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Following the fun of trying on Kristin Hanson‘s incredible creations, a decision had to be made! Her Heliconia earrings had me smitten, so we began to explore how to make them into something uniquely mine. She sketched several ideas of earrings, that complimented my aesthetic and would carry me from day into night.

It is a real luxury to have someone so passionate about colored diamonds share her tremendous knowledge. Of course there is a colored diamond for every color under the sun, but it is mesmerizing to observe, first hand, the wide variations of champagne, yellow, green and pink tones!

While I have quite a lot of pink garments, I wanted to incorporate splashes of color that would compliment my broader wardrobe. I had never been exposed to moss green diamonds and was drawn to their subtle hues. She suggested matching brilliant cut moss diamonds to serve as the post, set in yellow gold. Added to this would be a blending of honey and pink champagne diamonds, among the diamond pave in platinum.

Now my lovely earrings are set on their path to becoming a reality and stay tuned for when I “meet” them…

 

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This post is an incredibly exciting one, as it involves a bespoke jewel made just for me by the lovely and talented Kristin Hanson! Over the course of the next week, I will share the couture experience she offers and of course, the glittering earrings that I am so eager to begin wearing soon.

We started with the best part: playing with diamonds jewels!

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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.

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with inquires.


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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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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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From The City of Light comes these sparkling “Make A Wish” Mini Ear Cuff and Earrings by Morphée Joaillerie.

Pamela Hastry’s pieces are whimsical, elegant and always charming. They tell stories reminiscent of memory and transform dreams into reality. The name sake of her brand “Morphée” is the Greek God of dreams, whose name signifies “the one who transforms” or “the one that reproduces forms”. Her highly symbolic pieces blend nature, escape and fairy tales in a way that re-interprets how we wear jewelry.

Follow her ethereal world on Instagram, where you will find other “Make A Wish” baubles from the collection and beyond!

THE SKINNY:

brilliant and rose cut diamonds
18 karat white gold

INSTAGRAM “MAKE A WISH” RINGS: white diamonds for the pinky ring, grey diamonds for the midi ring, and black diamonds for the between the finger ring – all set in 18 karat white gold

Price available upon request

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires.

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