Obsession of the Week: Koishi

  Serbian jewellery designer Ivana Damjanović sees her work as a collection of actions and emotions with a dynamic built-in nature. She started designing jewellery in 2008, whilst studying interior and furniture design at the University of Belgrade.In 2009, she started her brand Koishi – Japanese for pebble or stone. The craftmanship of the pieces … Continue reading

Soha Sardinia

    Two of my very dear friends have just launched a jewellery line, Soha Sardinia. They have opened a boutique in Cagliari, Sardinia this past weekend. Their project, besides producing gorgeous pieces, is also aimed at supporting the local community, mixing ethical production with fabulous designs. They are going global online with a website launching … Continue reading

Focus… Jewellery Designer Joji Kojima

Jewellery designer Joji Kojima made a grand entrance onto the main stage when Lady Gaga chose some of his creations for the cover of her album “Fame Monster”. The heavily bejewelled creations mix baroque references with touches of fetishism with exceptional craftmanship. The Paris-based american designer studied graphic design, photography and typography at the Tama … Continue reading

Focus… Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewellery Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan

The National Palace Museum in collaboration with jeweller Cartier and the Shenyang Palace Museum opened last month a very special exhibition; “Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewellery.” The exhibition, to be held June 9-Sept. 9 at the National Palace Museum, will display 475 sets and pieces of jewelry, ranging from pearl beaded court necklaces and … Continue reading

Focus… DANNIJO Jewellery

Founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder in 2008, DANNIJO jewellery is known for its eclectic range of designs. With the juxtaposition of varied mixed metals such as oxidized silver, gold and gunmetal and the introduction of colourful elements like drusy quartz, crystals, aqua aura and pearls, DANNIJO seamlessly combines indie hipster style with timeless … Continue reading

Focus… Verdura Jewellery

Verdura jewelry is not only synonymous with quality, status and prestige – it is shapely art history that has been worn by countless greats since the early 1900’s. Coco Chanel’s notorious Byzatine inspired Maltese Cross cuffs, which she wore relentlessly as an interminable fixture around both wrists, were crafted by her accomplice and good friend, Sicilian … Continue reading

Focus… Men’s Jewellery and Accessories collection by McLaren and Links of London

Links of London has teamed up with motorsport brand McLaren on a designer collection of men’s jewellery and accessories that will launch in April. Design features of the collection are inspired by the components of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Formula 1 cars. Featuring brushed metal and matt finishes and interlocking sections of stainless steel, the pieces in … Continue reading

Focus… Tiffany Celebrates 175th Anniversary with a Unique Collection

To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the jewellery label has just unveiled its latest line of luxury trinkets, crafted from a brand new and entirely unique metal: Rubedo. It’s the first of its kind for Tiffany – metallurgists have experimented with different alloys over a long testing period until they achieved the desired colour – and the result … Continue reading

Focus… Inspirational Woman of the Day: Pippa Small

Pippa Small, a Canadian born, London-based artist, anthropologist, and designer, just launched her Spring 2012 collection of ethical jewellery. Already embraced by fans like Rachel McAdams and Julia Roberts, Pippa’s pieces incorporate stones, shells, minerals, beads and other found objects for truly organic treasures. Pippa furthers her interest in human rights advocacy while practising her … Continue reading

Focus… Coco Chanel’s Personal Jewellery Collection Up for Sale

  Coco Chanel’s personal collection of Chanel earrings, brooches, necklaces and belts is now being sold on 1stdibs.com in the “Chanel Avant Karl” range – a wordplay on the French film ‘Coco Avant Chanel’ depicting Coco Chanel’s pre-couture life. Dating mostly to the 1950s and 60s (or the period from the house’s relaunch in 1954 until … Continue reading