Portable Art at Hauser & Wirth
Art / Jewellery

Portable Art at Hauser & Wirth

  Both an art form, and a valuable decorative commodity – particularly when diamonds and other precious stones and metals feature prominently –  jewellery is also, depending on the creator and the intention, wearable art. Artists have been designing jewellery for centuries – Hans Holbein the Younger made beautiful drawings for elaborate gem-set gold pendants as … Continue reading

Precious Objects
Jewellery

Precious Objects

Victorie de Castellane has been one very, very busy woman. Not only is the Parisian designer the head jeweller at Dior Joaillerie, a position she has held since 1998, but last month she also debuted her independent exhibition of psychedelic haute joiallerie, Precious Objects, at Gagosian‘s uptown New York Gallery. This follows hot on the … Continue reading

Jewels by JAR
Jewellery / Luxury

Jewels by JAR

JAR is not a household name like Tiffany or Cartier. This is the way its founder Joel Arthur Rosenthal intends it. Famously reclusive, terribly exclusive, this Harvard educated New York-born Paris-based jeweller has deservedly been called “the Faberge of our time”. He doesn’t do interviews (I tried), doesn’t lend pieces to celebrities or socialities, and … Continue reading

Jewel Purpose
Fashion / Jewellery

Jewel Purpose

The last few years have seen jewellery becoming the statement accessory. More so, in fact, than the ubiquitous ‘it’ bags and statement shoes. Bold eye-catching baubles regularly crop up in front rows at fashion shows, on fashionistas and celebrities. The right piece can dress up an outfit and cement your style, and it can say … Continue reading