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Gold at record, will it continue to rise?

Gold has reached an all-time high: will it continue to rise? Or was it just a blaze destined to go out? The answer interests both the world of jewelry and those who invest in the yellow metal. Everyone knows that the future is unpredictable even for the most experienced analysts. However, it is possible to draw a picture that can offer some indications.
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At the beginning of March, gold prices in New York exceeded 2,140 dollars an ounce, with a peak of 2,145.40 dollars. Yet the previous record had been reached only three months earlier: on 4 December the value of gold had risen to 2,135 dollars, but then fell. The fundamental point, however, according to experts, is the exceeding of the 2,000 dollar mark in mid-February: a psychological threshold, which opens up to any scenario, so much so that in a week the yellow metal has increased by around 100 dollars.

Polsini in oro giallo a forma di vite e bullone. Prezzo: 4200 euro
Villa Gioielleria. Yellow gold screw and bolt shaped cufflinks

Why has the value of gold risen so much? There are two main factors: the geopolitical tensions that push towards safe haven assets and the maneuvers of large investment funds. The first factor is simple to understand: war in the Middle East, war in Ukraine, American elections which can be a factor of further uncertainty. Reasons that push many investors to bet part of their money on the solidity of gold. This factor conditions some investment funds which, also due to the algorithms that determine portfolio choices, join the trend. In this way they further fuel the rise in prices.
Bracciale in oro con la forma di teschio di ariete
Gold bracelet in the shape of a ram skull by Vicky Shawe. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Warning: it is not an automatic mechanism, destined to repeat itself forever. Another aspect that affects the price of gold is, for example, the trend in interest rates. Investors expect the Federal Reserve, the American central bank, to reduce rates as inflation appears to be under control. This expectation affects the yield of American government bonds and the price of the Treasury Bond has already partly reflected these expectations. If the value of bonds falls, many investors think, an alternative is to buy gold. Of course, if the Fed were to not lower rates and the wars around the world were to end or, at least, find a truce, gold would probably lose part of its appeal, with a reduction in prices.
Piccoli lingotti d'oro
Small gold ingots

Boucheron at the Tsar’s Court

Boucheron celebrates imperial Russia with a collection of jewels that would have loved by the Tsars ♦︎
Between France and Russia, before and after the October Revolution, there has always been a very close link. Escapeed aristocrats or revolutionaries in exile have found shelter in the tolerant Transalpine state, along with musicians and painters. In Russia the official language of the nobility was French, idiom used in the Tsar’s court and in the good society. The jewelery industry has also maintained a privileged channel between Paris and Moscow. Boucheron remembers it, with the Hunt Impérial jewelry collection. The luxury here walks on the soft, silent snowy surface that covers the big country, bridge between the West and the East, when the winter starts.
Boucheron, more, was the first French jeweler to open a venue in Moscow in 1897 when the tsars still reigned. Boucheron has revisited three of its main themes: Nature (the Lumiere de Nuit line describes the aesthetics of the Nordic landscape), Couture (Femmes Boréales idealizes the beauty of women’s of North), and Architecture (The Anneau d’Or is inspired by the imperial cities of Russia, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg). The pieces are extraordinary, starting with Baïkal, a necklace-corset with an oval aquamarine of 78.33 carats, woolen stones and cultured pearls, diamond paved, white gold. Other jewels, however, remind the snow crystals, or the onion domes of the Kremlin. Margherita Andorno



Composizione grafica con diversi pezzi di alta gioielleria Boucheron della collezione Hiver Impérial. Il grande flocon Impérial ha al suo interno orecchini con perle (gli occhi), un orecchino zon zaffiro (il naso), due orecchini Baikal (la bocca)
Composizione grafica con diversi pezzi di alta gioielleria Boucheron della collezione Hiver Impérial. Il grande flocon Impérial ha al suo interno orecchini con perle (gli occhi), un orecchino con zaffiro (il naso), due orecchini Baikal (la bocca)

Anello Boule de Neige, oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca
Anello Boule de Neige, oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca

BaÏkal, orecchini in oro bianco, diamanti e acquamarina taglio a pera
BaÏkal, orecchini in oro bianco, diamanti e acquamarina taglio a pera
Banquise, anello in oro bianco con diamante ovale e perle
Banquise, anello in oro bianco con diamante ovale e perle
Collier BaÏkal, in oro bianco, acquamarine, perle
Collier BaÏkal, in oro bianco, acquamarine, perle
Collier Lumière de Nuit in oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca
Collier Lumière de Nuit in oro bianco, diamanti, cristallo di rocca
Collier L'Anneau d'Or in oro bianco e diamanti
Collier L’Anneau d’Or in oro bianco e diamanti
Anello in oro bianco con smeraldo dello Zambia, diamanti
Anello in oro bianco con smeraldo dello Zambia taglio cuscino, diamanti

Nevesta, collier in oro bianco e diamanti
Nevesta, collier in oro bianco e diamanti







Van Cleef & Arpels reveals its Secret

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The secret of Van Cleef & Arpels in the Le Scret collection is a very high quality jewelery. And full of surprises ♦ ︎

The secret of Van Cleef et Arpels was well guarded: a collection of high jewelery, masterpieces which required until 275 days for a necklace. In all, the Le Secret collection has a hundred pieces, some of which conceal a secret in the secret. For example, a bird with colored feathers can open one of the two wings to unveil a small newborn. The top of a ring can be rotated to show a gold engraved band or hide other rings. A bracelet with butterflies can blink the wings to display the hands of a tiny watch. Secrets kept and unveiled, and so, concealed just to be shown with greater pleasure: surprise is not just in the overwhelming technique of the French Maison craftsmen, who have hidden phrases, quotations and dedications in the most striking spaces of jewels, but also in exuberant forms that have the jewels. In addition to the rich necklaces, composite rings, exuberant earrings, there are brooches that fall into that kind of chameleon jewelry, that is, that it takes shapes and colors of objects, plants or animals.
On the other hand, Van Cleef & Arpels’s has just invented the secret in jewelery, as in the case of the secret setting, a patented system that allows the stones to be stacked without any visible metal grippers.

Anello Labyrinthe, con un diamante giallo a taglio cuscino da 13 carati, onice, oro bianco e giallo, diamanti
Anello Labyrinthe, con un diamante giallo a taglio cuscino da 13 carati, onice, oro bianco e giallo, diamanti
Van Cleef & Arpels, orologio Papillon, con-movimento meccanico a carica manuale. Uno smeraldo colombiano di 14,57 carati, oro bianco, diamanti, smeraldi, spinelli neri, onice e madreperla
Van Cleef & Arpels, orologio Papillon, con-movimento meccanico a carica manuale. Uno smeraldo colombiano di 14,57 carati, oro bianco, diamanti, smeraldi, spinelli neri, onice e madreperla
Colombe Mystérieuse. Spilla con rubini mystery setting, diamanti e smeraldi (gli occhi)
Colombe Mystérieuse. Spilla con rubini mystery setting, diamanti e smeraldi (gli occhi)
Anello Fleur Bleu, in oro bianco, diamanti, smeraldi, zaffiro
Anello Fleur Bleu, in oro bianco, diamanti, smeraldi, zaffiro
Spilla Cupido, con uno zaffiro arancione a forma di pera di 2,74 carati dello Sri Lanka, abbinato a uno zaffiro viola a forma di pera da 1,36 carati, una rubellite a forma di cuore di 12,04 carati, con diamanti e zaffiri
Spilla Cupido, con uno zaffiro arancione a forma di pera di 2,74 carati dello Sri Lanka, abbinato a uno zaffiro viola a forma di pera da 1,36 carati, una rubellite a forma di cuore di 12,04 carati, con diamanti e zaffiri
Bracciale Dentelle, con diamanti e rubini, può avere l'opalescenza della madreperla o il nero dell'onice
Bracciale Dentelle, con diamanti e rubini, può avere l’opalescenza della madreperla o il nero dell’onice
Oiseau sur la branche, collana trasformabile con perle di rubini birmani
Oiseau sur la branche, collana trasformabile con perle di rubini birmani
Sous Son Aile, clip con rubini, diamanti e zaffiri: l'ala dell'uccello si muove e svela un altro piccolo uccellino
Sous Son Aile, clip con rubini, diamanti e zaffiri: l’ala dell’uccello si muove e svela un altro piccolo uccellino
The Séraphîta: un anello con zaffiro e diamanti che nasconde ben quattro segreti
The Séraphîta: un anello con zaffiro e diamanti che nasconde ben quattro segreti
Nello con rubellite, diamanti e zaffiri
Nello con rubellite, diamanti e zaffiri

Collier con diamanti e ametiste
Collier con diamanti e ametiste







Chaumet, here it’s the party

Chaumet in a festival music: four magnificent high jewelery lines ♦ ︎
High jewelery is a feast for the eyes, though not for the wallet. So there is one of the historic Place Vendôme Maison (born in 1780) celebrating the double. It is called Chaumet est une fête its new collection of high jewelery. But it is a four-time party, how many are the ones in which the collection is subdivided. Since it is alluded to a great social evening, the times are those used by great music. Dance music with the Valses d’Hiver or syncopated with Rhapsodie Transantlantique as the Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin, respectful of the classic tradition with the Pastorale Anglaise (dedicated to the Glyndebourne Festival) or the world of the opera with Aria Passionata (inspired by La Scala Theater Milan).
The Pastorale, for example, explores reasons through the use of green color: obviously these are valuable emeralds of the Muzo, Colombia mines.

Chaumet, Aria passionata
Chaumet, Aria passionata

Complex jewelery masterpieces, delicate goldsmiths work and magnificent stones: it is enough to say that the Necklace of the Pastoral line costs about 2 million, while the average jewelry price is about 400,000 euros. Aria Passionata is, however, consistent with its name, a red suite of rubies, garnets, associated with pink gold and diamonds. The tenor and soprano tunes engaged in melodrama classics turn into bouquet-shaped pins (but not to be cast on stage as a performance tribute). Rhapsody in Blue uses white gold, diamonds, tanzanite, tourmaline, chrysoberyl: many different shades as you expect when listening to a music rhapsody. Finally, Valses d’Hiver is a dance around soft, refined, white gold, diamonds and pearls – light and turbulent as a step between stuccoes and the vaults of a frescoed salon. Giulia Netrese




Anello Pastorale Anglaise, oro bianco, lacca giallo e oro, smeraldo a cuscino verde brillante di 11.74 carati, smeraldi e rubini, zaffiri e diamanti
Anello Pastorale Anglaise, oro bianco, lacca giallo e oro, smeraldo a cuscino verde brillante di 11.74 carati, smeraldi e rubini, zaffiri e diamanti

Collier Pastorale Anglaise, oro bianco, lacca giallo e oro, grande smeraldo Muzo, rubini, zaffiri e diamanti
Collier Pastorale Anglaise, oro bianco, lacca giallo e oro, grande smeraldo Muzo, rubini, zaffiri e diamanti
La collezione Pastorale Anglaise
La collezione Pastorale Anglaise

Orecchini Pastorale Anglaise, oro bianco, lacca giallo e oro, smeraldi, rubini, zaffiri e diamanti
Orecchini Pastorale Anglaise, oro bianco, lacca giallo e oro, smeraldi, rubini, zaffiri e diamanti





Spilla Aria Passionata, oro e lacca rosa, insieme con un rhodolite ovale di 22.51 carati, 2 rubini cabochon di 5,55 carati, un granato ovale, baguette e rotondo, rubino baguette e diamanti taglio brillante
Spilla Aria Passionata, oro e lacca rosa, insieme con un rhodolite ovale di 22.51 carati, 2 rubini cabochon di 5,55 carati, un granato ovale, baguette e rotondo, rubino baguette e diamanti taglio brillante

Orecchini Aria Passionata, oro e lacca rosa, rhodolite, rubini cabochon, granato, diamanti
Orecchini Aria Passionata, oro e lacca rosa, rhodolite, rubini cabochon, granato, diamanti
Collier trasformabile Aria Passionata, lacca rosa e oro, 3 granati Rhodolite ovali di 16.28 carati, 14,25 carati e 10.96 carati, 3 rubini cabochon 6,25 carati, 4,89 carati e 3 15 carati, granato baguette rodolite, ovale e rotonda, rubini baguette, sfere di rubino, onice e diamanti
Collier trasformabile Aria Passionata, lacca rosa e oro, 3 granati Rhodolite ovali di 16.28 carati, 14,25 carati e 10.96 carati, 3 rubini cabochon 6,25 carati, 4,89 carati e 3 15 carati, granato baguette rodolite, ovale e rotonda, rubini baguette, sfere di rubino, onice e diamanti
Collana Rhapsodie Transatlantique, in oro bianco e giallo, morganite cuscino, crisoberillo ovale, topazio imperiale, tormalina rosa, diamanti di diverso taglio, granati Umba
Collana Rhapsodie Transatlantique, in oro bianco e giallo, morganite cuscino, crisoberillo ovale, topazio imperiale, tormalina rosa, diamanti di diverso taglio, granati Umba
Anello Rhapsodye Atlantique, in oro bianco e giallo, impostato con uno zaffiro Padparadscha ovale da 10.11 carati di Ceylon, uno zaffiro viola ovale taglio di 7,37 carati, granati Umba e diamanti
Anello Rhapsodie Transatlantique, in oro bianco e giallo, impostato con uno zaffiro Padparadscha ovale da 10.11 carati di Ceylon, uno zaffiro viola ovale taglio di 7,37 carati, granati Umba e diamanti
La collezione Rhapsodie Transantlantique
La collezione Rhapsodie Transantlantique
Diadema Valses d'Hiver, in oro bianco, diamanti e perle
Diadema Valses d’Hiver, in oro bianco, diamanti e perle
Chaumet, spilla Valses d'Hiver, in oro bianco, diamanti e perle
Chaumet, spilla Valses d’Hiver, in oro bianco, diamanti e perle

Chaumet, colelzione Valses d'Hiver
Chaumet, colelzione Valses d’Hiver