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Jewel of the day: Cartier Les Oiseaux Libérés Pendant

Part of Cartier’s Flora and Fauna collection, the Oiseaux Libérés pendant is a lively parrot (I think) pave set with diamonds.

Cartier notes, “A symbol of optimism and liveliness, this characterful bird, paved with diamonds, opens the door of its golden cage to take flight into the open skies. A bird enamoured of freedom, designed in 1942 and now reinterpreted to give life to a precious brooch in vibrant colors.

Les Oiseaux Libérés necklace, 18K pink gold, emeralds, gray mother-of pearl, set with 244 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.07 carats.”

This piece sells for CDN$67,500.

Jewel of the day: Harmony Evening Star Necklace

Designed as a gift for an expectant mother, this is a pretty pendant that can be an out of the ordinary baby gift.

Made by Harmony, their Evening Star necklace can be customized with a different coloured ball in the locket. The company notes, “Our “Evening Star” Necklace features an attractive star design that symbolizes the beauty and light that your new baby will bring into this world. Because your life will never be brighter once your new miracle arrives; it will fill you with joy and hope for the future ahead. This necklace is abundantly plated in sterling silver and is nickle and lead free.”

This is currently on sale for USD$34.99

Jewel of the day: Bjorg Days Residue Necklace

This piece by Bjorg makes effective use of a piece of Herkimer diamond as the centrepiece of a caged pendant. The site explains, “Herkimer quartz ‘diamonds’ are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy.

Herkimer diamonds are the most powerful of all quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently.

This mineral owes its name to Herkimer County, New York, USA, the principal place where it is found. Each single stone is unique and hand selected to fit perfectly each piece of BJØRG jewellery.”

The VAT-free price of this sterling silver pendant is €252.

Jewel of the day: Edwardian Paste Pendant

Though I started my collection with costume dress clips, I soon became fascinated by the sterling and paste pieces popular in Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.Though the stones may be glass (generally) the workmanship is very fine and the look tends to be convincingly of the periods depicted.

This Edwardian pendant is a good case in point. It is sterling silver set with clear crystals and one blue cushion cut stone in the centre, accented with pearls. It sells for USD$155 from Etsy seller br2too.

Jewel of the day: Diane Kordas Star Line Amulette Necklace

This diamond pave necklace by Diane Kordas is  exclusive to Stone and Strand. This pendant is set with .35 carats of diamonds in 18k gold. Although it’s pictured on a chain, the site doesn’t mention if that is included.

This sells for USD$3,615.

Jewel of the day: Faberge Diamond Enamel Gold Pendant

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Faberge piece that was as streamlined as this, with a bloomed gold finish. Etsy seller Romanov explains, “Made by Faberge Moscow branch between 1899 and 1908. The matte gold pendant is designed as a triangular shaped gold plaque with rounded corners (resembles kokoshnik, a traditional Russian head-dress worn by women and girls) with an openwork flying stork caring a diamond. The wings of the stork accented with rose-cut diamonds and a ruby.
The lower border of the plaque is decorated with four appliques engraved with diagonal lines and covered with translucent blue and golden enamel, apparently, to resemble a cloudy sky. The two enameled triangular side drops imitate Old-Slavonic kolts (pendants attached to a female head-dress). 22 old brilliant cut and 4 rose cut diamonds. Estimated total diamond weight 3 carats. Height 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)

The central flexible drop with bezel-set diamonds is flanked by two triangular drops which are covered with aquamarine blue enamel with golden shades. Marked on rim with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard (14K) with initials of the Moscow assay master Ivan Lebedkin, and ‘ KФ ‘ in Cyrillic for Carl Faberge. The detachable suspension ring is struck with assay mark and assayer’s initials of Ivan Lebedkin.”

This piece sells for USD$25,000.


Jewel of the day: Voz Jewelry May the Bridges I Burn Necklace

Voz Jewelry has twisted an old adage and turned it into a quirky pendant. They’ve stamped, “May the bridges I burn light the way” onto dog tags you can wear to showcase your own independent spirit.

These are available in either brass or aluminum with an 18 inch chain. They sell for USD$27.


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: Shimell and Madden Four Circle Pendant

By Shimell and Madden, this is classic and elegant: a textured gold circle set with a .20 diamond in the centre. (There are also matching earrings.) They describe it as, “a transfixing handcrafted pendant necklace in heavily textured 18 karat Yellow Gold set with brilliant cut white diamonds 0.20ct.

Part of the AW17 Symmetry’ Collection by Shimell & Madden, a beautifully modern collection of pieces inspired by classical mathematics and ancient architecture. Distincitive, delicate and geometric, the collection is rooted in a disciplined mathematical approach to aesthetics. the idea of ‘Balanced Beauty’.”

This sells for £1,680.


Jewel of the day: Jo Hayes Ward Parquet Crescent Necklace

The baguette diamonds set to mimic the woodwork of a parquet floor makes me think of the 1970s – but in a good way. By Jo Hayes Ward, it’s rendered in 18k yellow gold with seven baguette diamonds (carat weight not indicated) and a length of 50 cm.

This sells for €2, 200.


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