Tiffany & Co White, Yellow, and Red Gold Tiffany T1

American luxury jewelry giant Tiffany & Co has just launched its new T1 collection, which features some of the label’s most iconic designs that have been key to the house since the early 1980s. Fronted by none other than Adut Akech, the campaign highlights the signature pieces that are both luxury and timeless, arriving in 18k yellow gold as well as 18k white and rose gold styles.

Tiffany & Co launched its #TiffanyT1 collection earlier this year to much success, but fans were left wondering if there were ever going to be pieces that came in classic metals like white or yellow gold. Well, the good news is that the American luxury jeweller has finally unveiled all-new pieces, specifically bracelets and rings.

Now, before diving into what’s currently available in your favorite Tiffany & Co boutique, here’s a little background history of how the Tiffany T1 came to be. Designed by Reed Krakoff, the brand’s Chief Artistic Officer, the jewellery is known for its simple and minimalistic style, expounding on the iconic ‘T’ motif that forms a perfectly round circle to represent individual strength and self-empowerment.

The bevelled bar design also gives the ‘T’ added oomph, providing an extra level of visual interest as it encircles the fingers (ring) and wrists (bracelet). The collection comprises pieces that come in full 18K gold, but Tiffany & Co. has also included versions decked out in precious diamonds, perfect for ladies (and men!) who love T…..

The rings will come in two models, the Tiffany T1 Narrow Ring and Tiffany T1 Wide Ring. As for the bracelets, they will come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large for the Tiffany T1 Narrow Hinged Bangle and Tiffany T1 Wide Hinged Bangle. All are available in yellow, white or rose 18K gold, set with or without diamonds.

The Tiffany & Co Tiffany T1 collection is available at Tiffany & Co boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Chaumet, a celebration of the magical and joyful spirit

From the Place Vendôme, Paris to Shanghai, the Chaumet boutiques around the world have put on their most beautiful golden apparel. Come and visit them to find the perfect gift and dive into the holiday spirit.

A big thank you to their Visual Merchandising team who designed these dazzling holiday decorations, making all Maison’s clients throughout the world dream and feel the festive season’s magic.

The most special time of the year. Make someone’s holiday dreams come true with a carefully chosen gift of French Maison Chaumet. Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches, for women and men.

A celebration of the magical and joyful spirit of the end-of-year festivities. Discover Maison Chaumet’s holiday selection. Find the perfect meaningful gift for your loved ones or yourself.

Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘The Transformations of Gold’ Exhibition

Take a closer look at this 1953 clip with golden pastilles and sequins punctuated with diamonds gracefully animating a ballerina’s tutu.

Travel through the decades at the Van Cleef & Arpels ‘The Transformations of Gold’ exhibition at their 20 Place Vendôme boutique in Paris until March 31, 2021. Discover various thematic interpretations of gold, each illustrating the refinement and variety of the French Maison’s style. For more informattion, come into the beautiful world of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Renowned Italian jeweler Bvlgari opens the doors of the Shanghai Flagship Store

On November 19, 2020, Italian jeweler and watchmaker Bvlgari held the grand opening of the Bvlgari China Flagship Store at Plaza 66 in Shanghai.

In a glittering affair, Kolia Neveux, President of Bvlgari Greater China was accompanied by Commercial Vice President of Bvlgari China, Yang Yi and General Manager of Plaza 66, Janice Cheung alongside Bvlgari Brand Ambassadors, actress Shu Qi and actor Deng Lun for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The embrace of Italian Dolce Vita was an experience shared with distinguished guests and close media friends.

The magnificent architectural concept developed by the acclaimed architect Peter Marino, has been inspirared by the epic golden years of the 1930’s and Bvlgari pieces designed during the Art Déco period, highlighting once again the incredibly rich heritage and unique craftsmanship of the brand.

The Bvlgari store embodies pure Roman style through its visage. Offering a timeless yet contemporary vision of Rome, it will endure in the warmth of the Eternal City, a perfectly polished jewel in Shanghai’s crown.

A visit to the store is like taking a stroll in the center of Rome. Bvlgari is Rome: sunlight, marbles and ancient buildings. These features are incorporated into the design of the new flagship store, adding a distinct Italian touch to its beauty.

Actress Shu Qi wore a precious necklace and ring from the Bvlgari High Jewellery Collection and earrings from the Diva’s Dream Collection. She also sported the Serpenti High Jewellery watch, carrying the pieces with divine grace.

Actor Deng Lun was no less refined. He wore a necklace, brooch, and ring from the Bvlgari High Jewellery Collection, paired with the Octo Roma Tourbillon Sapphire Malachite timepiece, radiating the charm of a gentleman.

At Bvlgari Flagship Store at Plaza 66 in Shanghai you find jewels and watch collections with iconic names like Parentesi, B.zero!, Bvlgari-Bvlgari, Octo Roma, Tubogas, Serpenti, and Diva’s Dream (to name just a few). Made of gold or platin, and often set with the most beautiful and precious stones. In the new flagship store you also find the beautiful accessoiries, like scarfs, and leather goods.

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Bvlgari.

Rebel at heart: David Garrett and Thomas Sabo collaborate again

David Garrett and Thomas Sabo team up again in the fall/winter 2020 season: As of September 1, 2020, the international violinist presents himself as the image of Rebel at heart and bringing to the scene the unmistakable DNA of the collection. As a friend for years of the brand, the musician represents like no other the individual look of the Rebel at heart collection.

My connection to Thomas Sabois something from another world that over the years has been growing. That’s why I’m so glad to work with him again. Rebel at heart jewelry accompanies me every day and perfectly matches my taste.

David Garrett.

The soul of the new Rebel Kingdom collection is a kingdom of rebel jewels inspired by the modern fantasy genre, marked by the deepest symbolism and strength.

Fantasy-inspired blackened 925 sterling silver ring with a yellow-gold plated skull and protective symbolism: The knight’s helmet’s impressively opulent design is reminiscent of a chain mail’s look. This piece of jewellery is elaborately crafted by a master hand with a precise, faceted diamond structure and fine details. The individually hand-set black zirconia stones underline the skull ring’s legendary effect. Crown and cross complete this majestic design.

This silver ring is available in ladies’ and men’s sizes from 48 to 68 and can be worn as an extraordinary partner ring as well. The skull in combination with the knight’s helmet is a symbol of protection, strength and dignity. Therefore, this ring is a powerful talisman accompanying you in everyday life or on special occasions.

Jewelry from the Thomas Sabo x David Garrett Collection is now available exclusively in Thomas Sabo stores as well as online. Come into the beautiful world of Thomas Sabo.

David Garrett’s new crossover album ‘Alive – My Soundtrack’ will be released in October.

Jane Fonda, Laura Dern And Tiffany Haddish Join Cate Blanchett To Celebrate Women In New ‘Pomellato For Women’ Video

Jane Fonda

Pomellato and an impressive cast of Hollywood artists, fashion headliners, and diversity activists collaborate for the 3rd annual ‘Pomellato For Women’ video, promoting inclusivity, environmentalism, equality, and our need to act now.

Starring actress and political activist Jane Fonda for the third year in a row, as well as award-winning actress and humanitarian Cate Blanchett, the  2020 Pomellato For Women Godmother.

Cate Blanchett

The video also features 2020’s Academy Awards-winning and outspoken actress Laura Dern, comedic actress and philanthropist Tiffany Haddish, lauded French actress Isabelle Huppert, LGBTQ+ activist and social media sensation Max Emerson, French founder of the Maison des Femmes and sexual violence activist Dr. Ghada Hatem, Irish writer, broadcaster and activist Sinéad Burke, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, Chinese actress Huang Xiang Yi, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, Canadian transgender model Krow Kian, and Pomellato Group CEO Sabina Belli, as they announce themselves hopeful and united in the belief that we can effect change.

Speaking in a choral message on their hope for equality and inclusivity, they prompt us to ask ourselves, ‘Who is not in the room?’ Understanding the power of luxury brand visibility, Pomellato uses the Pomellato For Women platform to ignite and promote change, underscoring the Maison’s values of empowerment, environmentalism and inclusivity, as it projects a message of hope.

Laura Dern

The Pomellato For Women initiative was first developed in 2017 to highlight the importance of female leadership and a more authentic idea of natural beauty. Founded by a cross-section of women from various disciplines, ages and arts, these ambassadors act as the bearers of Pomellato values. A true woman’s affair, most of Pomellato’s clients are women buying jewels for themselves, thus Pomellato’s workforce is 74% female, and has been headed by CEO Sabina Belli since 2015.

Pomellato was founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967 under the concept of prêt-à-porter jewelry for the liberated woman during an important era for women’s emancipation. Pomellato recognized that the independent woman would need a more functional jewel to wear from workday to evening, and the ready-to-wear jewelry concept was born.

Max Emerson

Huang-Xiang-Yi & Alba Rohrwacher

Tiffany Haddish

David Cronenberg & Isabelle Huppert

Dr. Ghada Hatem

Krow Kian & Sinéad Burke

Since, Pomellato has been known as the brand that designs for women, promoting the unity, strength and equality of womenkind. The mission of Pomellato For Women and its ambassadors is to listen, to empower, to promote inclusiveness, and to achieve equality.

In today’s tumultuous social climate, we have a responsibility to do what we can. As head of a luxury brand company designed for women, of course Pomellato will use its forum to call for change and promote inclusivity. We stand in defiance to gender inequality, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, to any fear of ‘the other. We  raise our voices loud and our spirits high. We are hopeful for a healthier, more unified, more inclusive future. Pomellato For Women, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, celebrates the achievements of womenkind in its proud pursuit for a better tomorrow.

Sabina Belli

Watch the new ‘Pomellato For Women’ video below:

Pomelatto jewellery is available at Pomelatto Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautuful world of Pomellato.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia on the incredible family jewels featured in his new book

‘Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels’ is a new coffee table book written by Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, a jewellery designer, gemologist and former senior vice president of the jewellery department of auction house Sotheby’s, whose heritage links him to great royal jewels of the past, and by Lavinia Branca Snyder.

‘Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels’ is essentially divided in two sections: one of the grand jewels worn by the Prince Dimitri’s ancestors, and another one on the jewels he has designed himself. The cover emphasizes this, with an Indian inspired jewel of his own design juxtaposed over a photograph of Princess Olga, his grandmother.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia traces his ancestor’s history in Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels. Published by Rizzoli with a foreword by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, the richly illustrated tome gave Prince Dimitri the impetus to further research the provenance of rare treasures, illustrating his family’s love for jewellery through generations and across European royal courts.

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1940 (collection of Prince Dimitri)

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia recounts the enthralling exploits of his beloved family members and describes their extraordinary jewelry collections. Among the many royals whose stories are richly illustrated in this volume are his paternal grandparents Prince Regent Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia; Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (better known as Grand Duchess Vladimir); his great-grandparents Prince Nicolas and Princess Helen of Greece as well as his maternal grandparents King Umberto II and Queen Marie-José of Italy. Prince Dimitri uncovered surprising revelations about his family’s finery while researching his publication.

On the cover of the book, my grandmother wears an amazing tiara that we always thought to be from Cartier. After further research they discovered that when Grand Duchess Vladimir was in Paris on one of her visits to Cartier to order things she had the tiara with her and asked them if they could repair it as it was damaged. According to the Cartier Archives they did repair it but it was actually a Chaumet tiara!

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Examples include the Vladimir tiara. Finished by Romanov court jeweller House of Bolin in 1874 for the Grand Duchess Vladimir – the wife of Emperor Alexander II’s son – the pearl and diamond design today forms part of The Queen’s collection of jewels, and is among the personal favourites of Prince Dimitri, and a hoard of Harry Winston diamond gems embellishing a triple-chignon updo his mother Princess Maria Pia sported for a 1960s photoshoot.

Princess Maria Pia wearing Harry Winston diamond gems in her hair (collection of H.R.H. Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma)

The exquisite photography and family albums of Grand Duchess Elena of Russia (later Princess of Greece and Prince Dimitri’s great-grandmother) present remarkable never-before-seen images of prerevolutionary life of the Russian imperial family, their court, and their many European royal family members and friends.

This luxurious tome also includes exclusive and previously unpublished designs by Prince Dimitri, which juxtapose uncommon materials and color in imaginative yet timeless forms.

Written by Lavinia Branca Snyder and Prince Dimitri, Photographed by New York based Mark Roskams. With a foreword by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, and an introduction by Francois Curiel, who is chairman of Christie’s Europe and Asia and head of its global luxury division.

  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0847866912
  • ISBN-13 : 978-08478-66915
  • Product Dimensions : 10.25 x 1.15 x 13.38 inches
  • Publisher : Rizzoli (September 8, 2020)
  • Language: : English

If you love jewels with a royal lineage – breathtaking tiaras and a noble family that spans across Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Russia, then you are sure to get lost in jewelry designer Prince Dimitri’s history… Come into the beautiful world of Rizzoli.

The Magic of Jewellery: Thomas Sabo and Rita Ora present glamorous new collection

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Thomas Sabo and Rita Ora, the German brand’s international ambassador, invite us to discover the new fall/winter 2020 campaign. The undisputed protagonist is the ‘magic of jewels’, a theme that is embodied in many new proposals. They are creations that stand out for their glamour and craftsmanship and that are accompanied by a point of seduction. With their design, they pay tribute to nature, its fascinating myths and wonderful symbolism.

Forbidden fruits: With the snake and the apple, the Magic Garden line enchants us by betting on a contrast between black and red of rabid topicality. A plating of radiant 18-karat yellow gold envelops other proposals of sophisticated airs. Embossed in the shape of a ring, the snake curls around the finger with an elegance that attracts all eyes. On the other hand, with the vividness of their green color, the malachites of great quality bring us real unique pieces that splurge charisma.

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The expansion of the Magic Stones line gives us elegance with magical facets. The lavish cognac tone, a new color typical of the gems, exudes a fascinating charm. Meticulously carved and hand-set in exquisite open, gold-plated crimps, these stones display a captivating glow.

The Magic Garden and Magic Stones lines from the Thomas Sabo x Rita Ora collection are released on September 1, 2020 exclusively in Thomas Sabo Boutiques and online. Come into the beautiful world of Thomas Sabo.

 

 

 

Kat Florence Announces Rare Collection of Neon Titanium Tourmaline from Botswana

With an extraordinary luminous glow, Tourmalines from around the world are widely considered to be one of the most beautiful colored gemstones. Jeweler Kat Florence knows about the magical attraction of Tourmalines. Recognized as one of the most famous designers for Paraiba Tourmalines she has made a name for herself among collectors.

Currently the jeweler holds the world record for the largest gem quality Neon Paraiba ever sold at auction in 2016, a Top Blue 91.43 carat flawless gem. Now Kat Florence makes collectors hearts beat faster again with a collection of exclusive Titanium Neon Tourmalines from Botswana.

When Gem Hunter Don Kogen showed up at the Kat Florence studio in 2018 with his latest discovery, the jeweler was amazed at the quality of the Tourmalines: “Even in their uncut form the stones sparkled and glowed. I have never seen anything like it. The uncut stones were so completely different from what I have experienced with Tourmalines in the past”.

Don Kogen explains that Paraiba Tourmalines have always been renowned for their fine neon colors. It is the trace element Copper that makes Paraiba sparkle like no other Tourmaline and what actually makes metallic bearing Tourmalines so special. When Don Kogen discovered a small pocket of Titanium bearing Tourmaline in Botswana he immediately realized that he was looking at a very rare phenomenon that has never been unearthed before.

Kat Florence says demand for fine grade color gemstones are on the rise, with new records being broken regularly. The most recent auction record set at Christie’s for Tourmaline was in May 2018 for a 14.27 carat matching pair of Neon Paraiba Tourmaline earrings selling at $2,778,000 ($194,000 per carat). With less than 200 of these rare Neon Titanium Tourmalines ever discovered, it will be interesting to see what price the rare Tourmalines will fetch at auction. Kat Florence explains: “A selection of my Neon Tourmaline pieces have been on display in museums throughout Europe, Asia and the US since 2019”.

Come into the beautiful world of Kate Florance.