Sunday, November 17, 2019


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.

Index Palmarum 90 Silk Twill in an Asymmetrical Wrap

L'Instruction du Roy cashmere/silk GM in the basic bias fold and a Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe.

Parures des Samourais 90 Silk Twill in an Asymmetrical Wrap 

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:

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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  1. :-) Dear MaiTai,
    these new bracelets and necklaces look so pretty!
    As much as I like the tassle necklaces - I'm too short for them. I prefer the new ones, especially the ones you are wearing with your black outfit.
    Have a wonderful, colorful week!
    Big hug,
    Claudia :-)

    1. Hello dear Claudia, - thanks so much for your kind words! Happy you like the new additions and hope you had a wonderful Advent season. Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!

  2. What a joy to discover your post on a grey Monday morning! Your autumn impressions and beautiful new collections brighten up my day and I can’t wait to receive my order. You landed another hit, dearest MaiTai. Wishing you and all the swans a happy, serene and peaceful Advent time,
    Gingerbread greetings from Nuremberg,

    1. Thanks so much for emailing me your comment, dearest Katja. For the life of me I can not figure out why it didn't get through. The necklace looks absolutely stunning on you, love the combination of black and gold of your outfit and shawl. Have a wonderful 4th Advent!

  3. Such a beautiful AW collection you have designed, darling Tai!, surely settling the tone for the season ahead!
    Toasting you, yet again, to a collection well done!
    Wishing you and all gathered here a warm, cozy and loving run up to the holiday season!
    Mwahs T xx

    1. Happy you like the new pieces, darling Trudye, thanks so much for the lovely words! Most of the pieces are not my designs, but very happy finds. Hope you had a wonderful festive season so far and wishing you a very happy Christmas! Toasts to you and all swans xxx

  4. Congratulations on your beautiful collection, dearest Mai Tai. You always know how to blend photos of nature and new outfits beautifully. The result is perfect harmony.

    Have a wonderful beginning into the Christmas season, my dear.
    Much love, Manuela xx

    1. Thanks so much, my dearest Manuela. And you always know how to describe things in beautiful words <3 Hope you had a beautiful and festive December, filled with pre-Christmas joys and happy cozy times. Much love xxx

  5. I LOVE your style - I'm 32 years old and hoping to become elegant like you when I get older!

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment! So thrilled my pictures speak to you, it makes me think that timeless accessories create age-less looks ;) Happy holidays and hope to see you again in the chat corner!

  6. The Index Palmarum has the same "feel" as your 'La Marche du Zambèze' that if I didn't read what you wrote, I would have thought that it was the Zambèze. Do you still have your Zambèze?

    1. You are absolutely spot on! Even though the designs are completely different, the feel is very similar. I unfortunately no longer have the Zambèze, I lost it when travelling last year. Really miss that scarf and am so glad to have the Index Palmarum at least.