IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Monica Vinader Riva Pod Bracelet

Monica Vinader is likely best known for her various friendship bracelets, available in different metals and with different stones, and meant to be stacked. This piece is somewhat more delicate, with an oval form picked out in diamonds. The setting is 18k rose gold vermeil (plated sterling silver) set with .04 carats of diamonds.

This sells for £195.

Jewel of the day: Monique Pean Rutile Triangular Ring with Black Diamonds

Monique Pean makes lavish jewels with a statement look and price. About the designer: “As the premier sustainable fine jewelry collection, MONIQUE PÉAN raises awareness of art, culture and global environmental issues through design. MONIQUE PÉAN is known for its sculptural and structural one-of-a-kind pieces and unique materials and is committed to partnering with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship. MONIQUE PÉAN pieces are handmade by master artisans in New York City using sustainable materials sourced globally through fair trade initiatives. Proceeds from MONIQUE PÉAN sales contribute to global philanthropic organizations which provide clean drinking water and basic sanitation to people in developing countries.

Monique PÉAN launched her eponymous socially responsible and sustainable fine jewelry company in 2006. In 2009, Péan was one of the recipients of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and received Tiffany & Co.’s former CEO Michael Kowalski as her mentor. Most recently, Péan was a recipient of the 2015 Wallpaper* magazine design award for “Best Jewellery.” Péan was raised in the Washington D.C. area and received her B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.”

This ring is described as a rutile triangular ring with black diamond pavé, 18 carat recycled oxidized white gold, 1.75 TCW. It sells for USD$12,615.

 

Jewel of the day: Vrai & Oro Trillion Diamond Necklace

So you’re in the mood for some new bling but don’t have the bucks for something big and sparkly? Little and sparkly can also work quite well, as attested to by this bezel set diamond necklace by Vrai & Oro.

This is set in 14k gold (your choice of white, yellow or rose) set with a .15 carat diamond. This sells for USD$555 for a pendant with an attached 15 inch chain or $560 for an 18 inch chain.

 

Jewel of the day: Annie Costello Brown Mini Rain Earrings

These sterling silver shoulder duster earrings (they are four inches long) by Annie Costello Brown pack quite the punch. Three strands of half circles give them an almost wind chime look, though if they tinkle like wind chimes, that would probably drive me a little bit crazy. But, as the saying goes, you have to suffer to be beautiful. No?

These sell for USD$295 at Net-A-Porter.

 

Jewel of the Day: Jacob & Co x Kanye West Madonna and Child Pendant

This item is available at Paris’s Colette, which shocked the fashion world a few weeks ago by announcing that they are closing later this year. But the store and site are going strong for now, and you can find the Jacob & Co./Kanye West collaboration there.

They describe this piece as, “Madonna and Child” Medallion Necklace, 18K yellow gold, large size. colette welcomes the collaboration between Jacob Arabov and Kanye West. The 18K gold collection draws from 14th century Florentine art such as Donatello’s base-relief portraits, and evoke a certain classical romance.”

This is selling for $16,839.68$14,033.07 less French VAT.

Jewel of the day: Tom Wood Patriot Topaz Ring

The label Tom Wood is actually the creation of Norwegian designer Mona Jansen. This ring is available for sale on a Japanese web site and it’s rather short on descriptive details. The title indicate that it is topaz, but I’m not 100% sure of that. (Wood’s own site says the stone is spinel and sterling silver).

This sells for ¥ 74,520(tax included).

 

Jewel of the day: Lara Melchior Sautoir III Necklace

This high karat gold piece by Lara Melchior has the look of antiquity to it. The pendant is 24K yellow gold inset with diamonds, hung on an 18K gold chain.

This is a special order item; it sells for USD$1,886.

Jewel of the day: Charlotte Chesnais Art Ring Set

I’m kind of in love with these rings by Charlotte Chesnais. They are sold as a set but of course can be worn separately or together. The site notes that the largest and smallest rings have a reflective finish and that the middle sized ring has a matte finish. These are 18k gold plated sterling silver (vermeil).

They sell for USD$1,100.

Jewel of the day: Sophie Buhai Margaritte Bracelet

Los Angeles-based Sophie Buhai offered this as part of her spring collection. It’s sterling silver with an intriguing hook and eye clasp. This is offered as part of Nordstrom’s SPACE collection of emerging designers.

It sells for USD$1,500.

 

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