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TheWeeklyBaubleDinaKamalPinterestBlog2As the holidays draw near, we cannot forget about the dashing gentlemen in our lives! Therefore, The Weekly Bauble is for him!

“Meet” these dynamic flat coin black diamond cufflinks from Dina Kamal. She is known for her contemporary and architecturally informed aesthetic, inspired by an elaborate history. As a trained architect, Dina’s work is concerned with proportion, detail, comfort and beauty. Her first collection in 2010 was inspired by women of the 1920’s with a revival of the signet and pinky ring series. Below are just a few of these, as well as a brilliant black diamond jeweler’s loupe pendant, which I confess has me smitten!

THE SKINNY:

95 treated black diamonds
18 karat polished black gold

Price is available upon request for any of Dina’s jewels.

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The Weekly Bauble this week is another fancy one. However, exceptional Blue Opals are involved!

From Katherine Jetter‘s Colored Diamond Collection comes this set of unforgettable Poison Berry Earrings. They are among a limited edition of rare jewels created in collaboration with LJ West Diamonds. Katherine creates extraordinary pieces inspired her native Australian natural landscape, using its revered Pink Argyle Diamond and Opal treasures. The luminous Blue Opal petals are hand carved and beautifully complimented by a swirling stem of diamond melee and Pink Argyle Diamond leaves and pear shaped drops.

THE SKINNY:

8.52 carat Blue Opal
0.17 carat Pink Argyle Diamond pear shape drop
0.18 carat Pink Argyle Diamond pear shape drop
1.05 carat Pink Argyle Diamond melee
1.66 carat white diamond melee
platinum

Price is available upon request.

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In the spirt of sharing holiday cheer with friends, The Weekly Bauble you see before you also has friends… very fancy ones!

First, I wish to introduce an incredibly alluring multi-colored diamond bracelet from Asteria, comprised of 23 fancy colored diamonds and cut in an array of shapes. Each focal stone is GIA certified and set in a pave halo of round brilliant D diamonds in 24 karat gold. With regard to those aforementioned friends, the bracelet can be further complimented with a similarly magnificent necklace and ring, to complete the look.

THE SKINNY:

7.65 carats fancy colored diamonds
over 2 carats brilliant D diamonds
25 karat gold

Price of bracelet and further details of necklace and ring are available upon request.

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires.

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Our Bauble this week is about to change the meaning of “the winter blues”!

This is all thanks to Leon Megé, who knows how to drop a pair of sapphires beneath a few diamond friends. Even more wonderfully unusual is that these sapphires have that unique color changing ability, akin to a certain steely blue-hued stunner, the Hope Diamond. Ideally matched, the stones are cut with a perfection unheard of in a pair of high grade natural unheated sapphires. The antique cushion, pear, and round diamonds from which they dangle are eloquently arranged and beautifully balanced.

If I am not mistaken, these baubles give reason to celebrate the winter blues!

THE SKINNY:

13.26 carat unheated sapphires
0.60 carat GIA certified diamonds E/VVS (vintage cushion cut)
0.08 carat diamonds F/VS (pear shape and round cut)
platinum

Price available upon request

Recently, I visited Leon’s new showroom and had the pleasure of experiencing more of his creations. Below are a few of these beautiful baubles…

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TheWeeklyBaubleAnabelaChanPinterestBlogAs it seems we have plunged straight into the frigid depths of winter, an escape in jewels is a most welcome diversion! With this in mind, The Weekly Bauble takes us away to the exotic orient through the dreamy, romantic fantasy world of Anabela Chan.

While Anabela is London and Paris based, her extensive travels and nature are infused in her elegant, sculptural jewels. Initially she trained as an architect, specializing in print and embroidery design, and worked with the likes of Sir Richard Rogers, Alexander McQueen and All Saints. Following this, she returned to jewelry and completed her studies at the Royal College of Art, winning 5 prestigious awards. Her flagship boutique has just recently launched in London’s Ham Yard Hotel, where one can immerse in her marvelous menagerie of beautiful art objects and jewelry.

Our bauble is Anabela’s Emerald Bloomingdale Bracelet from the Fleurs d’Elixir collection, inspired by exotic orchids. The bejeweled flower, hand pave-set with 306 white lab-grown diamonds in 360 degrees, is also a detachable brooch.

THE SKINNY:

38 carats white lab-grown diamonds
green agate beads
18 karat white gold and silver

Price available upon request

The bracelets are also designed with amethyst, ruby, and black onyx. The matching ring, earrings and necklace are available to complete a stunning suite.

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The Weekly Bauble this week features diamonds of a dynamically different color!

Handcrafted by the wonderful Kristin Hanson, these striking Slice Diamond River Earrings are inspired by the rough majestic landscape of dark waters and rock formations. The focus of Kristin’s couture jewelry is centered around conflict-free natural colored diamonds. Her life-inspired pieces celebrate the innate beauty of such rare stones, while bridging fine art and fine jewelry. More of her unique creations can be discovered on her website and via #coreofluxury.

THE SKINNY:

7.3 carat brindle black diamond slices
1.1 carat canary yellow accent diamonds
18 karat gold

Price available upon request

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with inquires and below are a few more inspired baubles that are certain to have you equally smitten!

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As a chill takes hold of the air, a bauble reminiscent of a warm, treasured escape would be well-timed. The Weekly Bauble I share today is just that!

This charming bracelet of bejeweled, ripe, flowering fruit is one piece among a collection by Lexmond vs Lexmond for Royal Asscher. Of course Royal Asscher is a much celebrated jewelry house and “Lexmond vs Lexmond” refers to the talented sisters, Jetteke and Lieke van Lexmond of Amsterdam – one, a fashion editor and the other a TV personality. During a trip to the Seychelles, the sisters were inspired by the lush vegetation unique to this archipelago, including Coco de Mer. These rare, flowering fruits have been beautifully reimagined, to burst with bountiful color and sparkle with life. At the heart of this joyful collection is an appreciation and celebration of the bond that women share.

THE SKINNY:

2.66 carat diamonds
4.82 carat emeralds
6.42 carat rubies
0.62 carat pink sapphire
18 karat gold

Price available upon request

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with inquires and be certain to dip into this shimmering, sensual world:

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A curiously abstract future has been germinating among French luxury brands and institutions of Comité Colbert through a series of cryptic social media posts. It is “a utopia created by french luxury” called “Dreaming 2074”, culminating in a collection of science-fiction short stories, new vocabulary and music, which can be downloaded at www.dreaming2074.com

To back up a few steps, Comité Colbert, founded in 1954 by Jean-Jacques Guerlain, is an organization made up of 78 luxury houses and 14 cultural institutions in France to promote the concept of French luxury. Brands such as Cartier, Mellerio dits Meller, Veuve Clicquot, Lanvin, Givenchy, Guerlain and the Louvre (just to name a few) were part of this collaboration. The essence of the collective project “Rêver2074” (Dream2074) is designed to share, preserve and celebrate 60 years of French luxury and heritage… and live into and lead an inspiring future.

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The Weekly Bauble that I share today is uniquely beautiful inside and out!

Leon Megé‘s luminous moonstone ring literally glows from within by way of five custom cut sapphire cabochons set in a platinum and rose gold patterned cup. This diamond encrusted cradle is a special secret treasure – one that is meant only for the eyes of the lovely lady who has the pleasure of wearing it. It is this delicate and airy aesthetic that defines Leon’s elegant forms. His approach to celebrating stones through limited use of precious metal, employing centuries-old European techniques, and philosophy of minimalism and precision characterize his signature.

This beautiful bauble certainly has captured these curious eyes!

THE SKINNY:

14.65 carat moonstone
cabochon sapphires
micro pave diamonds
18 karat rose gold
platinum

Price available upon request

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires and behold the sparkle below:

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Last night I had the immense pleasure of attending a talk titled “America First: The Importance of the US Market” by the charming and disarming Martin Rapaport. Among the many compelling points he covered were: unsustainable rough prices, “the last 18 inches“, over-grading diamonds, differentiation, and the importance of branding.

For me, the most curious question he posed was: how to make diamonds “cool”?

While the industry is (somewhat) no longer dismissing the millennial generation through measured social engagement initiatives, Mr. Rapaport’s question challenges us to dig deep. Clearly, no one will have answers anytime soon on how to make diamonds “cool”, but I spy a beautiful challenge…