While there are many, many jewelry designers that I greatly admire there are only a few that I covet almost everything they ever made. I would have to say that the designer Suzanne Belperron is probably in my top 3 favorites. Why am I such a fan? There are three simple reasons; her talent, her vision and her excellent taste. Ms. Belperron’s jewelry has stood the test of time. It is as wearable today as it was when she created it. Madame Belperron was a daring style innovator ahead of her time.
The year of 2015 is the year of the goat and/or sheep. Goat/sheep, how can it be both? It seems rather impossible to confuse the two right?
China’s coming lunar new year has stirred a debate over which zodiac creature is the correct one, but Chinese folklorists dismiss the fixation on animals as missing the point.
James de Givenchy operating under the name of his firm Taffin, is creating the most impressive contemporary jewelry anywhere in the world. Givenchy’s use of gemstones and unexpected materials take his jewelry into the next century. He is quite simply, the master of design. De Givenchy grew up in Beauvais, France, a suburb of Paris where the Parfums Givenchy has its factory. Yes, he is from that family. His Father, Jean Claude Taffin de Givenchy and his uncle, Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, (the famous fashion designer) were both born there. Taffin as you can see, is a family name.
Everywhere you look outdoors in the month of November you are surrounded by the rich spectrum of autumnal colors. The yellows, oranges, reds and browns create a deep, warm color palette. The November birthstones of citrine and topaz capture those colors in a variety of shades. Rich, deep, saturated….COLOR! Autumnal colors layer well.