This is what it looks like…
Not like it’s a race, but we’ve managed roughly 30 jewelry appointement in 3 days. This is what Paris is about during Couture Week : to some extent it’s intense! But that’s what we love about it: we discover new talents or rediscover brands we love; we enjoy looking at new collections with mesmerized eyes, touch unique gems no-one has ever seen before and sometimes we get to try them. Above all, weeks like that enable us to get a feeling of the jewelry trends shaping the year. But we’ll get back to that later…
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN – DE BEERS
THE ONLY SNAKE THAT SHE’S NOT AFRAID OF – ELIE TOP
For the last decade, Elie Top has proven us right when it comes to jewelry creativity. He pushed the boundaries of mixing gold and blackened silver with unique and exquisite precious stones even further. Featuring this unmatched pair of earrings, the pair of pristine emeralds are set either on the top of the snake’s head or held like a prey, the best kind. The articulated body of the animal follows the natural movement of the head when attached to the ear. Not to mention that the blend of metals gives not only texture but an interesting and substantial weight that can easily be worn all day long.
HERE IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE EARCUFF YOU CAN EVER TRY ON – ANA KHOURI
Ana Khouri is more than just a jewelry designer, she’s an artist. Known for her earcuffs, she has been working for decades on how to transform what looks like a singular earring intro a true expression of style. Since Covid hit, she has been expanding the limits of her jewelry through sculptural designs. Earlier this month, the auction house Christie’s created an exhibition in her honor: Artist and Jeweler- featuring Ana Khouri’s latest work. Off all the beauties Eleonor tried on, her favorite was this stunning Earpiece that requires no hole… set with diamonds an a dangling Oval Rubellite.
THE BLUE THAT MATCHES HER EYES – DAVID MORRIS
Rare Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines have long been a David Morris signature, but also Eleonor’s favorite stone. As it has become more rare to source due to over mining but also about not finding other deposit locations Paraiba Tourmalines are genuinely rare stones and have become outreagously expensive. Those Peacock earrings, as David Morris likes to call them, they feature two massive cabochon electric-blue set upside down with the culet facing up ( it’s the point at the base of the gem) surrounded with pear-cut diamonds and small oval-cut paraibas.