Fifty Seven Years of Exquisite Jewellery

Fifty Seven Years of Exquisite Jewellery

Elizabeth Gage’s The New York Collection 2020 Elizabeth Gage is a name that needs no introduction. Synonymous with style and exquisite craftsmanship, Elizabeth Gage’s jewellery pieces are a must-have for any serious modern jewellery lover. Her unstinting commitment to high quality materials and British hand made jewellery are a hallmark of her ethos as a designer. It is these two stand-out qualities that have made Elizabeth Gage carve a special and unmistakable place for her brand in the world of…

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Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style

Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style

A La Vieille Russie’s homage to the timeless beauty of earrings With the world now finally able to breathe a sigh of relief, it’s time to look at beauty and art with a light and joyous heart and what could be better than an exhibition of iconic and very beautiful earrings. A La Vieille Russie’s “Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style” is an exhibition of forty earrings from their own collection. Ranging from antique pieces to contemporary jewels, you can…

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Pearls in a Labyrinth

Pearls in a Labyrinth

Perspectives De Chaumet, the Labyrinthe Chapter Perspectives de Chaumet, Chaumet’s latest offering in its High Jewellery Collections is a jewelled homage to architecture, an enduring theme for the Maison. Divided into six neat chapters, this collection is as visually arresting as it is varied. However, it is the Labyrinthe Chapter which speaks to me, in volumes, not least because of its brilliant use of pearls and mother-of-pearl. It is these pearl pieces which have captivated my imagination. There are angles…

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A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Gearry Suen

A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Gearry Suen

A Young Jewellery Designer with Exceptional Style and Great Promise Once in a while a young jewellery designer comes along who completely shakes our perceptions about what art jewellery should look like and gives art jewellery a completely new path to go on. Gearry Suen is one such jewellery designer. Gearry Suen, Winner for Overall Excellence from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and RCA Jewellery and Metal Designs, MA, crafts stunning jewellery pieces that are at once highly creative…

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M is for MIKIMOTO

M is for MIKIMOTO

The M Collection by Mikimoto What I love about Mikimoto is their embrace of so many different jewellery design statements-from high jewellery opulence to minimalist chic. Yet everything seems to tie back to the hundred plus years of history of this brand. The Mikimoto M Collection, an evolving collection, is one such offering by Mikimoto. Striking and very stylish, featuring Akoya pearls as well as golden and white South Sea pearls and diamonds, this collection finds its design inspiration in…

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A Conversation with Gemmologist Lauriane Lognay at Rippana Gems

A Conversation with Gemmologist Lauriane Lognay at Rippana Gems

A Gemmologist with a Love for Lapidary Art and Jewellery Design I have always been fascinated with gemmology. This is a science and it deals with gemstones which, in my books is both exciting and very glamourous. In my eyes, gemmologists are part gemstone and jewellery detectives and part explorers. So, when I got an opportunity to interview Lauriane Lognay, President at Rippana Inc., as you can imagine, I was completely thrilled. Rippana Inc. is a coloured gemstones wholesale company…

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Weaving Mughal Inspiration into Contemporary Jewellery Design

Weaving Mughal Inspiration into Contemporary Jewellery Design

The Taantvi Collection by Moksh Jewellery It is rare to find a jewellery collection that harks back to the splendours of Mughal art and architecture and yet is still able to present a very contemporary look. This is what Moksh Jewellery’s Taantvi Collection is all about. Incorporating sinuous motifs and jewellery crafting techniques of India’s Mughal past with an overall design aesthetic that is very modern, Taantvi is a jewellery collection like no other. Mumbai based Moksh Jewellery has a…

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Hanashinju, Gorgeous and Brilliant Pearls

Hanashinju, Gorgeous and Brilliant Pearls

The Story of the Art of Pearl Faceting Fascinated, utterly and completely, is how I would describe myself when I saw my first faceted pearl. This was innovation, a completely novel idea which had given pearls something of a “make-over.” Like a gemstone with so many different surfaces and planes, a faceted pearl has the ability to reflect light and create a scintillating and resplendent luminosity that is hard to ignore. The thing with faceted pearls is that you cannot…

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