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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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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.

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires.

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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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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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This evening was a wonderfully pleasurable one, surrounded by an array of beautiful and curious objects at The International Fine Art & Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. What made it even more extraordinary was a tour through a selection of the exceptional exhibitors, hosted by Natalie Bos of Jewels du Jour and an engaging talk by esteemed historian and jewelry curator Clive Kandel. The evening culminated at the Hancocks space, where these amazing jewels were discovered! The show is up through the Thursday, October 23rd, if you are curious…

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Our inaugural Weekly Bauble is a jewel called “Lily Ring” by the lovely Katherine Jetter.

What Katherine does with her native Australian gemstones, such as Opals, Argyle Pink Diamonds and other rare colored diamonds, is nothing short of breathtaking. Her luxurious creations are inspired by the natural landscapes of her homeland, with her signature collection celebrating the lush Daintree Rainforest. Of particular note are her feminine, fresh and elegant floral jewels. “Lily Ring”, designed in collaboration with LJ West Diamonds, certainly embodies her dynamic, creative vision. This bauble is truly an exotic wonder – and one that blooms with beauty!

THE SKINNY:

1.14 carat Oval Fancy Intense Yellow Green Diamond VS2 (GIA certified)
1.29 carat Fancy Light Pink to Vivid Pink Argyle Diamond Melee
4.02 carat White Diamond Melee F + VS1
18 karat White Gold

Price available upon request

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires.


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