa e pavé di diamanti
Yoko London, anello con perla barocca rosa e pavé di diamanti
Chantecler, orecchini Capri in oro rosa con ametista, fosfosiderite, zaffiri rosa e diamanti
Chantecler, orecchini Capri in oro rosa con ametista, fosfosiderite, zaffiri rosa e diamanti
Marie-Hélène de Taillac, orecchini in oro giallo con due tipi di quarzi rosa da 45 carati complessivi e due spinelli rosa più scuro
Marie-Hélène de Taillac, orecchini in oro giallo con due tipi di quarzi rosa da 45 carati complessivi e due spinelli rosa più scuro
Sutra, anello in oro rosa con diamanti e spinelli rosa e viola
Sutra, anello in oro rosa con diamanti e spinelli rosa e viola
Brumani, Baobab collection Rosé, orecchini con diamanti, quarzo e tormaline brasiliane rosa
Brumani, Baobab collection Rosé, orecchini con diamanti, quarzo e tormaline brasiliane rosa

Vhernier jewels in the orbit of Kering?

Vhernier, historic Italian jewelery brand, takes the road to France. As revealed by the financial newspaper Mff, Vhernier passes 49% to the French group Kering of monsieur François-Henri Pinault. At the moment there is no official confirmation of the operation, neither from the French luxury giant, nor from the president of the Maison Carlo Traglio. Indeed, according to other sources, the Italian group would have other negotiating tables open with other big names in luxury. According to Mff’s hypothesis, however, the Italian jewelery company, controlled through the family financial company Aura by Carlo and Maurizio Traglio, would remain 51% owned, even if it is not excluded that in the near future the proportion could reverse.

Catene Mon Jeu
Mon Jeu by Vhernier

Kering, which has just concluded the acquisition of 30% of Valentino, would further strengthen the jewelery area, which is now represented by the high-end brand Qeeling and by, Boucheron, Pomellato and DoDo, with a younger target. Vhernier, on the contrary, enjoys an excellent image thanks to its high quality production, but does not have the strength to establish itself on increasingly globalized international markets.

Carlo Traglio, presidente di Vhernier
Carlo Traglio
Henry Francois Pinault, patron di Kering
Henry Francois Pinault

The Vhernier Palloncino becomes a bracelet

The Vhernier Palloncino (balloon) continues its journey around the body and rests on the wrist. The idea of creating a jewel in the shape of small light balloons that float in the air and that children keep tied to a thread also marks the history of the Valencian brand. The Balloon was the first jewel, created in 1984, when the Maison was founded. In a few months, therefore, he will be 40 years old, and I will have reached maturity. Perhaps for this reason Vhernier has rediscovered this classic collection for some years. The Balloon, previously only offered as earrings, has also become a ring, necklace and, now, a bracelet.

Bracciale Palloncino in oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca, lapislazzuli
Palloncino bracelet in white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, lapis lazuli

The Palloncino bracelets are offered in rhodium-plated 18-karat white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, lapis lazuli, turquoise and white mother-of-pearl, which was the only model available up to now. The bracelet is open, so it requires no effort to put it on. The stones are cut in the cabochon-balloon shape, as in all the other pieces in the collection.

Bracciale in oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca, rhodonite
Bracelet in white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, rhodonite
Bracciale in oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca, turchese
Bracelet in white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, turquoise
Bracciale in oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca, giada
Bracelet in white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, jade

Vhernier launches Calla in a single piece

Calla, a flower that has been blooming almost every spring for over 20 years and which, in any case, never withers. Also because the special variety of this flower is made of metal. Gold, to be exact. Calla’s design has made Vhernier famous, a maison that focuses entirely on style and research, on elaborate simplicity, on the difference from traditional jewellery. And for this reason, Vhernier periodically re-proposes new variants of this collection, which has now exceeded a hundred new interpretations. For 2023 it is the turn of Calla the One, an innovative jewel both in terms of shape and materials.

Calla the One ring in 18K yellow gold and diamonds
Calla the One ring in 18K yellow gold and diamonds

While the jewels of the Calla collection, which debuted in 1999, are composed of different elements that follow one another, in this new version the design lengthens and curves to give life to rings, necklaces and bracelets formed from a single piece. And this justifies the name of Calla the One, even if it is not easy to identify the new jewels with those of the traditional collection. The new pieces are in rose gold or white gold and white or black diamonds, also in a full pavé version.

Ring in white gold and black diamonds
Ring in white gold and black diamonds
Earrings in white gold and black diamonds
Earrings in white gold and black diamonds
Calla the One necklace in 18K yellow gold
Calla the One necklace in 18K yellow gold
Bangle in white gold and black diamonds
Bangle in white gold and black diamonds
Ring in white gold and white diamond pavé
Ring in white gold and white diamond pavé

Personalized chains with Mon Jeu by Vhernier




Become a jewelry designer, but for your own fun. This is what a Vhernier app promises, which allows you to customize a chain from the Mon Jeu collection directly from your smartphone, tablet or computer. The app is called Customizer Mon Jeu and is designed to customize the jewels of this line of the Maison of Valencia. Mon Jeu represents a reinterpretation of the chain, in perfect Vhernier style, a brand that has always been at the top of Made in Italy jewelery design.

La app Customizer Mon Jeu
La app Customizer Mon Jeu

The Mon Jeu bracelet is made up of modules that can be modular, with the addition of rings made of different materials, such as pink or white gold, gray or black titanium. Added to this is a classic manufacturing by Vhernier, such as pavé in diamonds or colored stones. With the app it is easy to compose a jewel by choosing your favorite elements. You can choose the type of rings you want from the 11, 12, 13 or 14 versions and then select the links from the elements available. The jewel is then sent home within a few days.

Utilizzo della app Customizer Mon Jeu
Utilizzo della app Customizer Mon Jeu
Catene Mon Jeu
Catene Mon Jeu







How to clean wooden jewelry




The jewels with wooden elements also appeal the greats Maison. But how do wooden jewels are cleaned and stored? Pay attention to … ♦ ︎

The most precious metal? The wood. It seems a paradox, but an article published by Bloomberg underlines what is now a consolidated trend: using wood for jewelry. But not for simple bijoux: even for expensive and great design pieces. The wood, obviously the selected one and with particular qualities of strength and durability over time, also has the advantage of being considered a green, natural and renewable material. Moreover, it does not need large excavations that pierce the earth, like for precious stones. Furthermore, it is also the oldest material used to make an ornament.

Van Cleef&Arpels, set in legno e diamanti
Van Cleef&Arpels, set in legno e diamanti

“Customers are attracted by the warm luster of wood and lightness,” said to Bloomberg Ward Landrigan, CEO of Verdura Jewelry. And in the same service the designer Katey Brunini emphasizes that it is “a neutral element” that goes well with both winter and summer clothing.

Pendente Elephant in legno, perle, oro, diamanti
Pendente Elephant in legno, perle, oro, diamanti di Marc Alary

Costa Rican Cocobolo, ebony, Acacia melanoxylon, commonly called Australian or African blackwood are among the most used materials. And often the wood of the jewels comes from furniture or beams of an old building that are recovered. Cristiana Vigano, Vhernier’s vice president of the United States, said that almost all of her clients say that jewels with wooden elements “become the most versatile and wearable they possess”.

Vhernier, collana Calla in oro rosa e ebano
Vhernier, collana Calla in oro rosa e ebano

But how to store and clean wooden jewels?
1 Beware of water. The wood used for jewelry is robust and often treated to withstand rain or random drops during the day. But the story changes with regard to continuous humidity, which can ruin the wood. Wooden jewels must be kept in a dry place.
2 Watch out for scratches. The wood used for jewelry is particularly hard. But, of course, it can be scratched (as is the case with metals) if it comes in contact with something sharp, for example a diamond. Also for this reason it is better to store the jewels with wooden elements individually, in a bag or in a box.

Ena Iro, bracciali in legno e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ena Iro, bracciali in legno e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com

3 Cosmetic hazard. Better to avoid the use of hairspray, perfumes, lotions, creams when wearing jewelry with wooden elements: in the long run they could ruin the material. The same applies to soaps, insect repellents, sunscreens or other chemicals, which can cause the loss of color in the wood.
4 They can be cleaned with … To remove dust or grease on the wooden parts, just use a non-abrasive microfibre cloth or a cotton cloth. Also, better clean by following the line of the veins, if they are visible.
5 Polish the jewel. If the wood of the jewel is polished, the brilliance can be enlivened with natural beeswax.

Collana in legno e perle di vetro, proposta a 13.700 dollari
Collana in legno e perle di vetro di Peggy Stephaich Guinness
Orecchini in oro 18 carati, legno lavorato, diamanti
Orecchini in oro 18 carati, legno lavorato, diamanti by Silvia Furmanovich
Collezione India, bracciale in oro e snakewood, con zaffiri. Prezzo: 4690 euro
Tamara Comolli, collezione India, bracciale in oro e snakewood, con zaffiri
Bracciale in oro bianco 18 carati, legno pietrificato, rubini, onice e diamanti
Cartier, bracciale in oro bianco 18 carati, legno pietrificato, rubini, onice e diamanti
Bracelet. Diamonds inlaid in fossilized wood
Boghossian, bracelet. Diamonds inlaid in fossilized wood






Precious jewels in aluminum?




Aluminum has been rediscovered for quality jewelry. Here’s how to clean and store aluminum jewelery ♦ ︎

Cans for drinks, dishes, components for airplanes: aluminum is used for many things. And it seems that the jewelry is also rediscovering this light and resistant metal. It is not, in fact, a novelty: aluminum was shown for the first time at the Paris Expo in 1855. But, at that time, it was a rare material: for this reason it was used to create jewels. From that period, when aluminum was considered as precious as gold, there are still very few pieces. It was very expensive and much appreciated: those who could, they put on display an aluminum brooch. Blackened aluminum jewels were claimed at the court of Queen Victoria after the death of her beloved Albert and became popular throughout the British Empire.

Anello Ascending Shadows in oro bianco, diamante centrale brown di 12,4 carati, titanio e alluminio
Anello Ascending Shadows in oro bianco, diamante centrale brown di 12,4 carati, titanio e alluminio

The metal. Aluminum is the most common metal on Earth and one of the most common chemical elements. Until about a century ago, however, was not known the process to exctract it industrially from the minerals in which is found. It is a very light and resistant metal. It is not particularly toxic and does not cause allergies (except in rare cases). A curiosity: the aluminum oxide, also called corundum, in the form of transparent crystals is more known as sapphire and ruby. It is also the hardest natural substance after the diamond, with relative hardness 9 in the Mohs scale (which reaches 10).

Orecchini con labirinto in alluminio e tormalina verde
Hemmerle, orecchini con labirinto in alluminio e tormalina verde

Jewelry. When aluminum started to be produced in large quantities, its use in jewelry was practically ceased, apart from cheap jewelry. But recently, this material has been rediscovered creatively by some Maison who value its qualities, often with refined workmanship. Aluminum was used, for example, by Hemmerle, Vhernier, Chopard, Suzanne Syz or the young designer Emmanuel Tarpin. Among the advantages of aluminum there is undoubtedly the lightness, which allows you to make jewelry with a minimum weight. Furthermore, it is a very ductile and easy to work metal.

Orecchini a forma di punti esclamativi e interrogativi in alluminio e diamanti
Suzanne Syz, orecchini a forma di punti esclamativi e interrogativi in alluminio e diamanti

Aluminum care. Aluminum can oxidize. Aluminum jewels can get damaged when in contact with creams, soaps and acidic substances. Furthermore, care must be taken not to deform the metal if you are practicing a sport or doing housework. For cleaning, if the jewel has no other elements such as pearls or enamels, just immerse the jewel in warm water in which two drops of liquid soap have been dissolved. Rinse well and dry with a cotton cloth. Since the metal is resistant but can be damaged, it is better to store the jewels in aluminum separately, in containers where they are not in contact with other objects.

Orecchini in alluminio, oro bianco, diamanti
Orecchini in alluminio, oro bianco, diamanti by Villa Milano

Orecchini Geranium in alluminio e oro
Orecchini Geranium in alluminio e oro by Jar
Spilla vittoriana in alluminio con ametista
Spilla vittoriana in alluminio con ametista
Orecchini a forma di foglie di geranio venduti da Christie's, alluminio e diamanti
Emmanuel Tarpin, orecchini a forma di foglie di geranio venduti da Christie’s, alluminio e diamanti

Clematis, spilla con zaffiri, diamanti, alluminio, oro bianco
Hemmerle, Clematis, spilla con zaffiri, diamanti, alluminio, oro bianco







From Vhernier earrings for Aladdin




Aladdin is a character who is part of the folk tales in the East. The best known is the one contained in the Thousand and One Nights, although not everyone knows that the fable with the 40 thieves was not part of the original text, but was added to the collection by the Frenchman Antoine Galland, who transcribed a folk tale by the narrator Syrian Maronite Hanna Diyab. All this magic serves to introduce Aladdin, a ring that is part of Vhernier’s Trasparenze line.

Anello e orecchini Aladino indossati
Anello e orecchini Aladino indossati

The novelty is that new earrings are added to the collection. The jewels, rings and earrings, are made of rose gold, with jade, lapis lazuli, turquoise or mother of pearl, associated with rock crystal. The processing makes the jewel opaque and semi-transparent. But, alongside the refined proposal of materials, the jewels of the collection stand out for their clean, soft, delicate design, in perfect Vhernier style, a Maison that is famous for its jewels suitable for women with a sophisticated taste.
Anello in oro rosa e giada
Anello in oro rosa e giada

Anello in oro rosa e madreperla
Anello in oro rosa e madreperla
Orecchini in oro rosa e giada
Orecchini in oro rosa e giada
Orecchini in oro rosa e lapislazzuli o madreperla
Orecchini in oro rosa e lapislazzuli o madreperla

Orecchini in oro rosa e turchese
Orecchini in oro rosa e turchese







Palloncino by Vhernier also around the neck

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If you like something, why change it? Right. Vhernier, however, has chosen to introduce some innovations in his longest-running collection, Palloncino (means balloon). Now, in fact, the balloon is transformed into a pendant with a bright color, always with the usual round shape. Under the knot, covered with diamonds, is the white gold thread. The new Palloncino pendant is added to the collection that includes the ring and earrings. The jewels are made of white gold, rock crystal and jade, or rhodonite, turquoise, lapis lazuli or white mother-of-pearl.

Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e giada
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e giada

The Palloncino collection was Vhernier’s first: it was launched in 1984, when the Maison was founded. This line continues to be among the jewels of the Valenza brand. At the beginning of its history, the innovative shape of the jewel, reminiscent of the light balloon tied to a thread that is given to children, was reserved for single earrings, which can also be worn as brooches, to which rings have also been added and, now , necklace.

Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e turchese
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e turchese
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e rodonite
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e rodonite
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e madreperla
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e madreperla

Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e lapislazzuli
Pendente Palloncino in oro bianco e lapislazzuli







In the blue hour with Vhernier

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Photographers define blue hours as those moments that precede nightfall and which offer a somewhat mysterious atmosphere. With greater romanticism, the Italian Maison Vhernier called Coucher du Soleil (sunset) its first collection to experiment with the use of bronze. The homage to the blue hour is, of course, also (but not limited to) marked by the color to which the collection refers. Coucher du soleil is characterized by the use of classic and uncommon materials. In addition, the jewelry is modular, composed of thin vertical elements in bronze dyed blue, thanks to a special process, and gold.

Orecchini della collezione Coucher du Soleil
Orecchini della collezione Coucher du Soleil

To the two combined metals is added, in some versions, the glow of diamonds, set in an order that seems random, but is not, as it is in the style of the Piedmontese Maison. The collection includes bracelets and band rings, sculpture earrings, even with generous volumes. The collection, in addition to the blue tone, also includes jewels with golden shades, always made with the same materials, but with diamonds in a brown version.

Earclips in bronzo colorato e oro rosa con diamanti brown
Earclips in bronzo colorato e oro rosa con diamanti brown
Bracciale in bronzo colorato e oro rosa con diamanti brown
Bracciale in bronzo colorato e oro rosa con diamanti brown
Bracciale in bronzo colorato e oro bianco con diamanti
Bracciale in bronzo colorato e oro bianco con diamanti
Anello in bronzo colorato e oro bianco con diamanti
Anello in bronzo colorato e oro bianco con diamanti

Anello in bronzo e oro
Anello in bronzo e oro







The new balloons with diamonds by Vhernier




Although the smartphone has become the favorite game of children, the old balloon that floats in the air tied to a thread is still (fortunately) something that attracts those who have not yet learned the gestures on the screen of an iPhone or the like. This resilience is also testified by Vhernier, that has been offering Palloncino (balloon) as a collection for many years now. Unlike the aerostatic balloon, however, the jewels of the Balloon collection are appreciated by a more adult age

Orecchino Palloncino con pavé di diamanti neri
Orecchino Palloncino con pavé di diamanti neri

In any case, the design of the Maison’s jewels is particularly appreciated, so much so that periodically Vhernier proposes it always new variants. This year, for example, a diamond pavé version arrives. The new jewelry includes ring and earrings, both available in white or black diamond pavé on white gold. Furthermore, the Palloncino ring has an ergonomic shape that allows you to wear two rings on the same finger, in opposite directions. The earring, sold individually, can be combined with a model made with diamonds of the same color but is also suitable for creating the black and white couple.
Anello Palloncino con pavé di diamanti bianchi
Anello Palloncino con pavé di diamanti bianchi

Orecchino Palloncino con pavé di diamanti bianchi
Orecchino Palloncino con pavé di diamanti bianchi

Anello Palloncino con pavé di diamanti neri
Anello Palloncino con pavé di diamanti neri







Calla collection by Vhernier is blooming again





The calla, a flower that never fades in the Vhernier house, continues to bloom in similar but different forms. In fact, for autumn 2021, the Calla collection returns in the form of new variations on the theme. The collection, which turns 23, is one of the longest-lived: a sign that many still appreciate it. And it is also thanks to the ability to periodically immerse the jewels in a bath of freshness.

Bracciale Calla in oro rosa, titanio nero
Bracciale Calla in oro rosa, titanio nero

The latest evolution is Calla Whip, a collection consisting of bracelets and rings, offered in different combinations, in which the conical elements curve gently to wrap around the wrists and fingers. The bracelet is the interpretation of the slave bracelet, a classic of jewelry that was missing from the maison’s proposals and which combines ergonomics with portability. Rings and bracelets are offered in three combinations: rose gold, rose gold with black titanium, black titanium and diamonds.
Anello Calla con diamanti e titanio nero
Anello Calla con diamanti e titanio nero

Last note: matt black titanium, the absolute protagonist in this collection, is one of the innovations that Vhernier has brought to the world of jewelry, a further expression of the brand’s sober aesthetic and the ability to mix unusual materials with the most precious ones.
Anello in oro bianco e diamanti
Anello in oro bianco e diamanti

Anello in oro bianco, e diamanti neri
Anello in oro bianco, e diamanti neri
Anello in oro rosa
Anello in oro rosa
Anello in oro rosa e titanio nero
Anello in oro rosa e titanio nero
Bracciale in titanio nero e diamanti
Bracciale in titanio nero e diamanti

Bracciale in oro rosa
Bracciale in oro rosa







The Palloncino by Vhernier flies on a ring




The Palloncino (balloon) was the first jewel to take flight in 1984, when the Maison was founded. But the Palloncino collection by Vhernier continues to float in the catalog of the Valenza-based brand. At the beginning of its history, the innovative shape of the jewel, reminiscent of the light balloon tied to a thread that is given to children, was reserved for single earrings, which can also be worn as brooches. Made of white gold, with the cord that becomes a diamond pavé wire, the single earring is combined with carnelian and rock crystal ovals, with a transparency effect that is Vhernier’s trademark.

Anello Palloncino con giada
Anello Palloncino con giada

Variants also include lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise, mother of pearl and rhodonite. The collection is now enriched with a ring. Also in this case the stem is in white gold with diamonds, with the central body with balloon-shaped stones juxtaposed with rock crystal. The cheerful and minimal effect is thus transferred to the fingers with the same visual impact of the original brooch-earrings.
Anello Palloncino con lapislazzulo
Anello Palloncino con lapislazzulo

La famiglia di orecchini-spilla Palloncino
La famiglia di orecchini-spilla Palloncino
Anello Palloncino con turchese
Anello Palloncino con turchese
Anello Palloncino con rodonite
Anello Palloncino con rodonite

Anello Palloncino con madreperla
Anello Palloncino con madreperla







A chain for play from Vhenier

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Wearing a bracelet, for fun. Surround the neck with a choker, for fun. Use a chain as a belt, just for fun. Vhernier, an Italian brand that makes design its flag, proposes a new multipurpose chain, Mon Jeu. It is first of all a bracelet that does not betray the classic setting of the Piedmontese Maison with a heart in Milan. The Mon Jeu chain is made up of modules that can be combined as desired, choosing from different variants. Metalworking and style are typical of Vhernier: the elements of the chain are in pink gold, white gold, titanium with or without full pavé diamonds, or with starry pavé set diamonds.

Bracciale Mon Jeu in titanio e diamanti
Bracciale Mon Jeu in titanio e diamanti

The idea of ​​adding modularity and, above all, offering the possibility of combining the elements of the chain, suggested the idea that the jewel can be built at will, like a game. In short, by lengthening or shortening the chain, you can get a bracelet, choker, long or short necklace and even go so far as to create a belt. In short, a game, but also the possibility of building a custom-made jewel. And it is no small thing.
Bracciale in oro rosa e titanio
Bracciale in oro rosa e titanio

Diversi modi di indossare la catena Mon Jeu
Diversi modi di indossare la catena Mon Jeu







The spinning top by Vhernier continues to spin

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The Trottola collection by Vhernier  never stops: now it adds a ring to the successful jewelry line of the Valenza fashion house. The collection is inspired by one of the oldest toys, the spinning top (trottola in italian language), usually cone-shaped with a tip at one end: it was already used by children of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Vhernier’s jewels, however, get soft the silhouette making it appear as if the top were in constant motion. The new ring of the collection combines the black of titanium with the characteristic shade of Vhernier rose gold.

Anello Trottola in oro rosa e titanio nero
Anello Trottola in oro rosa e titanio nero

The ring is added to the other jewels, proposed in a titanium version with set diamonds of different sizes, which make up a carefully irregular pavé, in white gold, or in ebony and pink gold. The Trottola ring in rose gold and titanium is on sale in Vhernier boutiques and official dealers at a price of 3,370 euros.
Anello Trottola in titanio e diamanti
Anello Trottola in titanio e diamanti

Collana in ebano e oro rosa
Collana in ebano e oro rosa
Orecchini Trottola in titanio e diamanti
Orecchini Trottola in titanio e diamanti
Orecchini in ebano e oro rosa
Orecchini in ebano e oro rosa
Bracciale in oro bianco
Bracciale in oro bianco







New Freccia for Vhernier

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In the morning, women look in the mirror to fix their hair or do their make-up. The jewelry brands, instead, touch up their most successful collections. This is the case of Vhernier, which for the summer of 2020 presents a novelty concerning one of its most requested lines, Freccia (the word means arrow in italian) .

Catena Freccia in oro rosa, cristallo di rocca e madreperla grigia
Catena Freccia in oro rosa, cristallo di rocca e madreperla grigia

The Freccia collection, in fact, is enriched with a new jewel: a chain. Its oval and elongated links are punctuated by the classic triangular elements of the jewelry line design, which update the classic concept of the chain and make it immediately recognizable.
Catena Freccia in oro rosa, cristallo di rocca e madreperla bianca
Catena Freccia in oro rosa, cristallo di rocca e madreperla bianca

The new Freccia chain is offered in two variants: with pink gold links with elements in pink gold and gray mother of pearl, or with white mother of pearl. Their opalescence is amplified by the rock crystal, according to the Transparency technique used by the Maison for many jewels: a process that amplifies the brightness of the mother of pearl and enhances the shades of color thanks to the overlapping of the rock crystal. Its length allows you to make two laps to bring it even short, round neck.
Anello Freccia
Anello Freccia in oro e lapislazzulo

Bracciali della collezione Freccia
Bracciali della collezione Freccia







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