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Chanel Cosmique collection rings

Chanel takes its jewelry into the cosmos

Chanel Cosmique collection rings

The luxury brand has presented Cosmique, its latest fine jewelry collection, which combines white gold and diamonds with high-tech ceramic.

A few months ago, Chanel introduced a collection inspired by comets, including pieces with evocative names like “Nuit de Diamants” (Night of Diamonds), “Voie Lactée” (Milky Way) and “Étoile Filante” (Shooting Star).

Now, with its Cosmique line, the French brand returns yet again to one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite themes — the night sky — with a new take on a motif she created in 1932.

The pieces in this latest collection have a distinctly modern and minimalist style, with high-tech ceramic as the primary material.

The collection consists mainly of rings and pendant necklaces, in which diamond-studded comets and stars, outlined in 18K white gold, are set in white or black high-tech ceramic.

Ye Mingzi Flower of Life Jewelry Collection

An Atelier Swarovski hair jewelry line with Ye Mingzi

Ye Mingzi Flower of Life Jewelry Collection

Twice a year since 2007, Atelier Swarovski collaborates with emerging and established designers on a one-off jewelry collection, to celebrate the fashion week season.

This time,  launches its first collection of hair accessories, in collaboration with Chinese designer Ye Mingzi.

It comprises three exclusive headpieces, two hair pins (with a gold-plated and a crystal version), and a tiara decorated with pearls and crystals.

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Ye Mingzi

Like the rest of the Ye Mingzi collection, which comprises necklaces, rings and bracelets, these hair accessories feature an antique geometric motif.

These head pieces are available on atelierswarovski.com, and in some Swarovski boutiques and distributors.

The hair pins cost €80 and €96 (crystal or gold versions) and tiaras €280.

Marine Vacth for Chaumet

Marine Vacth poses for Chaumet

Marine Vacth for Chaumet

French model turned actress Marine Vacth stars in the latest campaign for luxury jewelry brand CHAUMET.

Vacth garnered attention at the Cannes film festival last year for her role as a teenage prostitute in François Ozon’s “Jeune et jolie.”

The 22-year-old French actress and model first broke through to mainstream success in François Ozon’s “Jeune et Jolie.”

Now she’s been shot by fashion legend Mario Sorrenti for a new campaign by luxury jeweler and watchmaker Chaumet. The emerging star follows fellow thespian Sophie Marceau as the latest face of the brand.

Sophie Marceau Promotes Chaumet In Seoul

Vacth appears twice in the same image, playing a double role where she appears to embrace herself in a romantic cinch. It’s designed to play on the idea of the Parisian woman’s dual-sided identity, both “elegant and rebellious.”

The new pairing also reinforces the company’s link with the world of cinema, including its support of the annual French César movie awards.

Dutch fashion designer Rolf Snoeren (R) and Viktor Horsing (C) stand next to models presenting their creations during the Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection show, on July 3, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT

Viktor & Rolf team up with Swarovski

Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf have created two new jewelry collections for Austrian brand Swarovski, entitled ‘Velvet Rock’ and ‘Frozen Crystal’.

Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsing

Unveiled during their show last week in Paris, ‘Velvet Rock’ does exactly what it says on the tin – features Swarovski’s famous stones coated with flock.

It’s something of a first, a textural experimentation playing with sparkling crystal and velvet which is also a nod to Viktor & Rolf’s new Paris flagship (which is covered in gray felt).

Viktor & Rolf’s new Paris flagship

The line features earrings, cuffs, chokers and rings which were apparently inspired by the style of American indie singer Joan As Police Woman.

“You will need a sense of humor and irony” to wear it Horsting told WWD.

viktor rolf Atelier swarovski

Versace Greca Red Rubies ring

Versace celebrates Valentine’s Day with rubies

Versace has revealed a fun and pretty new limited edition jewelry collection in tones of pink, red and gold just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Versace Greca Red Rubies ring

The “Greca Red Rubies” line was inspired by one of Versace’s famed motifs, the iconic Greek key symbol, which has been given a contemporary twist.

Versace Greca Red Rubies earrings

The four-piece collection includes a pendant, earrings, a bracelet and a ring all featuring curved forms, with a yellow gold setting and bright red rubies.

Versace Greca Red Rubies pendant

The Greca Red Rubies collection is priced from €2,200 up to €6,000.

Versace Greca Red Rubies bracelet

Lion Baroque bracelet

Les Perles de Chanel collection

During haute couture fashion week, Chanel is presenting its latest collection of “haute joaillerie” (high jewelry). Titled “Les Perles de Chanel,” the fine jewelry line emphasizes the elegance and femininity of pearls by surrounding them with diamonds, sapphires and amethysts.

It was a given that pearls would be in the spotlight in the fashion and jewelry world this season, so it’s no surprise that Chanel has devoted its latest haute joaillerie collection to the gems of the sea, which were so dear to its founder.

The image of Mademoiselle Chanel is inseparable from pearls. Wearing them in earrings, chokers, short necklaces or row upon row of long strands, she only took them off to sleep,” explains the brand.

Lion Baroque bracelet

An imaginary world

In this exceptional collection, Chanel pairs pearls with some of the brand’s other signature themes, such as camellias, majestic lions (the main theme of the brand’s previous haute joaillerie collection), and even constellations.

A rainbow of different types of cultured pearls can be found, in varying sizes, shapes and colors. Exquisite oyster pearls from the South Seas, Tahiti and Japan are found alongside a few freshwater mussel pearls.

And of course, the pearls come in a wide array of colors — gold, black, pink, grey and white — blending in perfectly with white and yellow gold, diamonds, tourmalines, aquamarines and amethysts.

Rosee de Camelia bracelet

Extraordinary necklaces

Among the signature pieces in the Les Perles de Chanel collection is the “Perles de Jour” necklace: a strand of South Sea pearls graced by 8kt of diamonds. This “Day Pearls” necklace is also available in a “Night Pearls” version (“Perles de Nuit”), with Tahitian grey pearls.

Another exceptional necklace, the “Printemps de Camélia” (“Camellia Spring”) features pearls in several colors, accented with camellia shapes with diamond inlay and a sapphire core, whose colors echo those of the pearls.

The “Lion Baroque” necklace, reprising one of Chanel’s longtime symbols, alternates white, grey and gold pearls in three strands, which come together in a lion’s head with intricate sapphire inlay.

Rings, bracelets, earrings and brooches round out the Les Perles de Chanel collection.

Perles de Nuit necklace

Hendricks Hannah Martin

Hendrick’s Gin X Hannah Martin flask

Hendrick’s Gin and fine jewellery designer Hannah Martin have created a luxury limited-edition hip flask that will be available exclusively at Harrods this Christmas.

Hendricks Hannah Martin

This luxurious item is presented in a handmade leather travelling bag with a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin and a bespoke silk and cashmere scarf from Scottish tailors Walker Slater.

Combining the contemporary with the traditional, each limited edition glass vessel is individually hand-blown and diamond-embossed by artisans in Norfolk, and then encased in green leather.

Before declining in popularity in the late 20th Century, hip flasks were a fashionable accoutrement of the upper classes, who used them to create, carry and share spirituous concoctions when they were out and about in town and country.

Just 50 hip flasks and accoutrements (£795) are available to buy from Harrods from November.

Saint Laurent diamond bracelet

Saint Laurent unveils diamond jewelry line

Saint Laurent diamond bracelet

Hedi Slimane is launching a new line of stunning diamond jewelry for the Parisian luxury house.

Titled ‘Saint Laurent Diamond,’ Slimane’s latest jewelry collection features stunning modernist designs in gold, set with brilliant-cut diamond paving.

The hand-crafted jewelry line, which features rings and bracelets for men and women, follows “the tradition and savoir-faire spirit of Parisian joaillerie,” says the brand.

Customers have the choice of 18K gold or 18K white gold set with diamonds and according to Saint Laurent the collection will be “permanent and evolving.”

tribal necklace

Cartier’s luxury Odyssey

Cartier Zebra bracelet

French jeweler Cartier has created a new high jewellery collection called L’Odyssée de Cartier Parcours d’un Style, inspired by a magical and imaginary journey through the Old World.

‘L’Odyssée de Cartier’ riffs on Odysseus’s famous journey in Homer’s epic poem, with a modern twist. The collection represents “an inspired route winding its way to Africa via India, China and the Orient.”

In 1931 the brand first dabbled with African imagery creating their ‘Art Moderne’ bracelets for the Paris ‘Exposition Coloniale.’

Now they’ve revisited the African wilds with a new ‘Zebra’ bracelet, a traditional African bangle featuring bands of different-sized diamonds and onyx set in art-deco stripes, with a vivid garnet edge. Other pieces inspired by the continent include art brut and naïve tribal style necklaces.

There are also ‘Tutti Frutti’ styles inspired by traditional multicolored Indian ceremonial jewelry and voluminous pieces pairing intense fuchsia with diamonds and featuring serpentine elements.

Chinese-inspired pieces work diamonds and onyx into dragons and Zen garden shapes, with modern and minimalist bracelets using an abstract skyscraper motif to evoke the idea of the modern city.

Cartier brown tourmaline and obsidian bracelet

A diamond, brown tourmaline and obsidian bracelet from the L’Odyssée de Cartier collection

Cartier Chinese-style dragon bracelet

L’Odyssée de Cartier Chinese-style dragon bracelet with a Zen garden engraved rubellite stone

Cartier African-inspired ring

L’Odyssée de Cartier African ring with a brown tourmaline stone

Cartier diamond and platinum bracelet

A diamond and platinum bracelet from the L’Odyssée de Cartier collection

Cartier drop earrings in obsidian

L’Odyssée de Cartier drop earrings in obsidian

Cartier tribal necklace

A ‘tribal’ necklace from the L’Odyssée de Cartier collection

Cartier Tutti Frutti sapphire necklace

A ‘Tutti Frutti’ sapphire necklace from the L’Odyssée de Cartier collection

Cartier Zebra bracelet

A Zebra bracelet from the L’Odyssée de Cartier collection featuring stripes of onyx, diamonds and a garnet edge

Cartier African ring brown tourmaline stone

A ring in white gold, set with a 33.42ct brown tourmaline, obsidian and diamonds from the L’Odyssée de Cartier collection

Carla Bruni bulgari necklace

Bulgari Unveils Diva High Jewelry Collection

Carla Bruni bulgari necklace

In parallel to the haute couture week that wrapped up Friday in Paris, Bulgari has unveiled the jewelry designs of its ‘Diva’ haute jewelry collection in the presence of the luxury house’s new face Carla Bruni.

First presented in Portofino in late June, this new haute jewelry collection celebrates the Italy of the 1950s and 1960s, and was inspired by the Italian idea of “Dolce Vita” and the beauty icons of the time.

Not only the face but also the muse for the Diva line, Carla Bruni attended the presentation at Hotel Potocki in Paris. She showed up wearing a sublime blue necklace by the Italian jeweler.

The Diva jewelry sets feature very colorful stones in chic, refined styles.

As previously announced in March, Bulgari chose France’s former First Lady to promote its jewelry collection, with a campaign shot by American photographer Terry Richardson. Set in Rome, the campaign should be released next September.

Carla Bruni and Francesco Trapani

 

Sous le Signe du Lion Jewelry Collection by Chanel

Chanel Lion Celeste brooch

Chanel presented its new line of haute joaillerie on the occasion of haute couture week, which officially wraps up in Paris on Friday, July 5. All of the pieces in the French luxury house’s new collection were designed around the theme of the lion, symbol of Venice, the City of the Doges, a location very dear to Gabrielle Chanel. Leo was also the zodiac sign of the Chanel founder.

The “Sous le signe du Lion” jewelry collection includes 58 pieces inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s ‘spirit animal,’ expertly and creatively translated into wearable luxury by Chanel’s fine jewelry department.

Chanel Lion Ring

The “Lion Royal” set, the collection’s most emblematic piece, is made of platinum, white gold and diamonds. Composed of a transformable diamond necklace, the piece can be worn as either a chain or a short necklace. The central element is a lion’s head, which can be turned into a brooch.

Every piece in the collection includes a version of Gabrielle Chanel’s lion on it. The “Lion Céleste” brooch, in white gold and diamonds, is based on Venice’s lion motif, while the “Constellation du Lion” brooch and pendant earrings link this king of animals to the comet.

Chanel Lion San Marco  Ring

Chanel also chose to pay tribute to the lion of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice with the “Lion San Marco” gold and platinum ring, topped with a lion sculpted in lapis lazuli and a white and yellow diamond-studded star. Only five specimens of the ring will be available.

Jewelry sets, necklaces, brooches and pendant earrings with diamonds, white gold, sapphires, topaz and platinum complete this precious collection.

Chanel Lion Royal

Chopard store Cannes

Chopard Jewelry Stolen At Cannes

Chopard store Cannes

On Friday afternoon, news broke that official Cannes sponsor Chopard had been rocked by a robbery — $1,4 million worth of Chopard jewels were stolen from a hotel.

The robbery took place on friday in the hotel room of an American woman employee of Swiss bijoutier Chopard as she was out for the evening, police said. A strongbox containing jewels was ripped out of the wardrobe and carried off, they said.

Chopard said the jewels weren’t part of the collection to be worn by actresses at the festival, and that the value of the stolen pieces was “far lower than those in the figures circulating in the media.”

The heist occurred before 5:00 am (0300 GMT) at the Novotel hotel, which is located about 15 minutes from the festival venue, police said.

Chopard is one of the official sponsors of the festival, and one of its stores, complete with its own red carpet, lies on the palm-fringed beachfront, just opposite the venue.

The jeweller redesigned the Palme d’Or trophy and each year lends out jewellery to stars for their walk up the red-carpeted steps at the Palais des Festivals.

The photo-calls are hugely valuable to makers of gowns and jewellery, providing media exposure around the world.

An official linked to the festival said the top award, the Golden Palm, was safe.

The Palme d’Or features 118 grammes (four ounces) of yellow gold, with a value of more than 20,000 euros ($26,000), set in a base of rock crystal.

The Palme dOr by Chopard

pearl earrings

Lollobrigida’s jewels sell for nearly $5 million

pearl earrings

A pair of pearl earrings belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida sold for an auction record of $2.39 million at Sotheby’s Geneva Tuesday as the veteran Italian star auctioned off some dazzling jewellery.

The lot, the highlight of the auction, went under the hammer for more than twice the pre-sale estimate, and in doing so broke the previous record for pearl earrings set by a pair from the jewel box of fellow screen siren Elizabeth Taylor in 2011.

Lollobrigida, a popular movie star in the 1950s and ’60s, was selling off a collection created by Italian jewellers Bulgari, with some of the auction proceeds going to help stem cell research.

Lollobrigida, 85, said she was “very happy that the jewels would help a good cause.

“Selling my jewels to help raise awareness of stem cell therapy, which can cure so many illnesses, seems to me a wonderful use to which to put them,” she said.

Sotheby’s said the entire collection sold for a total of just under $5 million.

Gina Lollobrigida

Pomellato bracelets

Kering (PPR) Acquires Jewellery Brand Pomellato

Pomellato Jewellery

French luxury and sports brand group Kering – formerly known as PPR – said it bought Italian jeweler Pomellato for an undisclosed amount.

The company’s success is based on the personality and style of its creations with a blend of colors, stones and shapes as well as their fine Italian craftsmanship.

The Pomellato group is a profitable and growing Italian business with two brands, Pomellato and Dodo. The first positioned within the fine jewelry segment and the latter within the accessible jewelry segment.

Its distribution network includes 86 mono-brand stores (45 Pomellato, 41 Dodo) as well as approximately 600 independent points of sale around the world.

There is plenty of room for growth for this company and Kering said its expertise and resources in real estate, distribution, media and brand management will help in that area.

PPR did not say how much it paid for Pomellato, which had 2012 revenue of 146 million euros ($190 million), but a banking source told Reuters last month the deal would value the business at around 350 million, or 15 times core profit.

The acquisition comes following Kering’s recent re-branding and name change, and is the firm’s first investment since welcoming Christopher Kane into its stable of brands in January.

Within PPR/Kering, Pomellato will complement its other jewelry brands: high-end Boucheron, based on Paris’ Place Vendome, and Qeelin, a midprice Chinese jeweler PPR bought last year.

Ronaldo Jacob and Co

Cristiano Ronaldo is the new face of Jacob & Co.

Cristiano Ronaldo for Jacob and Co

After Nike and Armani, Cristiano Ronaldo is now going to be the face of the very luxurious jewelry and watch brand Jacob & Co.

The Portuguese footballer has the ideal look to represent luxurious brands. And for once, he doesn’t have to show off his six-pack to highlight the product.

Cristiano Ronaldo Jacob and Co

As Ronaldo explained, the collaboration made sense: “As a collector of the world’s finest watches, it’s obvious [to me] how much passion Jacob & Co. has for quality.”

American brand Jacob & Co has uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of the campaign which shows the footballer in casual wear (a leather jacket and sweater) and more formal attire (a black tuxedo).

Ronaldo for Jacob and Co

Ronaldo also unveiled a first image on his Facebook page in which he is wearing a Jacob & Co’s Ghost watch that caught his eye on set: “I fell in love with the new Ghost watch. It’s a perfect fit for my lifestyle as I’m constantly traveling internationally.”

Mila Kunis for Gemfields

Mila Kunis Named Ambassador Of Emerald Company

Mila Kunis for Gemfields

Mila Kunis, star of “Black Swan” and “Ted,” has signed a new deal as global brand ambassador for precious stone specialist Gemfields.

As the company’s new brand ambassador, the Hollywood actress has added her face to Gemfields’s latest advertising campaign, photographed by Italian fashion legend Mario Sorrenti and styled by Anastasia Barbieri.

In her new ad campaign, Mila sports one-of-a-kind emerald and ruby accessories created in partnership with Fabergé, which was acquired by Gemfields last year.

Kunis recently toured Gemfields’ Zambian mine, Kagem, which produces approximately 20 percent of the world’s emeralds. “Mila has blown me away with her energy, enthusiasm and dedication,” said Gemfields CEO Ian Harebottle.

London-based Gemfields is the world’s leading colored gemstone producer, but this is the first time the company has hired a brand ambassador. The adverts are set to run around the world in publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Bazaar and W.