Bakelite… A Love!

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Bakelite… a love! There is no vintage jewelry lover of respect who doesn’t have one piece or more in bakelite. It’s common to find bracelets, brooches and necklaces if you usually hang out at ancient dealers or street markets.  It was discovered by an American chemical from Belgium, Dot. Baekeland,at the beginning of the last […]

Three Shades of Grey and Blue. 

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Do you like long necklaces? Very, very long necklace?  I do, very much, and this time I could have exaggerated. Someone may say I did, but I don’t think so. At the beginning of the last century this kind of ornament was very common, especially the one made with pearls.  Do you remember “The Great […]

Trio of Sapphires

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One, two and three; blue, yellow and pink. On the finger a tris of corundums… only joking… sapphires! What beautiful colours! To think of some candies it’s too easy, slurp! Ok I’m serious: in the center of this ring, realized for a very special person, there is a Ceylon sapphire. Ceylon sapphire has been valued […]

Always Appropriate

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  Since this Autumn has imposed itself with a September cold as only Winter can be, I would like to say “hello” to it with a necklace that I’ve the chance of admiring for this post. The advantage of having good friends in the jewelry market is the fact that I can get close to […]

His Majesty the Padparadscha

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Padparadscha is the name of the colour of a particular corindon like the zapphire and the ruby, but much more rare. Its peculiarity is the beautiful colour that goes from yellowish pink to the orange. The name comes from the sanskrit “padma raga” that means the colour of  the lotus flower.  The discussion between the […]

AN AGREEABLE CONTRAST

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Essentials, modern, dark and cold – These are the adjectives to describe these earrings. Two pyramidal cabochon tanzanites set in black gold and diamonds. The prongs start from behind the stones and rise towards the front in a curve mouvement that smooth the modern sense of the earrings. The diamonds are set on the top […]

A VINTAGE BROOCH FOR TRAVELING

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It’s January 3rd, it’s cold, it’s windy, but it’s an amazing sunny day. Above all it’s Puglia, Valle d’Itria. The Trulli houses are everywhere. I’m in Trulliland. Alberobello on the top. It is a little bit too full of souvenirs shops for my taste and nothing seem to be genuine. The impression is that all […]

ROSES WITHOUT THORNS

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Some time it’s enough to put two pieces close and the jewels is already done and it comes out that classical matches with elements in contrast are my favourite combinations. This had happened, without realizing it, when I have answered to the request of a friend. For the necklace the consistency of the coral and […]

I FEEL PINK

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“I don’t know why, but I feel pink” she said. “And pink they must be.” I answered. Have you ever felt a colour? I have. There are periods of my life in which I’m fixed to a specific colour. For this Winter it was deep green. In these periods I image accessories of the colour […]