Yesterday CFDA – New York … today IJL – London

Yesterday we talked about the award winners at New York, today we are going  to talk about the IJL (International Jewellery of London) Editor’s Choice award winners!!!  

Pieces are judged and winners selected by Claire Adler, Jewellery and Luxury Journalist.

There are four categories designed to identify outstanding work: Technical Excellence, Visual Impact, Originality and Commercial Vision.

And the winners were …………

1. Technical excellence

Filipa Oliveira – www.filipaoliveira.co.uk

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She contemporizes filigree, creating a delicate and detailed work, This oxidised brooch is made of silver, 18ct yellow gold vermeil with citrine and filigree.

2. Visual impact

Annabelle Lucilla – www.annabellelucillajewellery.com

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The Peacock Necklace features intricately etched metallic graphics. Modernized Filigree-esque fretwork balances delicately domed etched peacocks.

3. Originality

Rachel Entwistle – www.rachelentwistle.co.uk

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The piece comes from the Memento Mori range, literally reminders of our mortality, beginning with bones as the central element.

4. Comercial Vision

Claudia Bradby – www.claudiabradby.com

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Claudia highlights the simple beauty of the pearl, showcased on a sparkling silver chain, simple round hoop earrings and a neat silver bangle.

Congrats to all the winners!!!

Silver: the element of change

The Silver Institute released a new video. The video covers numerous facets of one of the most widely-used and indispensable precious metals: silver. The video explores silver’s role in history and how it changed the course of countless lives in times of the Greek and Roman Empires, when it was used to prevent infection.

Very interesting video!!

Antique love ;)

I have to confess! I spent all the afternoon yesterday delighting my eyes with the most amazing jewelry!!!!! 🙂
Where???? In a website called Gregorian Jewelry, you can find pieces of different prices and for sure you are going to find pieces that you are going to get crazy about!!! I guaranty you that!!!

Take a look at the ones that are driving me crazy 😉

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Alchemy: Blue Enamel & Pearl Ring

With a snowflake pattern this ring from the Victorian era has natural half seed pearls and a centered cushion cut diamond.


Date: Top cluster is circa 1880; shank and underside are modern.

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Green Garnets & Gargoyles in an Edwardian Brooch

The gargoyle is an element of Gothic architecture. Typically used as a waterspout on the gutter of buildings, the mouth of the beastie is depicted as open to allow the passage of the water but here the gargoyle takes on the form of a watch brooch.

Date: Circa 1910.

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Late Art Deco Aquamarine Diamond Earrings

Date: Circa 1935.

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Glorious Georgian Diamond Cluster Ring

From the Georgian era

Date: Circa 1800.

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Superlative Berlin Iron Bracelet

The  Berlin iron jewelry was initially fabricated to boost the reserves and support the war of liberation against Napoleon, Prussian citizens were asked to donate their gold, silver and precious gems. In return they received jewelry cast in iron, polished and lacquered to a matte black finish.

The piece features nine panels or links utilizing Gothic elements of architecture

Date: Early to mid 19th century.

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Spectacular Victorian Shaped Diamond Cluster Ring

From the Victorian era

Date: Circa 1880.

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Stunning Buccellati 3.23 ct Peridot Sapphire Ruby Ring

The Buccellati family of Italy is internationally known as a design firm renowned for its textural metal and use of unusual gems.

Date: Late 20th to early 21st century.

MMMMM this last ring mmmmm I think I’ve seen it before …… where where … and I kept thinking and suddenly it came!!!!! Rachel Zoe last collection !!!!! I couldn’t believe it !!!! it’s almost the same … take a look

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I mean seriously??????? It’s just me or it’s way too similar to be a coincidence …. what do you think????

Do you love the New York City Ballet???

The New York City Ballet for the first time in his history is selling their costumes!!! and with costumes off course comes JEWELRY 🙂 so if you are a fan you can buy today this incredible pair of earrings at One Kings Lane . Remember this pieces were wear by prima balerinas Kovroski Maria, Ana Sophia Scheller, and Wendy Whelan for example …. unbelievable!!!!

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Pair of sterling silver, black rhodium, and Swarovski crystal earrings designed by Jamie Wolf for Symphony in C.

Art Deco Bracelet – Chalcedony & Yellow Gold Link

Found this in Pinterest and wanted to share it with you guys!

Love the color!!!! looks very fresh and modern even if it was made in 1920!!!! YES 1920!!!! LOVE IT even more!!!!

Art Deco bracelet from 1920, fashioned in the style of the time with chalcedony links that seem to glow green. The bracelet is handmade with 18k yellow gold.

You can find it at 1stdibs

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Rings, rings, rings ….

Did you know that the custom of giving and receiving finger rings dates back over approximately 6,000 years.

There have been found rings for example from the Egyptians, like the scarab ring, amazing!!!!!

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You can find it here : http://www.adin.be

When we talk about rings we have to talk about wedding rings!!! Even if I’m not a fan of them!!! I know I know it doesn’t sound good but it’s the reality!

I never use my wedding rings!! :S jeje is not that I don’t like them … but I mean why do  I have to use the same rings every day!!! :S I don’t know I feel much more attached to a pair of earrings that my husband gave me when we were at Rome 🙂

And also my husband himself lost his wedding ring!!! YES HI LOST IT!!!! Jajajaja and the funny part of this, is that he feels much more angry about it than me.

Well back to the point, wedding rings. The use of them was established during the World War II.

And why the fourth finger of the left hand (the ‘ring finger’)???? because is associated with an old belief that the left hand’s finger is connected by a vein directly to the heart: the vena amoris or vein of love. This idea was known in 16th and 17th century England, when Henry Swinburne referred to it in his book about marriage. It can be traced back to ancient Rome, when Aulus Gellius cited Appianus as saying the ancient Egyptians had found a fine nerve linking that particular finger to the heart.

Interesting right? Mmmmm maybe I should start wearing them jejejej

Anyway, here are my favorite rings!!!! 🙂

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Karl Fritsch  –  www.klimt02.net/jewellers/karl-fritsch

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Pamela Love – www.pamelalovenyc.com

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Rosie White – www.rosiewhitejewellery.com/index.htm