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The Black Magic – by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015

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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015
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The Black Magic – Sabrina Nait by Tibi Clenci for Elle India September 2015

Model Sabrina Nait;

Photographed by Tibi Clenci;

Hair & Makeup: Jabe.

 

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“India: Jewels, conquer the world” – Gems in Russia’s Kremlin Museum

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Van Cleef & Arpels Hindou clip, 1924, with platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

Russia’s Kremlin Museum honours the extravagance and originality of Indian style that influenced so much over the centuries the jewellery design in an exhibition from April 12 to July 27.

In the windows will sparkle treasures of the Indian palaces of different eras – male and female ornaments, amulets, ambassadorial gifts – as well as works of the great European jewellery houses, which at various times have come under the influence of the Indian charm, decorative sense and art.

Historians of jewelry first collected under one roof about three hundred exhibits from numerous museums and private collections in Europe, Asia and America, never before exhibited in Russia. In the past five centuries, the Indian jewelry excited the minds of Europeans, among whom were many writers and artists. Here are some of the most spectacular exhibits that will be especially interesting to see firsthand as soon as the exhibit opens.

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Cartier platinum brooch, London 1935, with diamonds and an engraved emerald from the late 17th or early 18th century
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Cartier, 1929
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Cartier, 1935
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Necklace by Cartier, 1925, composed of 50 emerald beads, totaling 517 carats, natural pearls and diamonds.
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Unknown artist, circa 1610-1620
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Unknown artist, circa 1870
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Unknown artist, circa 1590
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Platinum Cartier Tutti Frutti brooches, 1929, with diamonds, rubies and emeralds
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Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, 1971, in yellow gold, diamonds and emeralds
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Emerald – A New Thames & Hudson Published Book

Emerald – a new book that sees through the history of this precious gem published by Thames & Hudson and having Franca Sozzani to write the preface. The experts Joanna Hardy and Jonathan Self  take us in a  fascinating journey through the history of this stone, passing through countries like Columbia, Zambia and India. The hypnotic green emerald was and still is an inspiration for houses like Cartier, a lover of Elizabeth Taylor alongside the Catherine the Great of Russia – a celebration of the stone – that’s what lies in this books page. .

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Emerald – A new Thames & Hudson-published book
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Emerald parure, a gift from Catherine the Great of Russia to the second Earl of Buckinghamshire during his embassy to St Petersburg from 1762 to 1765
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The Timken necklace, designed by Cartier in 1925, contains three rare carved Mughal emeralds, 18 emerald beads, 18 sapphire beads, 34 sapphire cabochons and 652 diamonds. Belongs to Siegelson
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Gold ring from the Renaissance era, set with a Columbian emerald found in the wreck of the Spanish galleon NuestraSeñora de Atocha off the coast of Florida. Sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2013
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Cartier sautoir, 1925, containing 50 fluted emerald beads weighing an estimated 517 carats in total, with natural pearls and diamonds.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Baroda necklace, commissioned by the Maharani of Baroda in 1950, set with 13 cabochon emeralds, 13 pear-cut Columbian diamonds – weighing 154 carats – and diamonds. All the stones were provided by the Maharani. Faeber collection.
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Rosary featuring 70 emerald beads, diamonds and enamel, belonging to Queen Maria Antoinette of Saxony (1805-1877). Sold by Sotheby’s New York, December 5 2012.
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Cartier emerald and diamond Eternity necklace, featuring two 200 carat stones
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A hotbed of crude emeralds at Kagem, the largest emerald mine in Zambia. Photo by Erroll Rainey.
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Uncut emeralds in the hand of a gemologist in Columbia. Photo by Erroll Rainey.
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An emerald at the Kagem mine. Photo by Erroll Rainey.

 

Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014

Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014

Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper's Bazaar India February 2014
Pavalli Singh for Harper’s Bazaar India February 2014

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Photographed by Colson Julian;

Fashion Editor Krishna Dukhi;

Hair and Makeup kritika Gill.

Cartier 1928 - Platinum, gold, crystal, diamond, faceted mirror, enamel, coral, onyx, pearl, jade and mother-of-pearl pendulum clock. N.Hermann, collezione Cartier © Cartier.

The History Of Cartier – Paris Exhibition

This is the most important exhibition ever dedicated to the jewellery house. From classicism to the masterpieces that earned the brand the title of ‘jeweler to kings’ to the radical inventions of modern style – as Art Deco was called – and from geometric shapes to exotic ones.

About 600 jewels, objects, watches and clocks will be on display, accompanied by descriptions that testify to the tastes in art at the time. There will also be sketches and documents from the archive that allow this exhibition to tell of the historical figures that Cartier seduced over the years – from Marjorie Merriweather Post to Grace Kelly, from Barbara Hutton to Marlene Dietrich, from Daisy Fellowes to the Duchess of Windsor all the way to the maharajas of that much dreamed-about India that wasn’t so far off anymore.

Cartier 1928 - Platinum, gold, crystal, diamond, faceted mirror, enamel, coral, onyx, pearl, jade and mother-of-pearl pendulum clock. N.Hermann, collezione Cartier © Cartier.
Cartier 1928 – Platinum, gold, crystal, diamond, faceted mirror, enamel, coral, onyx, pearl, jade and mother-of-pearl pendulum clock. N.Hermann, collezione Cartier © Cartier.
Cartier 1957 - Platinum and white gold Palm brooch with seven Burma rubies.
Cartier 1957 – Platinum and white gold Palm brooch with seven Burma rubies.
Sir Yadavindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala - In an illustration of the New York Herald in 1928 wearing a parade necklace created by Cartier for his father.
Sir Yadavindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala – In an illustration of the New York Herald in 1928 wearing a parade necklace created by Cartier for his father.
Cartier 1925 - Platinum Tutti Frutti bracelet with diamonds, engraved leaf-shaped sapphires and rubies, emerald spheres with a serti clos diamond, onyx, black enamel.
Cartier 1925 – Platinum Tutti Frutti bracelet with diamonds, engraved leaf-shaped sapphires and rubies, emerald spheres with a serti clos diamond, onyx, black enamel.
Cartier 1928 - Platinum parade necklace with diamonds, a yellow zircon, white zircons, white topazes, synthetic rubies, one smoked quartz and one citrine quartz.
Cartier 1928 – Platinum parade necklace with diamonds, a yellow zircon, white zircons, white topazes, synthetic rubies, one smoked quartz and one citrine quartz.
The Queen Mary, wife of King George V - She manteined a special relationship with Cartier.
The Queen Mary, wife of King George V – She manteined a special relationship with Cartier.
Cartier 1940 - Platinum and gold Flamingo brooch with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and a citrine quartz.
Cartier 1940 – Platinum and gold Flamingo brooch with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and a citrine quartz.

Cartier. Le style et l’histoire’, will be at the Grand Palais through Feb. 14, 2014.

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Oxygène - Earrings with Australian pearls and kyanite.

Indian Drops-Vogue Gioiello September 2013

It’s a question of light. Light that hits the stone in all of its substantiveness and ‘sections’ it into an infinite number of parts like in a house of mirrors. Offering it back to the eye with a sparkling twist that is charming and very feminine.

The briolette (or brillolette) cut has made a pleasant return among this season’s top trends. It is characterized by many triangular, rectangular or diamond-shaped facets with stones that come cascading down or are aligned in a parallel manner that makes for a playful kaleidoscopic effect, especially with colored stones but with diamonds as well. The reflections of the stone change depending on the light, making the most of surfaces that are only seemingly irregular. In reality, they respond perfectly to the rules of creative geometry.

Al Zain Jewellery - Ring with emerald and diamonds, High End Collection
Al Zain Jewellery – Ring with emerald and diamonds, High End Collection

The briolette cut is at its best in three-dimensional drop or oval shapes when the stone is not set. This allows the light to hit every facet from every angle. The origin of this cut seems very far away in terms of time and geography. From India, where it was common among stonecutters, the briolette cut came to Europe in the 17th Century and immediately became the aesthetic mark of the very prestigious jewelry pieces and abandoning gradually over time that connotation exotic in favor of a more cosmopolitan and less contaminated image. From this change of course comes the success of tiaras and crowns belonged to the most famous empresses and queens in history.
Today it’s making a comeback in earrings, pendants and necklaces that vibrate to the rhythm of a color palette that is never the same twice, jewels that dance on the wave of a cluster of trembling stones. Small is also good.

Al Zain Jewellery - Emerald and diamond earrings
Al Zain Jewellery – Emerald and diamond earrings
Oxygène - Earrings with Australian pearls and kyanite.
Oxygène – Earrings with Australian pearls and kyanite.
Jacob & Co. - Yellow gold earrings with pink sapphires and cabochon rubellites
Jacob & Co. – Yellow gold earrings with pink sapphires and cabochon rubellites
Maharajas’ Jewels - Picture from %22Maharajas' Jewels%22 by Katherine Prior and John Adamson, Assouline, 2000
Maharajas’ Jewels – Picture from %22Maharajas’ Jewels%22 by Katherine Prior and John Adamson, Assouline, 2000
Inbar Fine Jewellery - Yellow gold ring with beryl, peridots and diamonds
Inbar Fine Jewellery – Yellow gold ring with beryl, peridots and diamonds
Il Lingottino - Rose gold necklace with briolette-cut sapphires and diamonds.
Il Lingottino – Rose gold necklace with briolette-cut sapphires and diamonds.
Humphrey Butler - Flourite and aquamarine four-strand necklace
Humphrey Butler – Flourite and aquamarine four-strand necklace
De Grisogono - Rose gold earrings with amethysts, rubies, orange sapphires and diamonds.
De Grisogono – Rose gold earrings with amethysts, rubies, orange sapphires and diamonds.
Chopard - Earrings with kunzites, rubellites, briolette-cut iolites and amethysts, white diamonds
Chopard – Earrings with kunzites, rubellites, briolette-cut iolites and amethysts, white diamonds
Bulgari - High Jewellery sautoir with briolette-cut sapphires and diamonds.
Bulgari – High Jewellery sautoir with briolette-cut sapphires and diamonds.
Betteridge - Yellow gold earrings with briolette-cut yellow diamonds and white diamonds
Betteridge – Yellow gold earrings with briolette-cut yellow diamonds and white diamonds
Bapalal Keshavlal - Gold ring with Southsea black pearl, white and fancy yellow diamonds.
Bapalal Keshavlal – Gold ring with Southsea black pearl, white and fancy yellow diamonds.

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Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India

The Beauty Of A Bride by Taras Taraporvala-Grazia India Issue

Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India
Nidhi Sunil and Radhika Nair for Grazia India

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Photographed by Taras Taraporvala;

Fashion Editor Ekta Rajani;

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Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013

Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013

Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013
Palevi Singh by Arjun Mark for Elle Marriage India November 2013

 

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Photographed by Arjun Mark.

Beyond Extravagance: Treasures Of India

Beyond Extravagances: Treasures Of India

Assouline publications has released a collector’s edition book which retraces four centuries of Indian history through the astounding jewelry collection of Sheikh Hamad-Beyond Extravagance: Treasures Of India.

Beyond Extravagance: Treasures Of India
Beyond Extravagance: Treasures Of India
Emerald, diamond and pearl necklace, around 1850 - 1900 ® Laziz
Emerald, diamond and pearl necklace, around 1850 – 1900 ® Laziz
Nawanagar white gold and diamond tuban ornament, around 1935 ® Laziz
Nawanagar white gold and diamond tuban ornament, around 1935 ® Laziz
latinum and diamond turban ornament with a 109.5 carat Sri Lankan coussin-cut sapphir, around 1920 ® Laziz
latinum and diamond turban ornament with a 109.5 carat Sri Lankan coussin-cut sapphir, around 1920 ® Laziz
The Shah Jahan Emerald
The Shah Jahan Emerald
The Nizam of Hyderabad Ceremonial Sword in gold, diamonds, rubies and emeralds, around 1880 -1900 ® Laziz
The Nizam of Hyderabad Ceremonial Sword in gold, diamonds, rubies and emeralds, around 1880 -1900 ® Laziz

 

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