Byzantine cross by Chanel (vintage). If you like Byzantine jewelry, you should like Chanel jewels, Diego Percossi Papi, Ben Amun, Sylvia Toledano, Gripoix and Julie Vos. The background is a detail of a 6th century Byzantine mosaic in the apse … Continue reading →
Brushed gold refers to a texturing technique used on metal surface. The brushed gold is not shiny but matt. Tiny parallel lines are scratched onto the surface thanks to a wire brush or a polishing tool. Among jewelry designers using brushed gold, there is Marco Bicego in his collections “Africa” and “Lunaria”. The Italian jewelry house Buccellati uses also this technique.
Pomellato is an Italian jewelry house. It was founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967, in Milano. The Pomellato jewels are caracterised by the use of gold and colorful gemstones. The jewels are made by hand by 100 artisans in Milano. In July 2013, Pomellato joined Kering. Nudo, m’ama non m’ama and red passion are my favourite collections. The website : http://www.pomellato.com/
Judy Geib is an American jewelry designer who launched her own line in 2002. She creates exquisite handcrafted jewels with the finest precious metals and gemstones. Inspired by calligraphy and geometry, Judy Geib designs unique pieces of jewelry. Besides, through her creations, she transmits her passion for South America in using magnificent gemstones from there, like Colombian emeralds and Brazilian tourmalines.
Inspired by his Venetian roots, the Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego creates wonderful 18 karat gold jewels decorated with colored gemstones. Each piece of jewelry is unique since the manufacture is handcrafted. The Italian craftmanship is highlighted through Marco Bicego’s creations. One of the characteristics of Marco Bicego is the brushed gold he uses which is magnificent and luminous. Africa (gold boules), Lunaria (gold leaves), Jaipur (colored stones), Paradise (delicacy and colours), Marrakech (sinuous shapes) and Confetti (timeless elegance) are marvellous collections.
Ila Collection was founded by the Indian brother and sister Vikas and Ila Sodhani in 2007. They draw their inspiration from Indian culture, designs, architecture, ornaments and craftmanship. For 8 years, Ila had been designed high-end diamond jewelry with her mother and father. Regarding Vikas, he trained in Indian design houses and handmade fabrication shops during a year.
Ila is a family affair through which the founders pay tribute to the Indian refinement and craftmanship. Very dedicated, they choose exquisite gemstones and create delicate jewels. The Ila jewels are creative (geometric shapes, mix of forms and gems…), refined (exquisite details) and decorated with beautiful gemstones (white sapphire, topaz…).
Founded in 2003 by designer Irene Neuwirth and business partner Tracy Stoll, the brand is an independent fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles. Irene Neuwirth creates unique, modern and sophisticated jewels decorated with stunning gemstones. Her style is immediately recognizable : superb colorful gemstones, geometric shapes, mix of different forms and colours, use of gold, large jewels…
Recognized as a leading jewelry label in the United States, her jewels are regularly in fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Reese Witherspoon are become admirers of the brand. Recognized by her peers, Irene Neuwirth won the Town & Country Couture Design Editors’ Choice Award (2006) and was finalist for the coveted CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund (2008). Besides, she joined in 2009, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) as member.