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
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.
The eye of my beloved
This is a story of a jewellery, but also a story about different kinds of love - romantic one, the mother’s devotion to her child and the master’s passion about their creations.
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
Marc Koven, his caged jewels and more
Not a long time ago I discovered a new for me name in jewellery history. It's Marc Koven. It has been written about him really very little.
Jewels tell a story
In small medieval town of Elba Island Capoliveri there is a museum entirely dedicated to the shipwreck of the steamship Polluce. I just happened to be there and was impressed by the story of its recovery and capacity of only
I would like to write my thoughts about the collection by Greek jeweler Ilias Lalaounis with a geometric pattern in the form of a labyrinth. Its name made me wonder. It's called Choreographism. In the ancient Greek choreo means dance,