French jeweler Mauboussin gave away 5,000 tiny diamonds as part of a promotion in Tokyo on Monday. The tiny diamonds were 0.1 carat diamonds worth about $50.
Mauboussin’s flagship Japan store opened in Ginza, one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Japan, in February.
But the store had often been empty because its name, though associated with international celebrities, isn’t widely recognized among Japanese.
“San Francisco based jewelry designer Sidney Mobell turns the ordinary into extraordinary while tempting the viewer to question their own perception of jeweled art.
For over 30 years, the artist has created elaborate bejeweled works that bring a sense of magic and wonder to everyday household objects.”
He has used precious materials to create diamond- encrusted cell phones, hourglass necklaces filled with 3,000 tiny diamonds, a gold toilet seat and a 23- karat gold and jeweled Monopoly set, valued at $2 million.
Jewellery worth more than 6m euros (Â£5m, $8m) has been stolen from an exclusive Paris store in broad daylight by a lone gunman, police sources say.
Dressed in a suit and fedora, the man entered Chopard on Place Vendome and reportedly made staff hand over 15 pieces of jewellery at gunpoint.
The heist, which took place in mid-afternoon, came after a gang of armed men stole gems worth 85m euros from jewellers Harry Winston in Paris in December.
Mae Yokoyama, a Masters Jewelery design student at the Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden offers you the Lux solar panel collar.
Finished with solar panels, the Lux is a necklace for women that collects energy from the sun during daytime to lighten the LED bulbs, giving an appearance of glittering pearls in the dark.
Not only is this a fashion statement, it also raises the awareness of energy conservation to others.
Luxury jeweler Bulgari is about to celebrate 125 years as one of the worldâ€™s most sought-after jewelry brands.
To commemorate the occasion, it is teaming up with an unusual partner: the Poste Italiane, or Italyâ€™s postal service.
Worth 0,60 euros ($0,77), this special edition Bvlgari stamp shows the image of a dazzling necklace from 1965 made from yellow gold and platinum and heavily adorned with amethysts, emeralds and turquoises.
Nicole Richie launched her first House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line last year.
The 35-piece luxury jewelry collection includes headbands, rings and bracelets made of leather, silk strings, chains and peacock feathers.
It was created in cooperation with jeweler Pascal Mouawad.
Paris luxury jeweler Boucheron immortalizes Ladurée macarons in part of this year’s collection titled “Gaieté Parisienne” (Parisian Joy) with their new line, Gourmandise, which includes Tentation Macarons rings, pendants, necklaces and earings.
It’s modern, 21st. century and someone has already taken a bite out of each macaron as you can see from the teeth marks in the pictures.
The rings, which come in white gold with tsavorites, multicoloured sapphires, amethysts or garnets, look like they’ve already been bitten into. The best part? All the pleasure and none of the calories.
Francesca Furzi is a designer who lives in Turin and her first collection is the consequence of the road she has taken in life, her studies and the experiences that characterize her personal style.
She was born in a place where they maintain a strong connection with ancient artefacts and traditional work and craftsmanship: Tuscany.
The first collection of Francesca Furzi seeks the eternity of beauty, a search that is handed down by the antiquity, crossing the roads of the most ancient civilizations because the jewel has reached us from distant epochs.
From March, 21 Prada will launch a new special edition of bijoux, called Shell Jewellery and available only in Milanâ€™s stores.
Born from Miuccia Pradaâ€™s wish to mix various worlds for create a new one, the special line includes necklaces and earrings featuring metals and shells.
Unique shells of different forms and colors are mixed with crystals and make a particular craquelÃ¨ effect.
On March 23rd, online jewelry retailer Bidz.com will auction off a gold and diamond tiara designed by the late Gianni Versace to benefit the Aid for AIDS charity, with an opening bid of $699,000 US Dollars.
The one-of-a-kind tiara, which contains over 1,200 diamonds and is worth an estimated $3 million, has been worn by celebrities including Madonna, Amber Valletta and Donatella Versace.
The Versace Tiara, also known as the Tiara, won the prestigious De Beers Diamonds International Award in 1995.
Place VendÃ´me is a jewelry case for all the jewels of the world.
What is more symbolic to a tourist in search of French expertise than this Parisian square, where high-end jewelry brands intermingle?
For travelers, we present Le monde de VendÃ´me (The World of VendÃ´me), a documentary film with the â€œactorsâ€ of Place VendÃ´me, that will be broadcasted on all AirFrance long-haul flights beginning the 1st of April 2009.
Here is, exclusively for LUXUO readers, the preview to this superb film:
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I know there are alot of pet lovers on here. Check out this new high end jewelry line for pet lovers: Diamond Dog New York.
Diamond Dog New York is a Collection featuring exquisitely designed charms, rings, earrings and chains set in 18k white gold and matte yellow gold.
Encrusted with micro-paveâ€™ White, Brown and Black Diamonds, hand-cut Black Onyx and Sparkling Pink, Blue and Yellow Sapphires, make Diamond Dog New York a fine jewelry line that is exceptionally beautiful and tasteful. Via: Momist
London designer Carri Vacik has unveiled a stunning new line of jewelry.
Whether itâ€™s the gorgeous cocktail rings, of breathtakingly colourful gemstones set in lavish gold bezels, or the sparkling and sleek Firebird collection of earrings, this line is a real treat.
The designer’s inspiration is highly eclectic, ranging from Ancient Egypt to Hollywood of the late 1950’s. For this collection, inspiration was drawn from the East and particularly India.
Mattia Cielo, a young Italian designer, presents something completely revolutionary in the world of jewellery.
His industrial design-inspired pieces are dynamic, so they sparkle with light and movement.
â€œMovement is the alchemy which quickens the matter of these creatures.
A breath of life frees these rings, bracelets and necklaces from their immobility as magnificent objects to transform them into totems, into word and sign, into emotion and energy freed from the confines of three-dimensional space able at last to give voice and generate new emotions, new energyâ€, said Mattia Cielo.
For 2009 Valentineâ€™s Day, Rock Candy, a Hong Kongâ€™s multi-discipline brand name specializing in fashion jewelery, has presented a lovely collection full of color, imagination and originality.
Using the finest of materials, Rock Candy creates glamour and chic pendants, like sweet Mr. Robbotto, his 18k gold iconic dolly with sapphires and diamonds, a jewel for play and remember childhood, in a funny mood.
Piaget, legendary Swiss luxury watchmakers and jewellers, has again launched in 2009 his love-themed jewelry, for Valentineâ€™s Day: Heart & Charms.
The prestigious collection includes a new Piaget small Heart pendant in 18-karat white gold set with 46 round brilliant diamonds. The center of this easy to wear asymmetrical heart is made from pink mother of pearl.
The pendant makes a perfect match with an exquisite bracelet wrought from 18-karat white gold.
Boucheron is celebrating its 150th year by giving away fabulous Boucheron jewelry, watches, and fragrance.
All you need to do is pick an item you want and place it under their virtual Christmas Tree.
The party starts today, Monday, November 24th and concludes December 19th, after which time Boucheron will choose, by random drawing, the lucky winner of one of sixteen Boucheron star products.
Its quiet simple. So what are you waiting for? Go to Boucheron and put your heart’s desire under their tree.
Louis Vuitton have launched two new patented diamond cuts based on their iconic monogram flowers – a rounded-cut flower diamond, and a pointed-cut flower diamond.
The cuts which are patented took over three years to develop. The LV diamonds have between 61 and 77 facets, and are set into various pieces of jewelry, including a necklace with 108 carats of diamonds retailing at $4 million.
Brooches, rings and necklaces featuring the monogram cut diamonds will also be available. The collection has been named “Les Ardentes”, which translate as “the blazing.”
The world’s third largest cut diamond, otherwise known as the “Incomparable Diamond,” went on display this weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum. It weighs in at 407.08 carats, has been graded ‘flawless’ by the Gemological Institute of America, is kite shaped and has a beautiful golden yellow color, all of which combine to create its very unique and individual beauty.
It was found as an 890-carat rough diamond by a young girl in the Mbuji-Maya district of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the early 1980s as she played in a pile of rubble from a nearby diamond mine.
The diamond was bought and sold numerous times prior to being acquired by Mr. Samuels and Mr. Glick. Mr. Samuels, a master cutter charged with cutting the diamond, initially hoped to break the record for the largest cut diamond in the world. It was determined, however, that size would be sacrificed for perfect clarity. Following four years of study and cutting, the 407- carat Incomparable Diamond emerged along with fourteen other “satellite” diamonds cut from the one 890-carat rough diamond. Five of these â€œsatellitesâ€ are to be exhibited alongside the Incomparable Diamond.
The diamond will be on display until March 22nd of next year as part of the museum’s The Nature of Diamonds engagement. “The Nature of Diamonds,” running from Oct. 25 to March 22, is billed as “the most wide-ranging exhibition ever developed on the allure of diamonds.” It looks at the geologic origins of diamonds, how they are mined, their cultural significance and uses in science and technology.
Best known for his unique frozen sculpture portrait, ‘Self’, British contemporary artist, Marc Quinn, rose to the challenge of producing sculpture on a wearable scale. This project was intended for a niche gallery market.
His strawberry jewel piece was studded with 600 diamonds representing a textured iced, diamond pip surface, and was worked in 18K white gold. The design was made in a limited edition of 10 strawberries, each priced at Â£28,200 ($56,400 – approx).