A weekly roundup of what you might have missed in the jewelry and luxury world
Jewels at TEFAF
This week the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair (May 4 – 8), hold at the Park Avenue Armory, brought in the Big Apple the most contemporary high jewelry artists, who stand out for a spectacular creativity with an understated approach to traditional jewelry design.
The history-inspired creations of Saudi jewellery
Just in time for Ramadan, Saudi jewelry designer Haneen Saber debuts her first collection, whose traditional shapes and motifs reflect her background as an art history student. Saber looked back at the greatest civilizations of the past to design a range of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and charms that are replete with historical references.
Chiara Ferragni’s engagement ring
The most famous Italian fashion blogger and influencer Chiara Ferragni lived every girl’s romantic fantasy with her boyfriend, Italian rapper Fedez, at one of his concerts. On the occasion of Ferragni’s 30th birthday, Fedez put together an epic proposal that would make anyone swoon. There were no comments about the ring’s brand name, but rumors say it might be a creation of Tiffany, Cartier or Damiani.
Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier watch for the auction
Christie’s is going to offer a Cartier Tank owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The vintage piece, often seen on the wrist of the former first lady, will be the highlight of Rare Watches and American Icons, set for June 21 at Christie’s Rockefeller Center in New York.
LVMH Raising its E-Commerce
LVMH just unveiled the name of its first multi-brand luxury e-commerce, launching next June. Putting together brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, 24 Sevres will enter a fast-growing yet highly competitive luxury e-commerce space in a move spearheaded by the group’s chief digital officer Ian Rogers.
Tiffany & Co. Political message
The jewelry Maison Tiffany & Co just got political, directly calling out President Trump through digital and print ads asking him to take steps to support the environment by staying in 2015’s Paris Climate Agreement.