Lovely chatting with Francesca Grima

The father of modern jewelry, the engineer who is considered the most influential British jewelry designer of the 20th century. The creator of the most remarkable watch collection. The owner of the record of 11 de Beers Diamonds International Awards. One can see his pieces worn by the Queen during official ceremonies and on Instagram…

Autumn in jewelry

What is your favorite season? Mine is fall, color-wise. Let me intriduce to you the selection of jewelry pieces, which represent fall motifs or demonstrate the variety of warm-shade gems. For some reason, fall motifs are not very popular in jewelry. Though even the banalest fall attribute, such as a leaf, can be interpreted in…

Funny Jewelry of Suzanne Syz

Who said that jewelry has to be serious? Nobody did. But for almost the whole history of jewelry, this has been the direction followed by brands and designers by tacit consent. And consumers had to accept it and go with it. Suzanne Syz’s art grew into a new wave in the world of jewelry in the ‘90s, and she still goes on with the same drive…

Three women of Hedy Martinelli

Starting from being one of the first female jewelers of the ’70s, Hedy Martinelli made her way to succsess, passing her passion for jewelry on to daughter and grand-daughter. Years of cultivating an authentic style based on intuitive design and interpretation, has led the brand to making one-of-a-kind pieces which need no signature. A piece…

Pink

Studying art, sooner or later you end up studying colors, their history, and cultural meaning. From this point of view, pink is an outstanding case: throughout the 400 years of its history pink has changed its meanings plenty of times, becoming a cultural and even anthropological phenomenon. Here I want to show you just a…

The Orloff service

Not long ago I had the pleasure to participate in an on-line talk about silverware as a jewelry-specialist. To be honest, table silver isn’t primarily my field, but it surely is a considerable part of the material culture I have a professional curiosity about. This time I’d like to share with you the story of…

Landscape jewelry

Being blocked at home for 2 months without knowing how soon we’ll be able to travel again, makes us think of future destinations for our holidays and weekends. I personally enjoy scrolling photos of places I’d like to visit as soon as borders reopen and travelling will be safe. Then I moved to paintings, and…