All three of the design styles in the Georgian era suffered similar problems with the availability of precious metals and gemstones. At the time, the world was still very much beset with conflict. This meant that being that there was a lack of raw materials, many existing pieces of jewelry were re-appropriated to pay for the wars. This is especially true towards the end of the 18th century and into the early 19th.
Sadly, as a result, very little genuine Georgian jewelry exists today. As well as the reduced number of pieces being produced or surviving ones being used to finance the army abroad, Georgian jewelers had the habit of melting down pieces that went out of fashion. They would then re-use the metals and reset the gemstones. Even pieces that might have survived are very difficult to identify, as both makers and assay marks didn’t come into common use until much later. If a genuine piece of Georgian jewelry appears, it is far more likely to be dated towards the end of the period than the beginning.
Designer Paloma Picasso has created a number of exquisite Tiffany and Co. best sellers, including the Loving Heart collection. Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are designed to be worn alone or in sets, and matching rings complete the look. Simple, evocative, and popular, they are favorites with women everywhere.
Engagement rings are without a doubt among the Tiffany and Co. best sellers. From plain princess-cut solitaires to glimmering engagement rings with channel-set princess diamonds, micro-pave set round diamonds, millegrain detailing inside the band, and of course a gorgeous center diamond, these rings have been popular for decades and will certainly remain in demand well into the future.
Exquisite, colorful, and always unique, pieces from the Tiffany Prism collection celebrate the beauty of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s fabled stained-glass artwork. Intense hues and bold designs make these opulent treasures stand out. Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and other stones come together to create three-dimensional masterpieces.
Unbeknownst to many clients, sapphires come in myriad colors. In addition to classic blue, we can also custom create these bands in different hues, like pink and green! Sapphires and rubies are great if you like a pave, or inlaid style, because they are durable enough to be set in smaller sizes unlike many other colored stones. Emeralds and tsavorites are also quite hard, and consequently they are perfect for designs such as bezel set bands.
Gemstones like aquamarine and morganite are a bit on the softer side, and therefore work better in larger band styles. For example, a chunkier style in a u-shape or shared prong setting is a beautiful way to showcase almost any gemstone. While they still require careful wear, the larger cuts are less susceptible to chipping and breakage. We recommend these in a halfway, 5-stone, or style to ensure less interaction with destructive surfaces.
Another great reason to opt for a colored gemstone band is that they are less expensive than diamonds! Most of the colored gemstone bands we carry run about $1000-$3000, whereas diamond band options start closer to $1500 and can come close to $30,000 in larger styles. Non-treated colored diamonds can be even more expensive than their colorless counterparts, so if you are budgeting for bling, the colored gemstone band might be perfect for you!
Cartier launched its newest haute joaillerie collection earlier this Summer at the Reform Club in London. The collection is filled with astonishing pieces of jewelry. Pieces may transform from necklaces to hairpins or brooches and most are like a little wink to Cartier’s rich high-end jewelry past. Come and discover the Resonances jewelry collection by Cartier.
The Resonances collection seems to honor Cartier’s earlier high-end jewelry collection. A kind of tribute to the best of the best! Later this year, Cartier will bring out more pieces to its Resonances collection, launching it this time in New York.The gemstones usually form the element from which any design starts, according to Cartier, and the gemstones are extremely beautiful in this collection. They really run the show! Obviously, this kind of jewelry is there to be admired by many, aspired by a lot, but available only to small group of clients throughout the world.
The frame clutches, which were square little boxes on delicate chains, generally rendered in exotic leathers, were the most notable new addition of the season by far. In addition to those, Hermès also included new colors of the saddle bag it introduced for pre-fall. With plenty of black and more studs than we’ve come to expect from Hermès, as well as fall standards like tan and burgundy, the collection followed along with the dark tone that’s been running through fashion all season. Check out the runway bags below.
I think of a ton of different kinds of accessories, but I don’t think of evening bags. Clutches, maybe, but not the compact, structured little bags reserved for the most formal of events. And I had never really considered it before, but doesn’t that seem odd? Hermès clients are surely the type of people, on average, who have the occasional very fancy party to attend, and its very much a brand that outfits its customers for the full range of life experiences. As of fall, that range now includes formal weddings and charity galas.
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Enough talking about the Miss Dior Promenade Pouch, it’s time to show the real-life pictures. Until now, we have only showcased the model pictures, though we know that everything-Miss-Dior gotta be pretty, but we just missed ‘the something’, the final touch you know. It gives a different feeling when we observe a real image.
Alrighty then, first we must warn you. The first Miss Dior Pouch Bag is not ‘just’ a Miss Dior Pouch Bag. It’s the newest Miss Dior Pearlised Lotus Mini Pouch with Chains, which we’ve already featured some time ago (you see, that’s why you need to follow us on Facebook). It’s made in gorgeous pink and it’s like the baby version of the Miss Dior Shoulder Bag. It comes with a pearlised lambskin, a pale golden clasp that’s not only elegant, but also sophisticated deluxe.
The Miss Dior Promenade Pouch doesn’t differ too far away from the Miss Dior Bag, I mean the medium size not the large. The design is decidedly feminine and it embodies all of Dior’s modern style – classic and luxurious, the lambskin enhanced from the inside and outside by cannage stitching.
Featuring an anthracite, silver or golden clasp, depending on the color you choose. With its long and detachable chain, you can wear it cross body, on the shoulder or simply carry it by hand. Its ultra softness will guide you through the night. And the interior is as pretty as the exterior, it’s composed of one gusset compartment, a zipped pocket and two flat pockets with 12 card slots. All your evening essentials can be structured and wear it chain strap to make sure you will not lose anything.
The Miss Dior Promenade Pouch is a bit larger than a wallet, which gives the flexibility to easy-carry and more storage than the Wallet on Chain Bags. Truly a beautiful piece of luxury.
With the Coach Pre-Fall 2016 collection, we’re not entirely sure that they’ve managed to pull this off. While the clean design lines and crisp shapes that coach is so well-known for are still very much there, they are for the most part hidden beneath a veritable bouquet of leather appliquÃ© cut-out flowers, patchwork, and colorful black background designs on pony hair which are reminiscent of a velvet Elvis painting at a flea market along route 66.
However, it isn’t all literal retro interpretation. There are still the beautiful flap bags with the brass turnlock closures that Coach has been making for as long as we can remember, this time updated with a sexy chain strap and done in texturized pebble leather. There are also some soft-sided pebble leather top handle satchels with detachable leather shoulder straps that will surely stand the test of time and look as good in ten years as they do today.
Iconic American handbag line Coach has given the fashion media an early-look at their pre-fall 2016 handbag collection, and we’re not exactly sure what to think. While there is absolutely no denying that the 60s and 70s trends have been dominating the runways for the past few seasons, most of the successful collections that have drawn heavily from these periods of reference (like Louis Vuitton ad Gucci) have managed to take design elements from these periods and turn them into modern interpretations of a recognizable retro inspiration.
To us, it is a collection festooned with misses, and a few very solid hits where the designers simply missed the canvas with the leather cutouts, rhinestones, and pony hair.
Thierry Hermès began his career in 1837 crafting harnesses, and from the outset was fastidious in his devotion to materials, quality and craft. In 1880, Hermès and his sons introduced saddlery to their array of products.
In the 20th century, Hermès further enhanced its product range by adding accessories for women, including carrés, or silk scarves, and sacs. The techniques that for two centuries were used to craft the highest quality saddles are still seen today in the ateliers where Hermès craftsmen and women stitch and sew Birkin and Kelly bags by hand.
It takes a single expert craftsman up to 40 hours to produce a Birkin bag. The stitch on which the brand’s reputation is based — the saddle — cannot be replicated by a machine; it takes two needles simultaneously passing through the same seam to produce a Birkin correctly. If done correctly, the saddle stitch will never unravel — either on a saddle or a Birkin.
Hermès International, sometimes also referred to as Hermès of Paris or Hermes, is a French luxury goods manufacturer. It has been consistently ranked as the world’s most valuable luxury brand in different valuation and ranking studies published by leading consultancies. Hermès as a brand enjoys an iconic status in the world of luxury. A combination of rich heritage, exquisite craftsmanship, eye for detail and high levels of quality and professionalism through the entire manufacturing process gives Hermès a position of superiority in the very competitive and ruthless world of luxury.
Hermès is not a conglomerate in the real sense of the word and does not own a portfolio of brands like its key competitors, which include LVMH, Richemont and Kering. Currently, the range of products under the Hermès brand name includes leather goods, lifestyle accessories, perfumes and ready-to-wear.
The leather goods and saddlery category is the biggest contributor to the company’s revenues, followed by ready-to-wear and accessories, silk, textiles and fragrances
Designers are hoping so. At Louis Vuitton, their iconic LV logo print was spotted on a few of their angular new season bags alongside some shiny brass hardware that we’ve not seen in any abundance since the heyday of the “it bag.” At Gucci, designers even took it a step further and rehashed many of the elements of their classic logo bags with their 2018 Cruise collection; cross-body bags made from their classic “double G” fabric, with the addition of the iconic Gucci red and green stripe. The humour infused in these new season bags indicates that perhaps these high-end brands are injecting a bit of levity into their handbag games – as if almost parodying their own logo-heavy successes from “back in the day.”
It seems now even mid-priced bag designers are trying to jump on the logo bandwagon. Coach has just introduced their Patchwork Cross-Body bag with a subtle background of their famous “c” logo. While historically logo prints have really only been an aspirational purchase in more expensive, luxury brands, it is perhaps too early to tell if mid-priced staples like Coach will be able to renew interest on their once-covetable fabric logo bags. I suppose all we can do is wait and see.
Back in the 90s to early 2000s, the emergence of the status bag meant that on any given day, you could walk down the street and see logos staring back at you from just about every handbag slung over just about every shoulder. However, these showy bags soon fell out of favour as our fashion sensibilities turned to the more pared-down minimalism of the late 2000s.
Lately, murmurings in the fashion world are alerting those in the know to the fact that all this may be about to change. If the Spring 2018 runways were any indication of what is to come, we could very well be in for a revival of the logo handbag craze, begging the question, will handbag enthusiasts willing to go along for the ride a second time around?
1856, Thomas Burberry handbags, founder of Basingstoke in the United Kingdom Hampshire see the creation of an unconventional, In 1879, he developed a strong organization, waterproof breathable fabrics of twill-Gabardine (rolling other small), due to the characteristics of durability due to run through quickly by the British pilots and the extensive use of the armed forces. The late 90’s, blown up the brand new fashion trend, Burberry environment in the pursuit of a breakthrough. CEO of the incumbent brand, Ms. Rose Marie Bravo in 1997, joined the Burberry, and has hired Roberto Menichetti design and served as director Christopher Bailey, photographer Mario Testino and supermodel Kate Moss and Stella Tennant combination of classical elements into one, so that distinguished tradition of the British extension of personality and lifestyle, to a new driving force for Burberry Kingdoms philosophy
Burberry is a UK and US based company specialising in men and women clothing, accessories and perfumes. It was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry (at the age of 21) who opened his first shop in Basingstoke, Hampshire selling outdoor clothing. He was also responsible for inventing gabardine – a waterproof and breathable fabric – that was a revolutionary invention at that time