A late-medieval ruff, necklace, table decoration or ornament? lemitcA-VC2; 30 plastic yoghurt containers; freshwaterpearls; onyx; nylon; 2012.
9 x 34 x 40 cm; 9.300,00 €

Coco Chanel was once quoted as saying, “Elegance is refusal.” Initially, this is a slightly unsettling statement. What did Madame Chanel mean by such a phrase? If we search deeper, we can perhaps ...


Vermeer’s Pearls

June 17, 2014

Johannes Vermeer was a painter of light. He lived and worked in Delft, the heart of Netherlands, during the golden age of Dutch art in the 17th century. Very little is known about his life, we only kn...


Fashion Pearl Jewellery

February 16, 2014

In a perfect world, we’d think that all women would desire fine over fashion jewellery.  That given a chance, women would choose anytime to wear precious pearls rather than simulated ones. But ...


The JAR Show at the MET

December 25, 2013

Joel Arthur Rosenthal would prefer that we use our own eyes to look at his creations in person or through the images in his books, rather than ask him too many questions. Working under his initials...


Paspaley’s Natural Pearl

November 25, 2013

Auction of the exquisite Aurora Pearl Paspaley’s ‘Aurora Pearl’ sold for almost USD $410,000, much more than the pre-estimate of USD $300,000, at the just concluded Christie’s Magnificent Jewe...


Contemporary Pearl Jewellery

November 10, 2013

Above: Mariko Mori, Planets Brooch, 2013. 18 ct white gold, South Sea pearls, Akoya pearls, broken glass bead, aurora bead, v glass bead and crystal. edition of 10. Photograph courtesy of Louisa Guin...


Above image:  Segmenti, 2012. Ring in silver, yellow gold, diamonds, South Sea pearl. Photograph courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Contemporary Artists and the Artist. In the Po...


The Pearl Show

September 15, 2013

Above: Grand Jete, gold with diamonds and two cultured baroque pearls by Geoffrey Rowlandson. London 1999. ¬© Geoffrey Rowlandson. Magnificent pearl tiaras worn by British and European high nobi...


Above: Belle Epoque Brooch /Pendant by  Fonsèque & Olive. French, c.1895.  Photo courtesy of Tadema Gallery.   Whereas design and craftsmanship were primarily valued by the jewellers of  ...


Above: Bodice ornament, gold with enamel, turquoise, abalone pearl and mother-of-pearl. George Fouquet. Paris c1900-1.Photo by Rudiger Floter ¬© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2013 On December 14,...


Above Piece: Brooch, Natural Brown Pearls set in Platinum and Diamonds. France, 1900. ¬© Albion Art Estate jewellery is a polite term for previously owned jewellery. They have a unique history, a l...


Pearl Lover

June 19, 2013

Top Photo by Cecil Beaton / Condé Nast Archive Born in Kentucky, Mona Bismarck was one of the most influential tastemakers of all time.  She was famous equally for her beauty and fashion sense, part...

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