Our obsession of the day.. Briolette earrings by Graff Diamonds…

Briolette Earrings by Graff Diamonds

Briolette Earrings by Graff Diamonds..  The Obsession for the day…

Currently, the team at the Jewellery magazine are loving the blue and white trend for SS16.  So, our obsession for today is these beautifully crafted aquamarine Briolette Earrings by Graff Diamonds.

Graff Diamonds are well known for showcasing highly skilled craftsmanship in all their pieces. These earrings are 46.87 cts and are a highly desired item amongst their jetset clientele.

If you can’t afford them don’t despair as Graff Diamonds has recently launched a book showcasing all of their fabulous pieces. The book, released by Rizzoli, tells of the success story of a rare self-taught expert in high jewellery, Laurence Graff, and his legendary masterpieces.  This book cannot be missed as a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone who has a passion for all things which have that rare sparkle.

Make sure you visit Graff diamonds at https://www.graffdiamonds.com/# to view all their luxurious style.

The Jewellery Magazine.

Bleu de Jodhpur.. by Boucheron Paris…

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Blue and white trend..  A reversible necklace by Boucheron Paris…

Boucheron Paris was established in Paris France in 1893. In that same year as the Boucheron website states, the founder Frederic Boucheron was the first of the great contemporary jewellers, to open a boutique within Place Vendome.

From the start when Frederic broke away from his family business, his fascination of gemstones took him in to a direction of becoming the greatest parisian jeweller of all time. He’s stunning over the top pieces were brought and worn by royalty across Europe, India and England.

To this day, his designs are still being translated into magnificent pieces of art.  With that, I introduce you to the reversible necklace by Boucheron Paris.

From the website it best describes this stunning piece…

‘The Jodhpur necklace is directly inspired by a necklace that was part of the most fabulous order ever made on the Place Vendôme – the Maharaja of Patiala’s commission in 1928 .

BOUCHERON created this necklace inspired by traditional Mughal jewelry: the structure is symmetrical.

The jewel is as precious on the back as it is on the front. Its “secret” side is exclusively destined for the pleasure of its owner.’

This piece of art, I mean, jewellery does not have a price listed on their website . As, a Boucheron client is from a world where asking for a price is frowned upon. They know what to expect from such craftsmanship.

This necklace is available to view by appointment only at Boucheron’s parisian boutique. If your not one of the lucky one’s to view this item in person, then you can dream about wearing it by viewing this necklace within their eboutique  at http://www.boucheron.com/en/the-creations/high-jewelry/bleu-de-jodhpur/jodhpur.html …

The team at the Jewellery Magazine love this piece and would love to own one, as in person this necklace is beyond beautiful, it’s stunning.  But, unfortunately we must continue looking at it on our computer screens.

Make sure you take a look at Boucheron’s website as this too is a masterpiece in itself.

The Jewellery Magazine.

 

 

Swan Lake collection.. By De Beers…

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Stunning design..  Dream worthy piece by De Beers…

The colour, the gemstones, the shapes, and the elegant design make this necklace very alluring.

I love it. I want it. I could possibly convince myself that I need it. Although there is one thing stopping me from buying it.

The Price.

There is no mention of the price on their online eboutique. So, I assume it’s because they are alluring me back to their store to find out… well… it’s working… Many years ago I visited their De Beers store in Hong Kong and it was the most amazing retail experience.

The Swan Lake collection by De Beers is inspired by the grace of a prima ballerina. The website describes the collection as follows:

‘It is said that a ballerina will only reach her prime if she dances the part of Odette and Odile, the shapes of the prima’s perfect moving form and the balance of the dancing formation of the corps of swans is core to the harmony of the necklace. Each rare and stunning diamond is positioned to bring out its character and life, its unique brilliance living up to its shape and size.’

Here are a few more pictures of pieces from the collection that we can all dream of owning. One day…

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Secrets collection.. By Harry Winston…

Secret Collection by Harry Winston

We can only dream.. Perfect escapism by Harry Winston…

Harry Winston recently debuted their new collection called Secrets. It’s a 29 piece collection that includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces in three different designs – Secret Cluster, Secret Wonder and Secret Combination. Throughout the motifs there are surprises that would have the most discerning Harry Winston customer in awe.  We can only dream of owning a piece let alone the the full collection.  Imagine, getting ready for a black tie party or a ball and in your jewellery cabinet was your choice of the Secrets collection by Harry Winston.

Here are a few pictures that you can drool over…

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Holiday and Travel Shopping.. Tips and Tricks…

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Duty Free.. Tax Free Delights…

When you go shopping overseas you need a game plan. There is so much more going on in your mind when you shop abroad than when you are at home. At home, you have more patience, more time and an understanding that you can always go home and sleep on your decision. But when you’re at your holiday destination for only maybe two weeks and you’re trying to squeeze in as much as possible, some decisions can be rushed.

Some good tips include setting a budget before you go out shopping and making a list of what you want to buy before you go. After all, there is no more vulnerable time to be shopping then when you have a heap of foreign currency and no idea what to spend it on.

But apart from the currency and the conversion rates, there is not a…

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De Grisogono 2014.. Contemporary Baroque Creations…

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Green with envy?.. De Grisogono 2014…

Established in 1993. de Grisogono have had incredible success considering their relatively short time involved in the world of jewellery. Fawaz Gruosi released a black diamond collection in 1996 that catapulted his jewellery line into a world wide phenomenon. While it might take centuries of evolution for a diamond to form, the rise of the de Grisogono label appeared to be an over night hit.

There are some fashion labels that rely on the image of their designer just as much as they rely on the image of their pieces. The strength of de Grisogono is that the character of Gruosi seeps through all of his designs. His watches are extravagant, but playful and his jewellery, like the necklace featured above, are charismatic and classy. Designers that stay true to themselves can sometimes find it tough to fit into a fashion scene driven by trends, but de Grisogono is certainly one of the more prominent success stories.

We’ve written about fine jewellery quite regularly on http://www.theblingsociety.com blog and we believe that these pieces from de Grisogono are some of the best we’ve laid eyes upon.

The de Grisogono website: http://www.degrisogono.com/en/

Sean Hyatt

Accessories Contributor

Dior Fine Jewellery 2014.. Extravagance on an entirely different level…

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Cher Fine Jewellery.. Dior 2014…

I’m envious of the jewellery designers who are employed at big name companies such as Chanel and Dior, who get to design with seemingly limitless budgets. Previously on this blog we’ve shown some of the work of Chanel, and now we are featuring some of Dior’s fine Jewellery.

When it comes to these pieces, it seems that all levels of practicality have just been thrown out the door. There isn’t one diamond, there’s a billion, and they aren’t just one shade, but an entire spectrum of colour and flamboyance. How are you supposed to walk around in the real world with a million carats hanging from your ears? It’d be lighter just to use real carrots!

But it’s the flamboyance that we love. This design is so multi faceted that I first had to double check to make sure these designs aren’t just plastic imitations. The accuracy that would go into the crafting of these items is simply mind boggling.

Grab some herbal tea, a biscuit or two, and just flick through these pictures of pure grandeur.

Dior Fine Jewellery: http://www.dior.com/couture/en_gb/jewellery/fine-jewellery/cher-dior#!the-pieces

Sean Hyatt

Accessories Contributor