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Yellow Tiffany & Co.

by Monday, 16 May 2022

by Antonella Reina

New York painted in the colors of dawn. A taxi pulls up at 727 Fifth Avenue, dropping off a beautiful Audrey Hepburn who, as Holly Golightly, pauses to admire the window of Tiffany & Co., sipping coffee and eating a croissant. It is the unforgettable scene with which the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) begins. Unforgettable, just like the actress’s little black dress and spectacular necklace, embellished with a large yellow diamond, that forever sanctioned the link between fashion and jewelry. And that exact legendary diamond played the leading role at the “Yellow Is the New...

Monday, 16 May 2022

Ten Years of Voodoo Jewels

Marco Bicego Launches Alta

by Monday, 02 May 2022

by Federica Frosini

What other name but ALTA to launch his first high jewelry collection? Marco Bicego has taken the plunge and crossed the threshold of top of the range with this first collection, presented at Haute Jewels Geneva last April, which aims to be an ode to the magnificence of natural stones and a tribute to the master craftsmanship of his Vicenza atelier. Strictly natural, with no treatment whatsoever to enhance their color and intensity, the stones chosen for this first Alta collection range from diamonds to sapphires, iolites, pearls, aquamarines, amethysts, quartz and tourmalines. A...

Silvia Furmanovich: New Marquetry Techniques

by Tuesday, 26 April 2022

by Antonella Reina

In Silvia Furmanovich's eclectic world, the concept of precious has an overtone brimming with meanings. All her artefacts are the result of a perfect synthesis of elements of art, notions of history, traditional goldsmithing techniques and multiculturalism. However, if we had to describe them in one single word, it would certainly be “rarity”: the materials are rare, the way they are combined is rare as are the processes with which each piece is made. The Scarab beaded bracelet, one of her latest creations, is a good example of the constant evolutionary flow of the Brazilian...

Digital Assets: Opportunity or False Promise?

by Tuesday, 19 April 2022

by Federica Frosini

There’s no turning back. After the exceptional sale of "5000 Days" by the American artist Beeple (aka Mike Winkelmann), which auctioned last year at Christie's for almost 70 million dollars, cryptomania has also invaded the luxury world. According to Morgan Stanley, the currently limited demand for digital products is a crucial source of revenue for luxury brands and could even generate $50 billion in additional revenue by 2030. According to the American bank's study, NFTs and gaming could be the driving force behind an over 10% expansion of luxury groups, increasing earnings by around...

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