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18 November 2022

"Fly me to the moon" – Noor Fares' Wing Shop

The emblematic jewel (my favorite) by Lebanese designer Noor Fares is her pair of “Fly Me to the Moon” earrings. She has already created versions of these delicate, airy, contemporary wings in turquoise, agate, jade, lapis, etc. Not forgetting those tye-and-dye marvels. With her new e-shop entirely dedicated to “Fly Me to the Moon” earrings, you can now also customize them. You can choose them in pairs or individually. The frame is available in gold (including 9 carats), colored or not, paved or not. Meanwhile, the wings are currently available in tiger eye, malachite, rainbow printed bamboo, etc. Hours of fun!

 

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01 November 2022

Rouvenat returns!

Almost two centuries on, four industry insiders (including Marie Berthelon CEO and Sandrine de Laage, Artistic Director) are reviving Léon Rouvenat, who made his mark on jewelry during the Second Empire (cf “The mysterious disappearance of Rouvenat”). Based on two fundamental motifs drawn from the archives (the rosette and the tassel finished to a point), the positive values initiated by Léon Rouvenat are modernized. The twenty-first-century Rouvenat now uses only already extracted gold and precious stones. The emphasis is on digital technology and customization thanks to an exclusive, user-friendly configurator: in the e-shop, customers create their own jewelry by choosing their stone, chain, gold finish, etc. And at each step, you can preview the result. Rouvenat also integrates the blockchain to secure each piece of jewelry. See you from 15 November at “416” (rue Saint Honoré) – a venue with a large glass roof, reminiscent of Leon Rouvenat’s original jewelry factory.

Almost two centuries on, four industry insiders (including Marie Berthelon CEO and Sandrine de Laage, Artistic Director) are reviving Léon Rouvenat, who made his...

28 October 2022

205,000

During the conference organized by the jeweler L’Or du Monde (pioneers in the use of recycled gold), the Systext association painted an apocalyptic picture of gold extraction. The World Gold Council (the leading official body in the sector) estimates that 205,000 tons of the precious metal have been mined from ancient times until now. Systext said these 205,000 tons would fit into a cube measuring only 22 meters on each side! Recycled, this gold would more than meet the needs of the various industries. Remember that jewelry still uses 55% of the gold mined each year, with 25% being reserved for investments and 12% for central bank reserves. Jewelry also uses 17% of the silver and 22% of the platinum mined.

 

Image @ Systext

During the conference organized by the jeweler L'Or du Monde (pioneers in the use of recycled gold), the Systext association painted an apocalyptic picture of gold...

15 October 2022

Barrie x Goossens, cashmere medals

“Les Métiers d’Art” unites the twenty-two art houses and factories bought by Chanel since 1995. Two of them have pooled their expertise: Barrie, famous for its cashmere, and Goossens, known for its antique-style golden couture jewelry. The Goossens medal, stamped with the 12 signs of the zodiac, lies at the center of this ” exchange of signatures”. In the first part of the collection it remains unchanged: only the signs of the zodiac are replaced by Barrie’s signature signs of the thistle, bandana, rose and lion. In the second part, the medal is transformed into a cashmere motif, situated at chest-level on a sleeveless sweater or a pointed scarf. The same pattern is repeated across entire sweaters, waistcoats and miniskirts. A daring move – one that deserves a medal?

"Les Métiers d'Art" unites the twenty-two art houses and factories bought by Chanel since 1995. Two of them have pooled their expertise: Barrie, famous for its...

25 September 2022

Mazarin, the new brand from Louise de Rothschild and Keagan Ramsamy

Unlike other great figures in the history of jewelry, Cardinal Mazarin has not hitherto been honoured by brands. Yet it was he, so they say, who passed on his passion for diamonds to Louis XIV, bequeathing him the 18 extraordinary specimens in his collection. Today, Louise de Rothschild and Keagan Ramsamy, two gemology enthusiasts, have given his name to their shiny new recycled gold and synthetic diamond brand. But apart from the use of diamonds, there’s no other real reference to Mazarin – the inspiration is contemporary. They showcase an ultra-realistic elephant, seen from the front, on a yellow or white gold cuff. The stylized version represents a brushed gold tusk that wraps around the wrist or finger. This abstract piece is my favorite.

Unlike other great figures in the history of jewelry, Cardinal Mazarin has not hitherto been honoured by brands. Yet it was he, so they say, who passed on his passion...

02 September 2022

The first Instagram ad: a Michael Kors lady's watch

The app wasn’t always flooded with ads to the point of nauseating its users, as explained in the fascinating recent Arte documentary Instagram: the vanity fair. In April 2012, when Mark Zuckerberg bought Instagram for $1 billion, it had 25 million users and no ads. It still wasn’t turning a profit – in fact it was losing money! Eighteen months later, the day the app passed the 150-million user mark, Mark Zuckerberg imposed advertising to make his purchase profitable. At first, there was only one advertiser and one ad per day! The first to go for it, in November 2013, was Michael Kors promoting a lady’s watch. The brand’s account then gained nearly 34,000 followers in 18 hours. The rest is history…

The app wasn't always flooded with ads to the point of nauseating its users, as explained in the fascinating recent Arte documentary Instagram: the vanity fair. In...

21 August 2022

Balmain's jewelry

The Balmain fashion house launched its first jewelry collection during the last Paris Jewelry Week. Unsurprisingly, it covered a wide range of prices (from €1 500 to around €30 000) and followed the company’s traditional look. This first opus in yellow gold features the maze symbol dear to Pierre Balmain along with the Balmain coat of arms, formed by a crown and two lions framing a rectangular emerald. The precious mesh, worked in gold and onyx, is reminiscent of the Fabergé egg – a strong source of inspiration for Olivier Rousteing. While Rousteing of course oversees the creation of the jewelry, the company also relies on the expertise of Adorisa. This brand new group, founded by two seasoned professionals (François Delage formerly of De Beers and Albert Ben Soussan who worked at Louis Vuitton jewelry), supports brands wishing to enter this segment – a sector that’s more buoyant and competitive than ever.

The Balmain fashion house launched its first jewelry collection during the last Paris Jewelry Week. Unsurprisingly, it covered a wide range of prices (from €1 500...

01 August 2022

The high jewelry R5 Diamant automobile

For the 50th anniversary of the legendary R5, of which 5 million were sold between 1972 and 1984, Renault is publishing a unique model in collaboration with interior designer Pierre Gonalons. The Frenchman is fascinated by the world of high jewelry, which inspires much of his work:  “Take for example the Bouquet chair formed by an assembly of metal branches reminiscent of a jewel from the 1940s, or the 70s-style sofas with brushed golden brass details”, he explains. For its part, the hi-tech electric R5 Diamant comes in a shade of pink mixed with gold pigments and covered with a frosted varnish, resulting in a finish that’s almost like enamel. The headlights and lights are faceted like precious stones. The wheels are adorned with a golden “jewel” in the center, representing the sun, while the steering wheel and storage compartments are made of recycled marble. This unique model will be auctioned off at the end of the year.

 

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22 June 2022

An Anna Hu creation in the Gallery des Bijoux of the Musée des Arts décoratifs

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs continues to open up to contemporary creativity: the Jewelry Gallery collection now features a creation by Taiwanese designer Anna Hu. This articulated bracelet – or rather, hand jewel – is made up of two serpents symbolizing East and West. Each on their respective sides bites into a circle of black and white mother-of-pearl, representing yin and yang. Owner Cindy Sherman, the artist who is Anna Hu’s friend and patron, gifted this piece – highly typical of Hu’s rich and exuberant style – to the museum. It joins that of her compatriot Cindy Chao but also those of French artists such as Gilles Jonemann, Lorenz Baümer, Marie-Hélène de taillac, Italians like Giampaolo Babetto, Australians like Carlier Makigawa and Robert Baines…

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27 April 2022

The nose ornaments in the exhibition "Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru"

The nose ornaments in this exhibition are nothing short of sumptuous! Whether with pendants, crab-shaped, bimetal, rounded, hammered, these decorations either stand alone or form part of majestic ensembles. They’re sometimes so big that they mask almost the entire face! “These were important jewels in pre-Inca cultures. In 2006 , they discovered 42 of them in the tomb of the Lady of Cao*, sovereign of the Moche civilization. But until now, they haven’t been the subject of any scientific study,” says Carole Fraresso, the exhibition’s curator. Dating back several millennia BC, these nose ornaments herald the ultra-contemporary fashion for face jewelry.

 

*Discover this tomb during the trip to Peru organized with Carole Fraresso and TFJP, next October.

 

The nose ornaments in this exhibition are nothing short of sumptuous! Whether with pendants, crab-shaped, bimetal, rounded, hammered, these decorations either stand...
  • Noor Fares - Earrings in 18K or 9K gold available to customize your "Fly Me To The Moon"

  • Noor Fares - Lapis lazuli, ocean jasper, malachite... Carved wings available to customize your "Fly Me To The Moon"

  • Noor Fares - Jade, aventurine, turquoise, painted bamboo : some carved wings available to customize your "Fly Me To The Moon"

  • Noor Fares - 18K gold earrings and painted bamboo wings: some ideas to customized the "Fly Me To The Moon" earrings

  • Marie Berthelon CEO of Rouvenat / Sandrine de Laage, Artistic Director of Rouvenat

  • Rouvenat - "Jeton" necklaces in recycled gold and gemstones

  • Rouvenat - "Jeton" rings in recycled gold and gemstones

  • Barrie x Goossens

  • Barrie x Goossens

  • Barrie x Goossens

  • Louise de Rothschild and Keagan Ramsamy, co-founders of Mazarin

  • Mazarin - Cuff-bracelet depicting an elephant's head and "Eboris" bracelet in recycled gold and synthetic diamond - €46 200 and €18 000

  • Mazarin - Ring depicting an elephant's head in recycled gold and synthetic diamond - €7 500

  • Mazarin - "Eboris" necklace in recycled gold and synthetic diamond - €33 360

  • Balmain - "Emblem" bracelet in gold, one tsavorite and diamonds - €31,000

  • Balmain - "Emblem" ring in gold, one tsavorite, black lacquer, diamonds - €17,500

  • Balmain - "Labyrinth" collection in gold - Bracelet €6,500, pendant €3,950, rings €12,000 and €3,950

  • Balmain - "Emblem" necklaces in gold, black lacquer, onyx beads, one tsavorite, diamonds - €21,000 and €17,000

  • Pierre Gonalons and the R5 Diamond

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons - Headlights and lights are faceted like precious stones

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons - Wheels are adorned with a golden "jewel" representing the sun

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons - Steering wheel and storage compartments are made of recycled marble

  • Anna Hu - "Yin Yang" hand ornament in gold, diamonds, yellow and black diamonds, garnets, rubies, sapphires, onyx, mother-of-pearl

  • Anna Hu and Cindy Sherman

  • Chimu nobility silver adornments - 1100–1470 A.C. © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Chimu nose ornement - 1100–1470 A.C. © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Bimetallic nose ornament in gold and silver, Moche Culture - 100 CE – 800 CE © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Gold nose ornament representing a crab, Moche culture - 100-800 CE. © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Nose ornament representing a man with rope, gold and turquoise, Moche culture - 100 - 800 CE © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Mochica nose adornment - 100-800 A.D. © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Mochica nose adornment - 100-800 A.D. © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

  • Chimu nose ornement - 1100–1470 A.C. © Larco Museum, Lima-Peru

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