Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jewelry!

Today's post is a veritable jewelry trunk show, consisting of pieces from new designers I discovered at an accessory show in Paris, as well as customized items from jewelry makers I've worked with for many years. Also introducing the 2019 Autumn/Winter collection of long gemstone necklaces, for which I sourced the stones in the heat of last summer. I hope you like the new pieces and enjoy the presentation against the Southern French autumnal backdrop, captured on walks with my little dachshunds.

The prices range from 9.95 EUR to 169 EUR:

 9.95 EUR - Biba Crystal bracelets (here)
49 EUR - Gemstone bracelets (here)
49 EUR - Gemstone Pendant necklaces (here)
169 EUR - Long Gemstone necklaces (here)



Index Palmarum 90 Silk Twill in an Asymmetrical Wrap with a long gemstone necklace in Noir/Agate/Tiger's Eye (available here). Gemstone bracelet in taupe (here) and Hermes Clic H bracelet in Marron Glacé. Sweater by Zara (here).




L'Instruction du Roy cashmere/silk GM in the basic bias fold with long gemstone necklace as above, a Biba crystal bracelet (available here), and a Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe.




Parures des Samourais 90 Silk Twill in an Asymmetrical Wrap with a Chocolat Noir/Agate/Carnelian (available here) long gemstone necklace, a Gemstone bracelet in Lagoon (here) and a Biba Crystal bracelet (here). Hermes Picotin 22 in Sanguine with a bag insert in Bagatelle Corail (here).


Detail of the above: Black Agate stones and Chocolat Noir tassels:



Scarf and bag as above (scarf in a Bib knot) with a Chestnut/Carnelian/Citrine long gemstone necklace (available here) and a Gemstone bracelet in Sienna (here).



Monsieur et Madame in a basic bias fold with a Chestnut/Carnelian/Citrine necklace (as above), a Gemstone bracelet in taupe (here) and Biba Crystal bracelet (here).

 

Carnelian beads - color variations:





Gemstone bracelets in Sienna with large tear-drop and faceted round Agate beads (here):





Gemstone bracelets in Lagoon with large tear-drop and faceted round Agate beads (here):




Gemstone bracelets in Taupe with oval Agate and round Jasper beads (here):





Gemstone Pendant necklaces with semi-precious stones (available here)





Silver/Labradorite Gemstone Pendant necklace (here) and a Hermes Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc.





Biba Crystal bracelets (available here)



With a Gemstone Pendant necklace in Silver/Labradorite (here) and a Biba Crystal bracelet (here). Hermes Chaine d'Ancre Optique and Quadrige printed enamel bracelets and Picotin 22 in Etoupe.





Gemstone Pendant Necklace in Gold/Pyrite (here) and Gemstone bracelet in taupe (here). Hermes Charniere bracelet in black lizard.



Pyrite/Gold Gemstone Pendant - detail:





Damier cashmere/silk GM with a Gemstone Pendant Necklace in Gold/Tourmaline (here), a Biba Crystal bracelet (here) and a Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire



Semi-precious Tourmaline gemstone - detail



Gemstone Pendant Necklace in Gold/Citrine (here), a Biba Crystal bracelet (here), and Gemstone bracelets in Taupe and Sinna (here). Hermes Charniere bracelet in black lizard.



Semi-precious Citrine gemstone - detail:





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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Zero-Gravity Scarf Rings and a New Scarf!

When the stars align...is there a better way to introduce a new scarf ring-type than with a new scarf!

This ring is born out of the love of how a scarf looks when worn off-center and having to find a way to beat the forces of gravity, which pull even the lightest silks swiftly back to the center.

I am so pleased with the resulting ring, which I named Zero-Gravity in honor of a job well done. It lets you arrange your scarf into an off-center position and keeps it there securely in place all day long. The scarf itself doesn't get pierced, of course. You attach the pin, just like a brooch, to your clothing only. To order, or to read more about how to use it, please click here

The Zero-Gravity Classique scarf ring comes in black/gold, as below, as well as in orange and cream with gold rims, and in black, orange, and ivory with silver rims. Available here


The Index Palmarum beautifully combines my love for nature and Hermes silks. The description on hermes.com (referring to the amazingly diverse colors and shapes of the palm species depicted on the scarf) sums it up perfectly:

"Is anything more creative than Mother Nature herself?"

My answer would, of course, be "no," but in this instance, Hermès' colorists come in a close second...the Ivoire/Vert Olive/Amande CW (01) is just fabulous - the colors are strong and at the same time soft without being too bright or washed out. The icing on the cake? A taupe contrast hem!

Hope you enjoy the Index Palmarum in all its off-center beauty!

xxx

Here in a Twist Wrap, worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Black/Gold (here)


Index Palmarum - Ref No: H003366S CW01 (Ivoire/Vert Olive/Amande). Click here to see it on hermes.com


In a Criss-Cross Bow knot, worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Cream/Gold (here)


Zero-Gravity Classique scarf ring in Black/Silver (also comes in Orange/Silver and Ivory/Silver):


In an Asymmetrical Wrap, worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Cream/Gold (here):


Zebra Pegasus in a Twist Wrap, worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Black/Silver (here):


Index Palmarum - detail:


In a Cross-Slide with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (available here)



In a Criss-Cross knot, worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Cream/Gold (here):


In Cream/Gold:



Ex-Libris en Kimonos in a Jabot knot worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Orange/Gold (here):



In a Criss-Cross Bow knot, worn off-center with a Zero-Gravity Grande Classique scarf ring in Ivory/Silver (here):




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