Jewelry & Watches

Palmiero Jewellery Design creates The Garden of Emotions

Nature has always been a constant source of inspiration to artists and jewelers alike. Valenza-based Carlo Palmiero, designer and founder Palmiero Jewellery Design, is no exception and often gets inspired by nature and its creations. His contemporary designs, such as Four Seasons-Haiku’ collection, Canvas, Tremblant, Enchanted Forests, portray a remarkable rendition in diamonds and gemstones with a precious palette of colors. “What fascinates me the most is that jewels represent a means of expression and by preserving their charm over time, they become the object of timeless desire,” says Carlo, whose Intrecci rings and Animal motif jewels reveal his fascination for intricate design.

Most part of Carlo’s jewelry is handmade at their “modern laboratory-atelier,” especially the important designs. His signature style is all about color shades on perfectly made pavé since his foray into the world of jewellery making: trees, flowers, fishes, dragons, crocodiles and peacocks have all been brought to life by this master jeweler through his extravagantly colorful interpretations that create splendid optical illusions.

Deeply fascinated by Hollywood icons like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman, the Italian designer brought out a line of timepieces as homage to these actresses. “I have always admired the timeless elegance of the most unforgettable cinema icons and thus inspired to create these equally timeless watches,” he says. The Cinema Collection, equipped with Swiss Quartz Movement ETA, is crafted in 18kt white gold and set with diamonds and sapphires. “It is probable that we will add more pieces to the collection, as there are still great actresses to pay homage to,” he adds.

Palmiero Jewellery Design recently unveiled their newest collection at Vicenza. Nature and floral motifs, once again, take centre-stage in The Garden of Emotions – a joyful collection that celebrates blossoms, wherein Roseto, Wildflowers, Floral Treasures and Winged Flowers are embellished with a rich sprinkling of pavéd gems. Interestingly, the Wildflower rings with gem encrusted petal motifs feature briolette-cuts sapphires. “I have been using them for quite a long time, anticipating the contemporary trend,” says the visionary jeweler.

 

Smitha Sadanandan

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Ella Balinska, the New Ambassador of Cartier’s Panthere

We always need an extra dose of positive energy in our lives and Ella Balinska is here to give us just that. As the new ambassador of the “Panthère de Cartier” collection, this young British actress has joined the team of gorgeous and fierce women like Jeanne Toussaint, the Duchess of Windsor, María Félix and Daisy Fellowes. All of these stunning ladies form a community of strong personalities that were charmed by the same House, the amazing Cartier.

When we take a look at Ella Balinska’s biography we revel in her different talents as she’s not only a distinguished actress but a martial arts expert as well which made her perfect for her latest role among the angels in the 2019 sequel of the movie “Charlie’s Angels” that was released this November. Intense yet feminine, bold yet elegant, both in her acting and real life, Ella Balinska is definitely the perfect ambassador for this breathtaking collection the French luxury house pampered us with.

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Ear Cuffs, the New Style Stars

Cover Photo Courtesy of Piaget

If there is one thing we women are sure of, it would definitely be our love for jewelry. And what’s better than exquisite pieces, is the creations that have a trendy twist and allow us to take a walk on the wild side. The pieces we’re talking about are undoubtedly ear cuffs, those creations that got us hooked from the very first sight.

Among all the creations that saw the light this year, ear cuffs stand out and take the lead in proving the jewelry houses’ creativity. From medium to high jewelry, these pieces will certainly never fail in taking your style to new heights and adding the right amount of pizzazz to your look.

Although these ear sparklers hide behind your ear on their way up, their charm lies in the way they reveal their beauty on the upper side or in some cases on the side. And for the jewelers’ way in feeding our need for statement pieces, we’re forever grateful!

Care to join us and check out the pieces we chose for you? Here you go, and you’re welcome!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Versace, Gorgon Claw ear cuff
Piaget, Vegetal Laces high jewelry ear cuff
Akillis, Python ear cuff
 
CHANEL, Comète Perles ear cuff
 
Boucheron, Nuri high jewelry ear cuff
 
Messika Paris, Desert Bloom high jewelry ear cuff
 
Dior, Gem Dior high jewelry ear cuff

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Spice It Up with These Statement Watches

Cover Photo Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Packing a statement is a thing now. Not only are women looking for pieces that allow them to stand out from the pack, but men are also after the same thing. As a stylish man yourself, we’re sure you know that watches are one of the ways you can spice up your look. In fact, nothing beats a watch when it comes to adding style to your wrist and embodying your sophisticated taste.

That said, you should be aware that a statement timepiece is not only limited to the complications that it features, as its design is the first thing you see and if you’re using it to add a stylish flair to your look, it becomes a quintessential part of the equation.

Luckily for you, most watchmaking houses understand your need to stand out by releasing timepieces that pack a statement. While H. Moser & Cie chose to fully adorn a white gold case with sparkling white diamonds and set it against a black dial and straps to create a great contrast fit for a man’s wrist, Audemars Piguet boldly embedded an octagonal middle case within a round case. These 2 are nothing but an example of the creativity that watchmakers uncovered this year and the watches we picked for you will tell you more about statement watches. 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph watch
 
Bovet, Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One watch
 
Girard-Perregaux, Laureato Absolute Carbon Glass
 
de Grisogono, New Retro Steel watch
 
Cartier, Santos de Cartier Skeleton Noctambule watch
 
Hublot, Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Red Magic watch
 
Ulysse Nardin, Skeleton X watch
 
Armin Strom, Dual Time Resonance Sapphire watch
 
Hautlence, Vagabonde Tourbillon watch

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Dazzle Them with CHANEL’s new Coco Crush Fine Jewelry Collection

The “Matelasse” is known as the quilted pattern that distinguishes CHANEL’s collection Coco Crush. It provides us with amazing pieces that shook the fine jewelry world through each of its rings, bracelets, earrings and other breathtaking marvels. The designs have the famous pattern engraved into the gold – of which they are made – making them shine through its feminine lines. Gold is used in its different colors – white, yellow and rose gold – along with the shiny diamonds that add to the charm of some of these designs, which will make you definitely fall in love with the simplicity and modern spirit the House is expressing once again through its unique creations.  

Radical, feminine and timeless is what describes this collection best. We gathered some of our favorite Coco Crush designs to help you better understand the beauty we are talking about. So, what do you think? Do you feel like adding some charm to your jewelry box?

Coco Crush double ring

Coco Crush bracelet

Coco Crush earrings

Coco Crush bracelet

Coco Crush earrings

Coco Crush bracelet

Coco Crush earrings

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Shine Bright with Rose Dior Pop Collection

For the 20th anniversary of Dior’s jewelry world, Victoire de Castellane designed the amazing Rose Dior Pop collection. The latter reinterprets the rose flower – which holds a special place in Monsieur Dior’s heart – in boldly hued lacquer versions of different colors like violet, blue, green, pink and red. These gold rings are adorned with five petals which are centered with a matching colored stone that illuminates each of the pieces in a special way, creating a beautiful contrast with the white diamonds. And the result? A beautiful rose wrapped around your fingers but with thorns that will make you smile!     

There’s no better way to embody the remarkable savoir-faire of Dior’s jewelry workshops other than with these shining colorful rings that reflect the passion for color shared by Victoire de Castellane and Christian Dior. Elegant, sensual and unique, these breathtaking pieces will adorn your fingers perfectly. Luckily for us, these vivid creations are now available in the Middle East. I know I’m getting mine now, but what are YOU waiting for?

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Black & Gold, a Combination of Time-lessness

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/vancleefarpels

Black is a timeless color in its own right, so what if it was paired with a gold case that reveals time in absolute elegance? It’s a dreamy marriage that lasts a lifetime and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Regardless of the color of gold, it will certainly add to the charm of the piece when set against the strong black of the watch’s dial, straps or both. So, take your pick of white, yellow or pink gold cases that embrace your wrist with a sophisticated black strap. And for an additional touch of sparkle, diamonds come to make this blend more complete in the eyes of the elegant woman and redefine casual exquisiteness in their own way.

And just in case you were wondering whether the size of the watch would make it look sportier, we assure you that it won’t. In fact, the watches that we carefully chose for you will actually prove the opposite. So, the verdict? Black and gold always scream luxury. Join us below to take a look at our marvelous picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Cartier, Baignoire Allongée watch
 
Hermès, Galop d’Hermès watch
 
de Grisogono, Lovivi watch
 
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rendez-Vous Moon watch
 
Boucheron, Serpent Bohème watch
Dior, Dior VIII Montaigne Clair de Lune watch – Limited edition
 
Montblanc, Bohème Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch – limited to 100 pieces
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda 1950 Stone-Set watch
 
Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Cocktail watch
CHANEL, Première Boy Tweedy Strap watch
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Sweet Alhambra watch
 
Chopard, Happy Sport Oval watch

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