First unveiled in Tokyo during a fashion show in June 2007, the diamond-encrusted platinum handbag will go on display at jewellery shops around London to mark the inaugural London Jewellery Week which runs from 11-15 June, celebrating the work of established designers as well as new talent.
Valued at Â£1m ($2 million dollar) and created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, the bag has been set with more than 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats.
The organisers of the event say the handbag will be available for sale. Continue reading →
These $2 Million dollar Shoes from Stuart Weitzman were unveiled at Le Vian party in Las Vegas last week. The silver leather heels feature over 185 carats of tanzanite and 28 carats of diamonds.
The front strap features a slim strap of diamonds but the heavy gemstones are designed to curve around the ankle with a 16 carat pear-shaped tanzanite drop surrounded by diamonds that dangles down over the top of the foot.
The shoes are balanced with a delicate diamond front strap that perfectly complements Stuart Weitzmanâ€™s timeless, elegant shoe design. Continue reading →
Boucheron , the well known place Vendome Jeweler, is organizing a literary contest called “Quatre” . The contest invites one to write about precious moments of lives. Unforgettable moments or memories or simply dreams.
Here is the concept of the contest in a few words : – Write a text where you reveal a moment of intimacy that you consider to be precious – Any form is accepted (song, poem; dialogue, short story, simple prose, haiku…) – Your text is limited to 2 500 characters (spaces included) – You can write in French, English or Japanese – Duration of the contest : from may the 15th to the30th of June 2008
The most beautiful texts will be published on the website www.boucheron.com/preciousmoments as well as interviews of well known French luxury celebrities such as InÃ¨s de la Fressange, AÃ¯ssa MaÃ¯ga, Isild Le Besco… The jury will select the most beautiful testimony (one for each language)of precious moment and the winners will receive the precious ring from the Quatre ors collection.
Source : Sophie Briquet / French on-line advertising agency heaven
Designed by Pharrell Williams in collaboration with Camille Miceli (the Vuitton creative consultant who now designs jewelry for the brand and handles Marc Jacobs’s personal public relations), this new Louis Vuitton collection is a variation on four themes, in which the rhythm and energy of the new continent harmonize with the spirit of historic Europe. Blason originates from French Heraldry and is the symbol of a dynasty, synonymous with a coat of arms, and for centuries has conveyed aristocratic heritage from one generation to another. Williams, a longtime collector of Louis Vuitton luggage who, along with friend and A Bathing Ape founder Nigo designed and launched the house’s first sunglass collection in April 2005, has emblazoned the history of Louis Vuitton with this special collection of edgy, avant-garde pieces inspired by the music universe and featuring combinations that include, but are not limited to, white gold with diamonds and yellow gold with diamonds.
The collection will be available in Louis Vuitton Shops this spring. The pieces range in price from 1,400 to 420,000 Euros, or approximately $2,070 to $621,000.
From Piagetâ€™s new Limelight Paris-New York collection, this ring was unveiled at SIHH 2008, and is part of the New York Couture inspired part of the line.
The collection shows contrasts between the two fashion capitals of the world and their diverse fashion and architecture influences.
Loaded with 528 brilliant cut diamonds of approximately 7.17 total carats, this ring a shiner! Add to that 35 baguette cut diamonds totaling around 3.8 carats and luscious blue sapphires â€“ about 2.64 total carats over 116 pieces. Continue reading →
Christie’s will auction a collection of jewellery belonging to Christina Onassis, the daughter of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis who struggled to find happiness despite her family’s wealth.
More than 40 pieces of jewellery from her collection will go under the hammer in London on June 11, the highlight of which is a pear-shaped, 38-carat D colour potentially flawless diamond which Onassis wore on a diamond pendant necklace.
Versace is branding Luxury. At a recent Watch Fair in Baselworld, the Donatella unveiled the Versace â€œnot like a watchâ€ watch.
Available on order only, itâ€™s a gold timepiece with a dial covered in more than 122 white diamonds. Given that three of this overprecious Destiny watch have already been sold, seems like The Versace lady makes sense:
â€œWomen donâ€™t really need a watch to tell time today â€” they have their cell phones and BlackBerrys. This is a jewelry watch.â€
So? What else is there unnecessary in your daily routine? So weâ€™d know what Versaceâ€™s up to next! (after helicopters and watches not meant to be worn as watches)
(not to mention I look at this ultra expensive watch and I donâ€™t see the beauty of it at all! Looks like a fish in a can!)
Irene Neuwirth is a Los Angeles based jewelry designer, who combines high fashion sophisticated style with the finest gems available. Jennifer Anniston, Jessica Alba and Kate Beckinsale are among Irene’s many celebrity clients. This exquisite bangle bracelet features shimmering pave diamonds atop 18 kt gold, accentuated with 11mm rainbow moonstones. In India moonstone is believed to bring good fortune and help people foretell their future. The Diamond & Moonstone Bangle is available at Barneys and costs $35,840.
Your jewelry box shouldn’t cost more than the jewelry it keeps so this one should be reserved for your most expensive pieces. It is made from dark wenge wood and is supported by four glowering golden gargoyles on the bottom with a fifth tiny gargoyle poised above the keyhole. It sells for a wallet-burning $4,000.
GIORGIO ARMANI is among the designers who will be launching limited edition watches to celebrate the opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 later this month. Designed exclusively for the launch, the designer is unveiling three new designs that will be sold at the terminal’s World Duty Free store.
The designs, which include an Emporio Armani Gentlemanâ€™s stainless steel watch and two Emporio Armani ladies watches, will sit alongside five new watches from Burberry Endurance and Michael Kors, as well as designsfrom Breil, Sekonda, Toy Watch and Casio G-shock.
Daphna Simon, an Israeli-based designer and artist, is making her American debut sharing her love of nature with her new collection, ‘Untamed Jewels’, at West Hollywood’s Roseark.
Her gorgeous 18K gold interpretations of both animals and the natural environment are stunning.
The three-dimensional jewelry is meant to interact with the wearer, completing its representation of the grizzly bear, leopard or other chosen character. Whether you are looking for earrings, bangles, necklaces or rings, Daphna‘s distinctive style is bound to speak to you. Continue reading →
This C1 Chronograph comes in a 44mm white gold case made of 53 elements, standing 16mm tall and set with 184 diamonds. A protective ring in white gold, fixed laterally by 7 self-blocking screws is enhanced by eight decorative elements straddling the bezel.
These bastions protect a 3mm thick sapphire crystal, which literally emerges from the case and displays a ruthenium dial set with 259 diamonds and its distinctive Concord seconds disk.
Movement is an automatic ETA Valgranges caliber with a 48-hour power reserve and certification as a chronometer by COSC. Continue reading →