NEWS 1. BEST JEWELRY BOX EVER !
Boucheron reinvents the jewelry box in a durable and desirable object with NO PACK IS THE NEW PACK
It’s probably one of the very few times where the editorial team was struck by the same thing unanimously… For the last couple of years now, there has been a rising debate regarding the use and necessity of a jewelry box : this thing where your piece of jewelry is being put in at purchase. Although it feels and seems necessary it has been highly critisized because of its cost of production, made abroad from non-sustainable materials just to transport your jewel (or watch) from the store to your place : because everybody knows that we don’t use it afterwards !
Boucheron created an alternative not only clever but actually beautiful. In 2021, Hélène Poulit-Duquesne, CEO of Boucheron, asked the team to completely reinvent the jewelry box to keep pushing their primary objective of its Precious for the Future sustainable strategy. In doing-so the creative and R&D team came up two years later with completly new eco-designed cases : made of only 2 materials – aluminum and wool felt- this collection of 7 boxes reinvents the jewel box genre and marks a new first in the history of Place Vendôme.
NEWS 2. FUOCO IS OUT : THE NEW OCTO FINISSIMO COLLAB
Bvlgari – Chronopassion & Mo Coppoletta are back
The news you have all been waiting for is finally here : Bvlgari x Chronopassion x Mo Coppoletta have launched the 3rd iteration of the coolest collaboration of Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tattoo series. It resulted in a limited edition exclusively made for Chronopassion and Laurent Picciotto in collaboration with Bvlgari Creative Director Fabrizio Buonamassa and Tattoo Artist Mo Coppoletta. A mind-blowing piece thanks to three creative masterminds.
This Octo Finissimo Tattoo Fuoco is for the first time in rose gold (as the first two Aria and Aqua were in titanium). An incredible piece that, thanks to the motif designed by the one and only Mo Coppoletta, could appeal to people who wouldn’t normally be tempted by gold watches.
After Aqua and Aria (which are both sold out), here comes the Fuoco, limited to 15 pieces. Learn everything you need to know in this 90-seconds video !
NEWS 3. GOOD DEAL OF THE WEEK
Alison Lou presents ‘The Archive sale’
It’s your last chance to shop curated collection of archival jewelry pieces from the witty New Yorker and jewelry designer Alison Lou ! Don’t miss out, stock is limited and the sale ends Sunday October 29 at 11:59pm EST. Just in time for Halloween !
NEWS 4. CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS JUST LANDED IN NYC !
The Frenchy jewelry designer conquered the East Coast
Charlotte Chesnais, the french designer known for flirting for jewelry and sculpture has just arrived a in New York City for a pop in store at Beverly’s Shop from October 28 – November 28 located on 7 Orchard St. NEW YORK 10002.
And if you have time, you can walk past a few blocks and try the best pancakes in the entire world at CLINTON STREET BAKING !
NEWS 5. ARE YOU A NOVEMBER BABY?
Know more about your birthstone with Maison ROMAE
If you happen to be a November baby… Citrine and Topaz are YOUR stones. On one hand, citrines is referred as the lucky “Merchants Stone”supposed to be the stone of abundance increasing fortune and commercial success whereas topaz stones are considered to be the stone that provides relaxation, available in several different colours as blue, rose, yellow, orange…
Discover the selection of candles with your birthstones here !
NEWS 6. AUDEMARS PIGUET HOUSE : ‘FEEL LIKE HOME’ IN LA
A must see if you are around !
The AP House Los Angeles joins existing locations across Barcelona, Hong Kong, London, Munich, New York, Shanghai and St. Barts, among others, has just opened in Los Angeles. It’s the 15th AP House. The concept remains the same : From the idea of the CEO François-Henri Bennahmias, salons resembling apartments or houses where the Swiss watchmaker creates an intimate atmosphere for clients, or potential customers who enjoy the brand.
By appointment only : 11am – 6pm
8560 W Sunset Blvd – Penthouse, 90069 West Hollywood
NEWS 7. THE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
A priceless commemoration of the NBA’s team
The rings are the first of their kind, featuring two design elements that no other championship jewelry has, according to designer Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills. Inside the ring is a secret retractable compartment that slides out to reveal the team’s championship banner and can double as a smaller ring. The ring sports 16 carats of yellow and white diamonds, red rubies and blue sapphires to signify the 16 postseason wins it took for the team to take home the trophy, according to the NBA.
Things you need to know : 24 points of yellow diamonds were used to write “NUGGETS” on the face of the ring, representing 24 years at Denver’s Ball Arena.
89 points of red rubies line the ring’s top perimeter as a tribute to the 89 points Denver held Miami to in last season’s championship game.
NEWS 8. SCHLUMBERGER : The genius of naturalistic jewels
Tiffany & Co pays tribute to the French-jewelry designer
As the iconic Schlumberger by Tiffany & Co. Bird on a Rock spreads its wings, a new collection has been launched, as worn by House ambassador Anya Taylor Joy. The diamond-encrusted bird is the signature of Jean Schlumberger.
Today, Schlumberger’s creative vision and dynamic design remain at the heart of Tiffany’s haute joaillerie repertoire, his influence an integral part of the brand’s heritage, his revolutionary use of colored gemstones and his celebration of the wonders of nature constantly reinvented..
NEWS 9. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE INVISIBLE SETTING !
Discover the brand who invented it !
Of all the jewelry setting techniques, the invisible or mystery setting stands out from the rest because of its very high level of complexity. Mastering the invisible setting is an art that only a few of the great houses of the Place Vendôme can claim.
Know more about it…
Read the full article !
NEWS 10. GEM LOVERS : SAVE THE DATE !
GemGenève is back
The 7th edition of International Gem & Jewelry show will take place in Geneva at Palexpo Hall 6 from 2-5 November 2023 – a busy time in Geneva as it will coincide with the major auctions both in watches and jewelry. Take part in the informative and educational lectures, industry-relevant seminars, thought-provoking round table discussions and Touch & Feel workshops. Know more about the program here.