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Chris Davies, An Innovative Jewellery Designer with the Soul of a Renaissance Master

Chris Davies, An Innovative Jewellery Designer with the Soul of a Renaissance Master

It was in the Renaissance period, that artists started using light to illuminate and define their art. In fact, very often light was used as an integral element of the piece of art itself. When you look at a Chris Davies’ jewels, you are struck by the same feeling. In his jewels light is a palpable part of the piece, wherein each jewel is designed to maximise the play of light on the gems and metal. To my knowledge, no…

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Are Virtual Try On Apps Permanently Redefining Jewellery Retail Space?

Are Virtual Try On Apps Permanently Redefining Jewellery Retail Space?

Last year in May, when Chaumet launched its Augmented Reality (AR) filter on Instagram and Snapchat, all social media was inundated with images of people trying on tiaras in conventional and sometimes not-so-conventional ways. Later, in summer, Bulgari’s virtual unveiling of its The Baroko High Jewellery collection came with an exclusive, invitation-only app for smart phones, which allowed users to virtually put on a jewel from the collection and save their image as a selfie. Almost half a year later,…

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When Jewels Speak the Language of Love

When Jewels Speak the Language of Love

Valentine’s Day gifts that say it all! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, finding beautiful and meaningful gifts requires planning and patience. While chocolates and red roses have their own place in gift giving traditions, a gift of jewellery says so much more. Expressing your love with jewellery, to me, is a revelation of who you are, as a person and as a person who loves. What you choose for your loved one is a declaration, in the form…

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Looking Forward to a Year of Strength and Hopefulness

Looking Forward to a Year of Strength and Hopefulness

Pantone’s Colours of 2021 Enduring and uplifting is how Pantone has described its choice of colours for 2021. To be honest, as unlikely a marriage of colours as one could have imagined, Illuminating (13-0647) and Ultimate Grey (17-5104) do symbolize strength and hopefulness, two qualities we are striving towards this year after the train wreck of a year that was 2020. I have often wondered about the impact of Pantone’s Colour(s) of the Year on jewellery trends. It’s easy to…

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The Story of the Silver and Gold Trinket Box

The Story of the Silver and Gold Trinket Box

When the pandemic lockdown started here in Canada, in mid-March, there was an overwhelming sense of panic which we all experienced- will we be all right? This, however, was slowly replaced by the realization that now that we had time on our hands, how was it to be utilized in the best possible manner? For Carlos Grobler, bespoke jewellery designer and owner at Aurelio Fine Metal Studio, there was a very heart touching commission, which among his many other projects,…

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Instagram Profile of the Month for March 2020

Instagram Profile of the Month for March 2020

Its been a little more than a month since Canada (and most of the world) went into a state of emergency and now we are already halfway through April. The year seems to be going by very quickly, but I cannot say the same about the days of the week (that is if you can keep track of them). Some days seem to pass by in a blur while others simply drag their way to dinner and bedtime. However, in…

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My Favourite Instagram Profile for February 2020

My Favourite Instagram Profile for February 2020

Yes, it is that time, when I nominate my favourite Instagram profile for the month. Since Instagram is a visual social media platform, my decisions are mainly based on the images and captions that go with them. Aesthetically pleasing and varied photographs focusing on jewelry really make for a riveting Instagram profile. Instagram Profile for February For the month of February, my favourite Instagram profile is @samira13jewelry. Samira 13 Jewelry are based in Los Angeles, California and designer Samira Sizdahkhani…

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Beautiful Pearls For Valentine’s Day

Beautiful Pearls For Valentine’s Day

These days everywhere I see, there are Valentine hearts accompanied by feeling of love and happiness. I’ve often heard people say that for them, every day is like Valentine’s Day, and that may just be true. However, 14th February does push you to go the extra mile, to do just a little bit more to show your true feelings. The build up to Valentine’s Day is especially exciting, because there are so many ways to express your feelings. However, saying…

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