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The Colourful Gems of the Islands of Fiji

The Colourful Gems of the Islands of Fiji

A Conversation with Claude Prevost, Owner and Founder at Civa Fiji Pearl Farm In the pristine waters off the Fiji Islands, the pearl-producing Pinctada Margaritifera mollusk flourishes. Just like its cousin, the “black-lipped” Tahitian oyster, the Fiji oyster has been successfully cultivated at pearl farms in Fiji, especially over the past two decades. The Fiji cultured pearls are one of the rarest pearls produced through pearl cultivation, because as the name suggests, the oyster is native to the waters around…

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A Conversation with Apurva Kothari, Founder and Jewellery Designer at SAVAAB Jewels

A Conversation with Apurva Kothari, Founder and Jewellery Designer at SAVAAB Jewels

Exquisite High Jewellery, Wearable Art “Inspired by Heritage, Fueled by Legacy, Carried Forward by Innovation” is how SAVAAB Jewels describe their ethos, and this is the absolute, unvarnished truth about this high jewellery brand. SAVAAB Jewels is the modern realization of Indian heritage, the family legacy of the founder, Apurva Kothari, and jewellery craftsmanship techniques of the twenty-first century. While their pieces do take their inspiration from India’s storied past, the story they tell is very contemporary and unmistakably international…

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Christopher Walling Jewelry Debuts New Store in the Heart of Park Avenue

Christopher Walling Jewelry Debuts New Store in the Heart of Park Avenue

In this climate of the Covid 19 pandemic, every little piece of good news is relished with delight. One such sparkling news is the opening of a new pop-up store by jewellery designer Christopher Walling. Located at 485 Park Avenue (at the northeast corner of 58th Street) in Manhattan, Christopher’s new store has four rooms with a very comfortable, parlour-like feel to them. Decorated with an eclectic mix of furniture, people stepping into the store are immediately struck by its…

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A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Thomas Dailing

A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Thomas Dailing

Jewellery Designer, Sculptor, Inventor…and Philosopher When I first saw some pieces designed and handcrafted by jewellery designer Thomas Dailing , founder and owner at Thomas Dailing Designs, I was left speechless! Not only were the gemstones and colours of the pieces simply exquisite, but the composition and forms of the pieces were like nothing I had ever seen before. My mind told me that these are fine jewellery pieces but my heart said that it would be unfair to box…

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A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Gearry Suen

A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Gearry Suen

A Young Jewellery Designer with Exceptional Style and Great Promise Once in a while a young jewellery designer comes along who completely shakes our perceptions about what art jewellery should look like and gives art jewellery a completely new path to go on. Gearry Suen is one such jewellery designer. Gearry Suen, Winner for Overall Excellence from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and RCA Jewellery and Metal Designs, MA, crafts stunning jewellery pieces that are at once highly creative…

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A Conversation with Gemmologist Lauriane Lognay at Rippana Gems

A Conversation with Gemmologist Lauriane Lognay at Rippana Gems

A Gemmologist with a Love for Lapidary Art and Jewellery Design I have always been fascinated with gemmology. This is a science and it deals with gemstones which, in my books is both exciting and very glamourous. In my eyes, gemmologists are part gemstone and jewellery detectives and part explorers. So, when I got an opportunity to interview Lauriane Lognay, President at Rippana Inc., as you can imagine, I was completely thrilled. Rippana Inc. is a coloured gemstones wholesale company…

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Hanashinju, Gorgeous and Brilliant Pearls

Hanashinju, Gorgeous and Brilliant Pearls

The Story of the Art of Pearl Faceting Fascinated, utterly and completely, is how I would describe myself when I saw my first faceted pearl. This was innovation, a completely novel idea which had given pearls something of a “make-over.” Like a gemstone with so many different surfaces and planes, a faceted pearl has the ability to reflect light and create a scintillating and resplendent luminosity that is hard to ignore. The thing with faceted pearls is that you cannot…

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A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Christopher Walling

A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Christopher Walling

Jeweller Par Excellence and a Trail Blazer in so many ways It is rare to come across a fine jewellery designer whose design repertoire is as panoramic as that of Christopher Walling. From very modern, contemporary and edgy pieces all the way to jewellery designs evoking the romance of bygone times, Christopher’s fine jewellery pieces are breathtaking in every sense of the word. His influence on modern jewellery is undeniable. Described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting…

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