Maison Fred for Le Printemps des Étudiants

After supporting ‘Les Visières de l’Espoir’ in 2020, French Maison Fred and its ‘Freddies’ are committed to the Co’P1 – Solidarités Étudiantes Association in 2021 in order to support the students in precarious situations due to the health crisis. Co’P1 was created in 2020 by students and distributes more than 600 food baskets every week to students in precarious situations in France.

The French jeweller and watchmaker’s support for the CO’P1 Association revolves around 3 actions. The first one is the contribution to the Tajan Auction House auction ‘Le Printemps des Étudiants’ for the benefit of the Co’P1 Association. A Force 10 bracelet, awarded during an exclusive discovery of the Heritage of la Maison Fred in the company of Valérie Samuel, Vice-President and Artistic Director, will be auctioned online from May 4th to May 11th.

The second one is a financial donation from la Maison Fred. And finally, the Maison’s employees in France will donate food and hygiene products to grow the baskets given to students.

Let’s stay strong and united!

Mesmerizing Beauty: Jean Schlumberger’s Fantastical Designs

Big, bold and boundary breaking. These are the hallmarks of Jean Schlumberger’s unique creations. One of the most prolific designers of the 20th century, the visionary elevated the presentation of precious metals and gemstones to new heights.

Widely considered an artistic genius, Schlumberger’s innovative designs remain a cherished collection at Tiffany & Co. His interpretations of nature – sea creatures, flowering plants and exotic animals among them – transformed fine jewelry. More than 50 of his masterpieces are available for purchase at Tiffany & Co’s private Blue Book Collection preview in China this April. They will be included along with more than 500 high jewelry pieces in Shanghai before traveling to other cities across the globe.

Showcasing custom-cut diamonds and colorful paillonné enamel nestled in gold and platinum, Schlumberger’s fantastical expressions are love letters to his affinity for flora and fauna. “I try to make everything look as if it were growing, uneven, at random, organic, in motion”. Schlumberger once said. “I want to capture the irregularities of the universe”.

Below, join us in honoring his legacy with a visual feast of some of the icon’s treasures:

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Morning Glory Necklace

Capturing the glory of flowers, blooms burst from this rarely created platinum and 18k yellow gold necklace. The design, embodying the designer’s passion for capturing and celebrating the beauty of nature, features sparkling brilliant cut diamonds of over twelve total carats and pink sapphires of more than 81 carats. Five pink sapphires blossems are suspended from an intricate gold vine and accented by diamond encrusted buds. Pink sapphire and diamond earrings perfectly pair with the necklace, are also set in platinum and 18k gold.

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Vrille Necklace

This necklace, named for the French for ‘tendril’ or ‘spiral’ showcases abstract, surreal blooms, crafted from rubellites, diamonds and 18k yellow gold. The statement piece features more then 100 total carats and brilliant cut diamonds equaling more then 24 carats.

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Twin Fish Brooch

This marine-inspired brooch connects two fanciful pavé diamond fish with an 18k yellow gold bow as if one is chasing the other in a playful game. Featuring square diamonds of over 2 carat, and brilliant cut diamonds of over 8 carats, the design is the embodiment of Jean Schlumberger’s ingenious and whimsical expressions of sea life. The fish shines brightly with red paillonné enamel fins – an unmistakable hallmark of Jean Schlumberger design.

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Sea Anemone Brooch

Full of movement and life – and mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold – this brooch reimagenes the sea creatures in Jean Schlumberger’s unique design vocabulary. Reflecting the artist’s gift for animating his creations. Tiffany’s artisans brought the design to life with more than 26 carats of sapphires, and tsavorites of over 17 carats, and round brilliant cut diamonds intricate gold work.

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Spiky Starfish Brooch

Jean Schlumberger’s signatures spike motif starfish is realized in a bold display of brilliant cut diamonds and blue sapphires (or rubies) , accented with a larger centred brilliant cut diamond. Set in platinum and 18k yellow gold, this five-pointed sea creatures exudes a persona that is unexpected yet completely modern

The artist’s indelible imprint on the world of high jewelry still shines on today with the 2021 Blue Book Collection, Colors of Nature, featuring Schlumberger’s spellbinding pieces. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Boghossian Kissing Ring

Geneva-based jewellery Maison Boghossian create dazzling technically accomplished gems, each piece pushing the boundries of what is possible. Then Maison’s Kissing ring is a case in point – a cushion-shaped ruby, sinking into the opulence of a bold tanzanite, makes for a contrast both arresting and symbolic.

Come into the beautiful world of Boghossian.

Yi recalls the vivid colours

A former style editor of Vogue China, Yi was keen to create something of her own after extensive travels around Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Her eponymous jewellery brand recalls the vivid colours of the region with bright gemstones, as in this colourful ring which frames an aquamarine against a thin band of emeralds in a chic example of colour blocking.

Come into the beautiful world of Yi.

Chaumet’s Professional Equality Index

In 2020, French Maison Chaumet achieved a score of 94/100 on the Professional Equality Index for Men and Women. This index, rated as a percentage, was conceived to advance equal pay for women and men. The French jeweller and watchmaker is very proud and happy to share this score, which perfectly defines their values and their commitment to promote professional equality between women and men.

Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Chaumet, not only for queens

French Maison Chaumet has released updates to its Joséphine High Jewellery collection, and the new designs are a celebration of one of the favourite gemstone cuts of the French Maison’s most famous patron – the pear.

Elegant and eternally modern, this 15th century gemstone cut is the star of a new jewellery collection from the French Maison

Empress Joséphine Bonepart, wife of Emperor Napoléon Bonepart, was one of Chaumet’s earliest clients, and more than a century later the house continues to pay its respects. Many of Chaumet’s jewels take inspiration from the Empress, who was famed for her flamboyance.

Inspired by Empress Joséphine’s sovereign allure, the French Maison unveils new timelessly elegant Joséphine High jewellery creations. True masterpieces of refinement and delicacy that pay a dazzling tribute to the Maison’s bicentenary jewellery virtuosity and exceptional heritage.

The pear cut, with a shapely curve at one end that leads up to a sharp point, has long been a favourite amongst gem cutters. The first pear-cut diamond is said to have originated in Flanders in the mid 15th century. A diamond pioneer named Lodewyk van Bercken is credited with its invention; he is also the man who invented the diamond polishing wheel, which transformed the look of diamonds forever.

The asymmetrical pear-shaped diamond is loved for its elegance. When worn in a ring with the narrow tip of the diamond pointing to the end of the finger, a well-proportioned pear can create the illusion of elongating the finger.

In its latest homage to Joséphine, Chaumet has updated its diamond jewellery collection of the same name with designs that celebrate the pear shape, which was said to be one of the Empress’s favourite cuts.

This year’s additions to Chaumet Joséphine celebrate the pear in all forms. Across the collection, you will find pear-shaped diamond nestled into gold and diamond pavé V formations, dripping from ear climbers, and adding sparkle to hairlines in delicate tiaras. Pear-cut aquamarine and blue sapphire add colour to the collection, which is otherwise dominated by white diamonds and white gold.

Chaumet has also played with the shape of the pear cut as a motif, using it as a frame for small round brilliant diamonds to create jewels with more accessible price tags than would be possible for the same styles using large pear cuts of diamond.

The collection also includes watches. These, too, play on the pear shape, with elegant dials that follow the formation of the cut. Available in 18k white ans yellow gold, some have fully diamond pavé-set dials, others have faceted sapphire glass to give the impression of a pear-cut diamond with a small pear-shaped diamond set at 12 o’clock.

The Maison’s new watchmaking icon. Discover Chaumet’s Josephine Aigrette, an inimitable jewellery watch for women who choose distinction.

In a slick digital presentation of Chaumet Joséphine, which allows you to virtually stroll around the lavish rooms of the brand’s Place Vendome store, the jeweller describes the Empress’s personality as “graceful” and “eternally modern”, and half a millennia on from its invention, much the same can be said for the pear cut.

Crown your style, with Chaumet’s Joséphine jewellery and watchmaking creations. A both audacious and refined collection, for inimitable women who choose distinction. The Chaumet Josephine Collection is available at Chaumet Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.

Annette Welander’s Arc

Jeweller Annette Welander unites sharp Scandinavian design with warm sustainably sourced gold for her Stockholm-based brand. The Arc ring appears to be an understated choice at first glance – but look again, and its slick craftsmanship and edgy silhouette makes for an enduringly elegant design. As a wedding ring, or just like that, because it is simply beautiful and special.

Come into the beautiful world of Annette Welander.

Taylor & Hart Turn the Haribo Candy Into An Actual Cabochon Diamond Ruby Ring

They say you should always embrace your inner child. So we figure, why not make your childhood dreams come true? Especially when it involves diamonds, sapphires, and gold.

Since they arrived on the scene in the early 90’s, jelly rings have been synonymous with childhood crushes and playtime proposals. At some point we all had someone down on one knee in the school yard asking for our hand with one of these sugary sweets.

British jeweler Taylor & Hart has just created a stunning ring based on Haribo’s Friendship Ring candy. Recalling childhood memories when kids would ‘propose’ to their crush on the playground during recess, this ring is all grown up with a 2.70ct cabochon yellow sapphire set in a 18ct yellow gold basket of 40 fancy-intense yellow diamonds, and 224 custom cut rubies totalling a weight of 3.60ct are invisible set into the 18ct rose gold band.

To make this beauty the ultimate throwback, we’re paying homage to the most luxurious of all gummies: the red and yellow jelly ring. We hope this duo-colour palette brings you back to simpler times. When fun brought love to life and the only thing that could keep you away from your love was having to run home for tea before the street lights came on. 

Taylor & Hart

Taylor & Hart always go all the way for love. With this design, they are capturing the pure magic of falling head over heels for the first time. Because no matter how old you are, your special day should be filled with the same thrill you felt with your first crush.

A funny fact: priced at £25,000, we even estimate that you could purchase over 1,250,000 of the 2p jelly sweets for the same value of this ring!

Come into the beautiful of Taylor & Hart.

French Maison Chaumet celebrates Lunar New Year

Since its creation in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet’s history merges with the history of France, quickly becoming the official jeweler of Empress Josephine. The House’s Fine Jewelry know-how has been passed down for nearly 240 years from one generation to the next. Created in the heart of Place Vendôme, the jewellery and watchmaking creations, for women and men, reflect these exceptional know-how and bear witness to Parisian taste.

To celebrate Lunar New Year on February 12th, the French Maison has created colourful and elegant boutique windows. The refined decor pays tribute to this year’s Chinese zodiac sign by reinterpreting the Ox ideogram in the way of calligraphy. The windows can be admired in their Chaumet boutiques across Asia until the end of February.

Discover Chaumet’s iconic Joséphine, Liens, Jardins and Dandy collections – and much more – in their boutiques or order from their Distance Sales Service to receive your Chaumet piece at home.

Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.