IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Ilgaz Fazulzyanov Swallows Under Rain Pendant

Ilgaz Fazulzyanov is a Russia-based jeweller who does exquisite enamel work. Available in the UK through Annoushka Ducas (who founded and then sold Links of London before starting her eponymous line), these truly are collector pieces.

This pendant is described as: Four soaring swallows hand painted in vibrant blue and beige vitreous enamel caught in a diamond embellished downpour of 3.45 carat and 0.34 carat sapphire. Hand set with 527 stones, this exclusive pendant will be exhibited for the first time since its debut in the Moscow Kremlin. Available to view and buy at Annoushka’s Cadogan Gardens boutique between 4-15 October 2016. For enquiries, please contact Matching Swallows Under Rain Earrings available too.”

This sells for £38,800.

Jewel of the day: Karen Suen Jadeite and Diamond Ring

Karen Suen does very luxe haute jewellery of the “if you have to ask about price, you can’t afford it” kind. Still, it makes for lovely eye (and arm, and ear and finger and neck) candy.

Shown here is a ring with the following specs: set with fine jadeite 16.16cts, onyx 4.40cts, diamond 6.11cts mounted in 18K white gold.”

You can read more about Suen here … and ask the price if it’s calling to you.


Jewel of the day: Helena Dia Earrings

Gloomy February days call for something cheerful and, yes, rhinestone-y. These earrings by Swiss designer Helena Dia are happy and not a little bit out there. They are made with Czech crystals and fabric tassels and can be yours for Swiss Francs 66.


Jewel of the day: BaubleBar Aries Crystal Necklace

Rhinestones – and lots of ’em! Yes, please. This lavish collar by BaubleBar is made with crystal set in base metal. If you think this can only be worn as an evening piece, consider it filling in the neckline of a white shirt (or over a t-shirt), dressed up or down. You can do it! It measures 12 inches with a 4.15 inch drop and an extendable chain/closure.

And it’s a wallet friendly USD$72. Sparkle on!


Jewel of the day: Buccellati Pearl Diamond and Gold Necklace

Happy new year, all! I think it’s safe to say we are all happy to see the back of 2016 and hoping for better this year.

If I had this necklace, I think I would wear it every day. And why not – pearls go with everything, don’t they? From Dover Jewelry (from whom I have purchased some of my favourite things) this Buccellati necklace is a masterpiece is part of a set with matching earrings. Dover notes, “This captivating necklace is crafted in a combination of solid 18K white and yellow gold, incorporating lustrous silver silvery blue gray cultured pearls of excellent nacre, silk-strung in two and three strands. The attention-seeking organic gems are intersected by four creatively designed, highly ornate gold and diamond profiles of stylized crown shape, depicting tapering rows of diamonds, embellished with scrolled textural ends. A trio of semi-baroque silver-gray pearls enhance the central decor of the necklace, suspending from enchanting diamond and yellow gold.”

If you received some (ok, a lot of) Christmas cash that’s burning a hole in your pocket, you can have this for USD$84,999. Hey, you can’t take it with you so you might as well wear it!


Jewel of the day: Alhambra Antiques Gilt Brass and Glass Tiara

I am not sure where this was made (thinking Czech or Chinese) or for what purpose, but it’s pretty fantastic. Offered by Alhambra Antiques, it is described as, “19th century gilt brass repose and trembles tiara with red, green and clear facet cut glass jewels. Very intricate work. Center rosette attached to spring for trembleuse effect. One stone missing from rosette, 3 small stones missing from surrounding area. Width 6″, height 4″.”

This sells for USD$925, so being king (or queen) of your own castle is within reach.


Jewel of the day: Eleuteri NYC Emerald and Diamond Earrings

If your motto is go big or go home, and you have the bank account to match, welcome to your latest acquisition. These stunning earrings are described by vendor Eleuteri NYC as, “Important earrings with 200 cts of mogul emerald beads (Colombia), embellished withold mine cut diamonds (30 its).”

Just let the size of those stones sink in for a second – I wish there was a photo showing them being worn, for proportion.

There is no price listed but I am sure Eleuteri would be happy to sell these to you upon request.


Jewel of the day: Baublebar Morgause Bib Necklace

Tis the season for dressing up and parties and generally anticipating the upcoming holidays. So if you needed a reason to break out the glitz, the next month or so should amply provide many.

This glitzy choker necklace from Baublebar ticks all the boxes for a festive holiday look. (Well, except for delicate. You’re out of luck if that’s one of your requirements.)

It is made with a zinc setting and acrylic (not glass) stones, but for USD$68, it provides the bling laden look you are probably seeing if this appeals. A merry and happy whatever it is you celebrate!


Jewel of the day: Wendy Yue Jade Pagoda Ring

For the wannabe dragon lady in your life, this fantastic representation of a pagoda in a ring. By Wendy Yue, it is made with 18k white gold set with jade, rubellite, champagne diamonds and sapphires. Stone weights are: 4.32 ct rubellite; 18.54 ct green jade; 2.47 ct champagne diamonds; 3.15 ct pink sapphires; 0.25 ct white sapphires and 4.98. ct black diamonds.

Available from Stanley Korshak, this sells for USD$22,500.wendy-yue-jade-pagoda-ring-10235192-22500-side-2


Jewel of the day: Tinguely Bijoux Boulder Opal Cluster Ring

Yes, I am still very faithful in my love of opals. Here what used to be called a cocktail ring: a large cluster of boulder opals set in 14k yellow gold and accented with what look like blue and yellow topaz; pearl and possibly citrine or peridot? This is available for sale from Roseark; from Tinguely Bijoux it is available only in a size 8 and sells for USD$5,800.



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