ANELLI, vetrina — April 14, 2022 at 4:30 am

The art of seeing black





The new jewels by Jacqueline Cullen, designer who prefers the black color Whitby jet ♦

Sometimes seeing black can be a luxury: she knows this, Jacqueline Cullen, designer specializing in Whitby jet jewelery. Since it is very easy you don’t know what it is, you better explain: Whitby jet is a black fossil material, similar to lignite, which was formed in 180 million years. It is very soft to be worked and is also used to make jewelry. In particular, it is associated with the Victorian era mourning jewelry. The fashion to wear these jewels, in fact, was started by Queen Victoria, after the death of her husband, Prince Albert.

Anello con Whitby jet e diamanti neri
Anello con Whitby jet e diamanti neri

Jacqueline Cullen has chosen the Whitby jet, trying to enhance the material, carved hand. The fossil material is then combined with gold and diamonds, blacks of course, with some concessions to the hue champagne in rare cases. The result has a certain charm and, in any case, is distinguished from the rest of the common jewelry. But the designer doesn’t just use the Whitby jet. She also loves composing her jewels with Botswana agate together with champagne diamonds, or with stones such as spectrolite or black jade.

Orecchini con agata del Botswana e diamanti
Orecchini con agata del Botswana e diamanti

Anello con giada nera e spettrolite
Anello con giada nera e spettrolite
Orecchini Art Impact
Orecchini Art Impact
Helena Bonham Carter, indimenticabile Bellatrix Lestrange con gli orecchini di Jacqueline Cullen (da Instagram)
Helena Bonham Carter, indimenticabile Bellatrix Lestrange con gli orecchini di Jacqueline Cullen (da Instagram)
Collezione Atomic, anello in oro 18 carati con intaglio a mano, sfera e solitario con diamanti
Collezione Atomic, anello in oro 18 carati con intaglio a mano, sfera e solitario con diamanti

Collezione Pyramid, dedicata all'architetto italiano Carlo Scarpa, bracciale
Collezione Pyramid, dedicata all’architetto italiano Carlo Scarpa, bracciale
Anello Whitby jet intagliato a mano con oro e diamanti champagne
Anello Whitby jet intagliato a mano con oro e diamanti champagne
Orecchini con diamanti neri
Orecchini con diamanti neri
Jacqueline Cullen
Jacqueline Cullen







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