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28 September 2021

EGONlab – incredible and wonderful jewelry

The leitmotiv of this French label is to abolish the borders between masculine and feminine. But what do “masculine” or “feminine” even mean when applied to jewelry?

The leitmotiv of this French label is to abolish the borders between masculine and feminine. But what do “masculine” or “feminine” even mean when applied to...

28 September 2021

Finger jewelry: when rings mutate...

Our bodies can be modified more and more easily. With these finger ornaments, jewelry designers are blurring the boundaries between the physical and the mechanical.

Our bodies can be modified more and more easily. With these finger ornaments, jewelry designers are blurring the boundaries between the physical and the mechanical.

22 August 2021

Marion Delarue: variations on kanzashi, kushi and kogai

A graduate in Contemporary Jewelry of the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, Marion Delarue respects the classical forms of the Japanese comb and spikes.

A graduate in Contemporary Jewelry of the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, Marion Delarue respects the classical forms of the Japanese comb and...

27 July 2021

"Sixième Sens" by Cartier …

Provoke extra-sensory perceptions… This is an old and recurring preoccupation and for good reason: one of the founding acts of Cartier was the mysterious clock imagined in 1912 based on the idea of a magician !

Provoke extra-sensory perceptions... This is an old and recurring preoccupation and for good reason: one of the founding acts of Cartier was the mysterious clock...

17 July 2021

Nardi, the Moor of Venice

Alberto Nardi is the third-generation representative of the Venetian jeweler well-known for its Moorish heads. A type of jewelry he champions, despite the controversies aroused by cancel culture in English-speaking countries.

Alberto Nardi is the third-generation representative of the Venetian jeweler well-known for its Moorish heads. A type of jewelry he champions, despite the...

31 March 2021

Has humor deserted the jewelry world?

The very timely exhibition, “Comic break: humor in the jewelry world” by Van Cleef & Arpels, highlights a completely marginal subject in today’s jewelry: humor.

The very timely exhibition, "Comic break: humor in the jewelry world” by Van Cleef & Arpels, highlights a completely marginal subject in today's jewelry: humor.

29 March 2021

Jewelry that makes fun of jewelry

Avant-garde designers are turning to humor and irony to subvert the conventions of classic jewelry. Their favorite targets: the preciousness of materials.

Avant-garde designers are turning to humor and irony to subvert the conventions of classic jewelry. Their favorite targets: the preciousness of materials.

09 December 2020

Alina Alamorean, tormented jewelry

Part of Alina’s work, composed of pieces in movement and curves, is of a very strong sensuality. The other side of her work is darker, her jewelry sometimes resembling the paraphernalia of S&M …

Part of Alina's work, composed of pieces in movement and curves, is of a very strong sensuality. The other side of her work is darker, her jewelry sometimes...

08 December 2020

Karuna Balloo, textile horticulturist

The idea of a fabric flower comes from her native Mauritius – an island where African, Chinese, European and Indian influences intermingle…

The idea of a fabric flower comes from her native Mauritius – an island where African, Chinese, European and Indian influences intermingle...

12 November 2020

Isabelle Stanislas at The School of Jewelry Arts

After a brief introduction by art historian Cécile Lugand, master lacquerer Franck Cengizalp invited the six participants to practice techniques associated with Urushi lacquer: colour application, gold dusting and mother-of-pearl mosaic.

After a brief introduction by art historian Cécile Lugand, master lacquerer Franck Cengizalp invited the six participants to practice techniques associated with...

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