Ken Leach, a scented story of a collector
Not so long ago I made a selection of pomanders, a functional pendant made from precious metals with several small compartments for different fragrances. Worn around the neck or waist, it was thought to be a protection against infections and
Didier Haspeslagh: Braque’s birds in precious detail
Thinking about the symbols of the last years in fashion, art and in the world itself, we couldn't find the better fitted image than a bird. There are many of them in jewellery, some represented the hardest time, some gave
In Paris: The Road to Samarkand
The Arab World Institute in Paris (Institut du Monde Arabe), IMA, together with the Uzbekistan Art and Culture Development Foundation, invites us to step inside mysterious and fascinating world of Samarkand and discover its treasures. Their exhibition "Sur les routes de
5 Iconic Birds Interpretations In Jewelry
In this article I invite you to enjoy the originality and ingenuity of some iconic birds jewelry made by the important artists in the XX century and the variety of reading and emotions they convey.
Searching the origins of contemporary jewellery
Mario Pinton, Francesco Pavan, and Giampaolo Babetto jewellery - it looks as modern, complete in the concept and up-to-date as none of runaway collections today.
Jewelry guide to Tbilisi, Giorgia
Tbilisi turned out to be a true revelation for me. You either fall in love with it at first sight or you never will. In this city western and eastern motifs are intertwined in a bizarre manner. Orthodox churches, paved
Alphonse Mucha’s jewellery as extension of his art
Alfons Maria Mucha's creations go back to the end of the XIX century, during a period of changes and reinterpretations. "Le Style Mucha" became the embodiment of artistic searches, the Art Nouveau that originated in Belgium and France.
Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan
Imagine the reflection of different colors in the water, their play and sparkle in the sun rays of the. There above the fountain was an amazingly beautiful stained glass ceiling, destroyed during the bombing in 1943. It is located inside
Ornament Art Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
As I was planning a trip to Georgia I selected several interesting spots I intended on visiting. The "Ornament" art gallery especially caught my attention. I'm not sure if it was the name, so creative, accurate and captivating at the
Erté: “Art-to-wear” jewellery
Fashion and theatrical costume designer, graphic artist and sculptor, he remains i art history's brightest representative of the Art Deco style. Roman Petrovich Tyrtov, who called himself Erté after the French pronunciation of his initials, was one of the most