Painting of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (wife of Emperor Nicholas II) and Fabergé Eggs and frame. The Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna was born in 1872 as the Princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany. She was a the daughter of the Princess … Continue reading →
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 →
Antique jewelry : Roman (From 753 before J.-C to 476 after J.-C), Greek (-1700 to -30) and Etruscan ( From VIII century to 1st century before J.-C) jewelry are sources of inspiration for current jewelers.
Monet Jewelry was launched in 1937 by the brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow in New York. Before, their company Monocraft Products created handbags with gold-plated appliqués and monograms. With Monet, they wanted to create fine jewels using high quality materials … Continue reading →
Polki jewelry : Introduced by the Moghuls, Polki uses natural unfinished diamonds. The diamonds are flat or uncut in its natural shape and set on 24 carat gold. The technique used to make polki jewels is called “Jadau”. Lac and fine … Continue reading →
Paraiba tourmaline is a copper-bearing tourmaline. The name comes from the location where the stone was discovered : in the Brazilian state of Paraiba (city of Sao Jose da Batalha). This fine gemstone had been found in 1989 by the miner Heitor Barbosa.
The vivid blue green colour of the paraiba tourmaline is unique. It is the rarest tourmaline. Two other deposits were found in 2001 in Nigeria and in 2005 in Mozambique. However, the color isn’t exactly the same compared to the Brazilian paraiba tourmaline.
Victor Veylan’s cuff and Hélène Courtaigne’s ring.