Παρασκευή, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2014
Tony Duquette and Hutton Wilkinson
Tony Duquette, a multifaceted movie and interior designer, also created bold and theatrical jewelry pieces with Hutton Wilkinson, his business partner and design collaborator for more than 30 years. Their designs were inspired by Duquette’s notable work as a costume and set designer during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The Duchess of Windsor was so taken with Duquette’s jewelry when his collection was displayed in 1951 at the Louvre in Paris, she commissioned him to make a necklace for her. Although Duquette passed away in 1999, Wilkinson continues to create jewelry and interior designs in the aesthetic he developed with him. “If it’s not fabulous, it’s meaningless,” he says.
SEED PEARL, EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, NAROTAMDAS BHAU. Centring on a stylised open work four clover leaf plaque, set with a step-cut emerald surrounded by princess-, brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, the straps composed of thirty-four rows of seed pearls, mounted in white gold, length approximately 185mm, signed NB.
The Grandeur ring by Wallace Chan. Note how there is no metal visible thanks to Chan's innovative settings that about the stones to each other and hold them in place. The 19 ct yellow diamond is surrounded by rods of emerald, white diamonds and jadeite. The ring echoes traditional Chinese architecture with three distinctive characteristics: upturned eaves, brackets and ornaments
Κυριακή, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2014
Presentation of: " Fabio Salini"
Fabio Salini has always had a passion for jewellery. He has dedicated his life to it, driven by a desire to learn all there is to know about jewellery and precious gems. Underpinning his innate artistic sensibility with formal training in geology and gemology, he gained invaluable experience working in the creative departments at Cartier and Bulgari. During those years, he developed a unique signature style, and earned international fame with the launch of his own jewellery collection in 1999. Since then, his creations have been shown at international fairs and carried by the world’s most prestigious jewellers, and the Fabio Salini name has become one of the most important in the high jewellery world. In 2004 he opened his Atelier in Rome, an elegant shop and design studio that has become the focal point of his work, representing the quintessence of his style. Over the years, Fabio Salini has designed and created exclusive jewellery collections in collaboration with important Maisons, as well as with prestigious art galleries, drawn by the allure of his eclectic, imaginative style. His keen interest in contemporary art as a form of expression and a source of inspiration has led to brilliant collaborations, like that with Fernando and Humberto Campana, rooted in a tantalizing mélange of jewellery, design and art.
στις Δεκεμβρίου 14, 2014
Wonderful aquamarine, diamond, gold & platinum parure made by Verger Freres, Paris for the actress Joan Crawford circa 1935 Gor...