Jewels go wild!!!!

What happens when a designer decides to inspire himself in nature???? Here is what happens ….. amazing pieces of art, don’t you think?

ef66d53f02f05bc82f255eb68a57f985Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Fish Bracelet – www.tiffany.com

c6f4c059a69ed35022b62544fc8416ca

Narayan Jewellers Zambian – This piece was created to raise awareness and funds funds for the conservation initiatives of  Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) for the Asian Elephant in India.

10_3-1

Cartier Fabuleux parrot watch and ring – www.luxury-cat.com

ef8c7adf8bcf451e58b2bef4706b22bc

Jean Schlumberger Jellyfish clip –  www.tiffany.com

tous-3-bears

Tous bers – www.tous.com

Advertisements

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 😉

48385_huge 48387_large

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.

38612_huge

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.

42644_huge

Late Art Deco Aquamarine Diamond Earrings

Date: Circa 1935.

42459_huge

Glorious Georgian Diamond Cluster Ring

From the Georgian era

Date: Circa 1800.

46650_large

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.

47739_huge

Spectacular Victorian Shaped Diamond Cluster Ring

From the Victorian era

Date: Circa 1880.

45406_huge

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

RachelZoe

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

Perfection!!!

Isn’t it?????  just love the way it looks … as just came out of a mine and you decided to put it directly to your hand, so raw and so perfect at the same time.

Ring with Swarovski crystals and 24k gold vermeil metal.

cd14befa6057566a3a104bf7482759b1

RIng

Erickson Beamon – www.renttherunway.com

Jewelry in action!!!

Yes jewelry in action, these days is not only us moving non stop … maybe because of that some designers found inspiration to make what is called kinetic jewelry, meaning jewelry with movement.

And I know that sometimes a piece of jewelry with movement would turn out really bad, but not always!!!! Sometimes could be very interesting and fun to watch ☺

Here some of my favorite kinetic designs …

Ring with moveable cones

3651_JR88_696c70ba

Jacqueline Ryan  –  www.adriansassoon.com 

382a4a0a182cf9c367c4b1d9d2abc770

Simona Materi – http://www.simonamateri.com

                                                                                                  ms2ms_bw2

Michael Berger – http://www.atelier-berger.de

2607065250ab8814b749abfc4e1f265a

Claire Wood – http://www.clairewoodjewellery.co.uk

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!!!!!

ImageImage

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!!!! 🙂

Image

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

Image

Pamela Love – www.pamelalovenyc.com

Image

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