January’s Fashion Week saw certain jewelers present their new fine jewelry collections in an early spring atmosphere.
Fine jewelry captivates Paris twice a year, during the Fashion Weeks in July and January. They are a wonderful opportunity to showcase rare and complex craftsmanship, exceptional stones as well as the stories of the jewelry companies. Let us look back at some of the beautiful creations that illuminated 2023.
Good news for the Parisian diamantaire Rubel & Ménasché: the company has been attributed the French Living Heritage Company (EPV) label for the second time. This distinction, awarded by the French state, honors the workshop cutters’ technical mastery of traditional know-how, as well as the excellence and innovation of the associated industrial processes.
This question has been playing on my mind for the past few months. Who might buy jewelry set with a synthetic diamond? What are the arguments that—really—hit the mark? How about me: given everything that I know about natural diamonds, would I personally buy a synthetic diamond?
So far, 2018 has been a positive year for the diamond trade, with the US and China, the two largest diamond-jewelry markets, showing steady growth. In fact, in China, the jewelry-retail sector has experienced positive results after three years of decline.
Will the year 2018 be a watershed movement for the diamond industry? Neither better nor worse than any other, it does however seem to be bringing great changes or renewal. With De Beers leading the way—and that is certainly not revolutionary—the diamond industry is taking its destiny in its hands. Half way through the year, […]
Anyone who has ever done a back-of-the-envelope calculation of the US fine jewelry market in the past few years arrived at figures that were far below the official numbers published by the US government.
We are reaching the end of the holidays and to ease us back into work, whilst allowing ourselves to linger a little in the summer, let’s take a look at the high end jewelry collections presented alongside Fashion Week and the Parisian high fashion collections at the start of July.
To coincide with the launch of Fashion Week and the new collections of Parisian haute couture at the start of July, the high end jewelry houses also brought out new pieces and staged events. The beauty and creativity of the pieces for summer 2018 just keep impressing us. Look at the pictures.
“We believe that the Blockchain platform has great transformative potential for the industry” Tom Montgomery, De Beers
On April 11th, De Beers representatives came to Paris to present their Blockchain pilot project called Tracr to the French industry.
“With the DDI, we can build a responsible diamond industry!” – Élodie Daguzan, Rubel & Ménasché, Goodwill Ambassador for the DDI
The Annual General Meeting of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) was held in Ottawa on 27 and 28 April. Élodie Daguzan, the new Goodwill Ambassador for the DDI and Head of Communication at the Parisian diamond company Rubel & Ménasché, had the pleasure of attending this AGM.
At the end of January, I had the opportunity to attend a class at the Van Cleef & Arpels School of Jewelry Arts: The Diamond’s Magics : Symbols & Legends. A captivating journey into the heart of the history of diamonds, the passions they have aroused and the myths that surround them, wholeheartedly led by two instructors […]