Jewelry special: exhibitions, trends and exceptional collections

Marianne Riou

Dear readers,

This week, we have turned our gaze almost exclusively to jewelry and fine jewelry.

Thus, you can discover the new book on Tiffany & Co, entitled Vision & Virtuosity which looks back at the eponymous exhibition which took place in London from June 10 to August 19, 2022, within the walls of the Saatchi Gallery. With over 400 articles, objects, jewelry, archived documents and fine jewelry pieces, the exhibition took you on a journey to rediscover the history of the house and its key events, which are included in the book by historian Vivienne Becker.

You will also learn about the major diamond jewelry trends on the American market, through the perspective of Ashley Davis of National Jeweler: these include diamond tennis necklaces, ear studs and signet rings. Classics revisited!

Rapaport is also offering a review of the fancy cut market, which is becoming increasingly fashionable.

As for us, we visited the Fred exhibition, currently running at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, from September 28 to October 24. An outing to meet a singular and atypical family and jewelry designer behind highly colorful and flamboyant designs.

We have also continued our overview of fine jewelry collections. Under the spotlight this week, Fendi, Chanel and Van Cleef & Arpels. Each is creating poetry and majesty with diamonds. Fendi plays with water, movement and light in stone waterfalls. Chanel speaks to us about freedom and femininity, and invokes the movement of celestial bodies. Meanwhile, Van Cleef & Arpels has gathered together all its know-how and talent to create legendary jewelry from an exceptional diamond, the Lesotho Legend!

Happy reading and enjoy your week.

Source Rubel & Ménasché