Apollo Earrings : The 50th Anniversary

by Friday, 19 July 2019

by Antonella Reina

20th July 1969, exactly 50 years ago, the unforgettable day in which three American astronauts landed on the moon in Apollo 11. Aristotele Onassis and Jackie O. were to celebrate their first wedding anniversary shortly after. And it may also have been for this reason that the Greek shipping magnate decided to mark the event with a just as memorable gift for his bride: a jewel commissioned to fellow countryman Ilias Lalaounis, one of Greece’s leading jewelry designers both then and now. And so gold and ruby Apollo drop earrings were created, inspired by lunar walks and celestial orbits.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Romeo & Giuliet by Van Cleef & Arpels

Names to Know: Jo Riis-Hansen

by Tuesday, 09 July 2019

by Antonella Reina

Born and raised in Copenhagen, where she develops her creative projects that go beyond the world of jewelry and become art, Jo Riis- Hansen is not just a goldsmith and contemporary jewelry designer, but also a potter able to mold materials in an unusual and unconventional way. Her last, limited edition collection proves it: a series of numbered, one-of-a-kind jewelry items in recycled gold, diamonds and pearls. The pieces did not come from a pre-defined idea, but are the result of a manual work in which technique follows the will of the artist’s personal emotions. And that is how rigor...

Buccellati Turns 100 with a Personal Cut

by Tuesday, 09 July 2019

by Lorenza Scalisi

Marcel Tolkowsky is a name that perhaps says nothing to most, but what this Belgian stone carver of Jewish origin was able to create in 1919 is very common and "popular". He owes it to the modern round cut, better known as "brilliant cut", which has become the diamond par excellence as well as the most exploited in jewelery. This year, the "brilliant" celebrates its 100th anniversary, exactly like maison Buccellati, who for his first century has decided to give himself a cut of his own, launched during the Haute Couture week in Paris. The "Buccellati diamond cut", thus recognized by the...

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The Gucci Garden Galleria in Florence

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The Golden Century

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Mentorship: Suzanne Syz

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