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INSIDE THIS ISSUE “At the JEWELLERY HISTORIAN we feature exclusively jewellery designers, brands and artists whose work is exceptional and of the highest quality.”

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The New Year, for many, marks a new beginning. It is a time of renewal.  A time to make right all that we did wrong last year.  It is a time of new hope. Our editor-in-chief in his Editor’s Letter, welcomes you and invites you to discover the revised Jewellery Historian and the latest issue of the “Best kept secret in the world of luxury”.

10 The January Jewellery auction at Christie’s South Kensington will offer 256 lots of jewellery and diamond-set wristwatches, including a wide selection of modern and collectable jewellery from the 19th century and Art Deco period to the present day. A great auction to find amazing jewelry of exceptional beauty. Discover more in our News.

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In his The Art of Creativity column, Olivier Dupon introduces us to Michelle Ong who has been creating beautiful and collectable jewellery for Carnet over the last two decades. As a designer of

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Jewellery Historian Editor-in-Chief Lucas Samaltanos-Ferrier Creative director-at-large Panayiotis Simopoulos Founder Lucas Samaltanos-Ferrier --Columnists Eva Kountouraki ( Breathtaking beauty of Gems ) Olivier Dupon ( The art of creativity ) --Contributors Martin Huynh , Christina Rodopoulou --Creative Jewellery Historian Production Jewellery Historian Publishing 16ml & Homo Evolution --Photo agencies Shutterstock, Pixabay, Freepik, The stocks Cover Svetlanamiku / Shutterstock. com --Advertising info@jewelleryhistorian.com Website www.jewelleryhistorian.com E-mail info@jewelleryhistorian.com --FREE DIGITAL COPY / NOT FOR SALE JEWELLERY HISTORIAN © 2016

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In her Breathtaking beauty of gems column, Eva Kountouraki talks about a gemstone that was given the nickname “the great impostor”. It has been sold, bought, stolen, inherited, and thought of as another gem for many many years. However it survived and rose to the heart of the people as an important gemstone of its own; and it deserves to be named by its own name and praised for its unique

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An “esthète” is a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature. In each issue, discover the personal choice

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Previously a connoisseur’s secret, Maria Kovadi Fine Jewellery is presented to the wider audience at Baselworld 2016. But at the Jewellery Historian we are honored to be among the first to present the exceptional work of this talented and unique artist.

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Mousson Atelier was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2008. The atelier came into being as a result of an alliance of professionals with over 20 years of experience in creating jewelry and collecting unique gemstones. Today Mousson Atelier preserves the family tradition of innovation and creates jewelry in a modern and classic style. Innovation in design and manufacturing quality are the key principles of the company.

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For our new column Exceptional Timepieces

BVLGARI clothes its LVCEA collection in brilliant and glamorous High Jewellery attire and introduces us the two new seductive creations of the LVCEA watch,gentle and graceful as powerful and sophisticated and a tribute to luminous brightness, through an aesthetic that harnesses the power of

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Celebrity favorites, Maria Lucia Hohan’s dresses are spotted on the red carpet at almost all Hollywood events that make headlines. To welcome our new S comme Style column, we chose to introduce you Maria Lucia Hohan, an important name among the new wave of fashion designers and a designer we love for her creations and talent.

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107 In every issue, for Jewels we Love, we handpick the finest jewellery for you to choose , enabling you to add a sophisticated, elegant touch to the most important times of your life. Previously known as “Our Faves”, this new column introduces you to our favorite jewellery, designed by the most talented jewellery designers.

135 In every issue, Inspirations, introduce you to the latest trends in interior design, prêt-à-porter, accessories, travel, books and lifestyle. This new columns welcomes our new strategy to feature the best of design, as requested by you, our readers.

Our Address Book in the end of our issue contains all brands featured in this issue and the official websites where you can find more information about each brand.

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EDITOR’S LETTER The New Year, for many, marks a new beginning. It is a time of renewal.  A time to make right all that we did wrong last year. It is a time of new hope. The same applies also to the Jewellery Historian. When I decided to create this magazine, I did it with a passion for knowledge and critical inquiry, while searching new and innovative ways of delivering information that can resonate long after publication, combined to a uniquely powerful visual and textual storytelling. 2016, marks new and important changes in our magazine. First of all, because we decided that our magazine will be bimonthly. This was made to offer to our readers the best possible reading experience and to our business partners the best possible exposure. The second reason, is because the jewellery designers, brands and artists we choose to showcase in every issue, whose work is exceptional and of the highest quality, need an exceptional and minimal way to reach their audience. This is why at the Jewellery Historian we focus on aesthetics and to the creativity of the designers, by letting their creations to speak for themselves, rather that surrounding them with distractions and other imagery. To reach our international audience, a connected community of decision makers, connoisseurs with enhanced refinement, we decided to redesign both our magazine and website. Our readership, has until now been accumulated only by word-of-mouth and in short time reached an international audience due to the professional knowledge, the high quality content and exceptional aesthetics of our team. We are honored of your support and we know that without your support this magazine who promotes, inspires and educates would not exist without your precious support. You will immediately notice the dynamism and beauty of this new layout. The “navigation” has been completely revamped and simplified to promote a more modern and more friendly approach, both in our magazine and website. We have chosen to focus to creativity. With a minimal design, that offers to the reader a unique reading experience, the Jewellery Historian aims to be a powerful way to introduce the unique universe of jewellery & timepieces to the new digital generation and to be a reference for the jewellery & timepieces lovers, while contributing in strengthening social capital by improving the knowledge, skills, confidence, motivation, networks and resources. My best wishes to you all for this new year, for a year full of love, joy and prosperity.

Lucas Samaltanos-Ferrier Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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As long as he could remember, Olivier Dupon has always been passionate about how ideas can translate into designs, and as a result, he is fascinated by the umpteen creative approaches taken by many independent practitioners. He is now an expert in the fields of lifestyle and fashion, reveling in exposing these talents to a wider audience. While he began his career at Christian Dior, and then worked as a buyer and project manager for several large retail companies before running his own lifestyle boutique for several years, now based in London, he scouts international markets in search of exciting names in Art & Craft, with a focus on jewellery makers and splendid precious designs. His previous books include The New Artisans (2011), The New Jewelers (2012), The New Pâtissiers (2013), Floral Contemporary (2014), Encore! The New Artisans (2015), and Shoe: Contemporary Footwear by Inspiring Designers (2015) all published by Thames & Hudson. His new book on luxury jewellery will be published in Autumn 2016. For the Jewellery Historian, in his The Art of Creativity column, Olivier Dupon exposes inspiring, intriguing at time, and captivating stories through the presentation of talents or the exposé of current topics, all centered around creativity in today’s high-end fine jewelry.

Eva Kountouraki was born and raised in a family of goldsmiths and jewelers. From a very young age she expressed her keen interest in gems, jewelry and design, a passion that led her to devote her studies and her career in this field. She started her first collection of polished and rough gemstones at a very early age and realized that this would be her profession in the future. After studying gemology books in various languages, she attended gemological seminars in Greece and Europe and developed practical skills to analyze gems, Eva decided to accredit those skills choosing the best gemological institute in the world, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), for her studies. Succeeding unprecedented results in the practice and theory of gemology, analyzing and identifying thousands of gemstones and diamonds, she graduated and acquired the prestigious certificate GIA Graduate Gemologist Diploma, which includes specific studies in diamond grading (GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma) and colored gemstones (GIA Graduate Colored Stones Diploma). Her studies in the jewelry field continued and Eva got her Jewelry Business Management Diploma, gaining specialized knowledge about all the aspects of the jewelry industry. Her training continued with jewelry design and computer aided design. Eva’s brilliant path in the field of gemology was crowned by her collaboration with the Italian branch of GIA. Eva received special training from professional and experienced gemologists of GIA Italy, New York and California, US, and for more than a decade she teaches gemology and jewelry design in GIA, transferring her experience, knowledge and passion for diamonds, gems and jewelry to her students-famous professionals from around world. Eve is proud to be the only Greek woman who has ever accomplished such a distinction in the field of diamonds and precious stones. Alongside her work as a gemology instructor, Eva is a jewelry and gemstone buyer and consultant for privates and companies, advising and helping her clients to make successful buys and investments in gemstones. She also organizes and teaches seminars for the training of gemstone and jewelry merchants, salespeople and gem-passionates. For the Jewellery Historian, in her The breathtaking beauty of gems column, she introduces you to a breathtaking gemstone in every issue.

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U LYS S E N A R D I N Ulysse Nardin Introduces the Cheerful “Year of the Monkey” Timepiece

Playful and happy, the monkey’s spirit overflows with personality. Always curious, notoriously mischievous and especially clever, the monkey is the ninth animal in the Chinese Zodiac. Ulysse Nardin honors its exuberant essence with the “Year of the Monkey” timepiece, the latest addition to its Classico Collection. Designed in a comic strip-like style to best capture the lively creature’s character, the dial is the center of attention as the monkey appears to leap through a brush of palm fronds. Its expression is alert, its body is lithe, and the early workings of an impish grin begin to emerge. It is the champlevé method of enameling that brings the artist’s sketch to life. A rare art form and one mastered by very few, the champlevé technique consists of cells being carved with a chisel directly on the dial and filled with enamel. Its colors are generated from different metallic oxides, and for this piece, a neutral palette has been selected. The piece is then fired until the enamel melts. Ulysse Nardin has been bringing this realism to its dials for more than 25 years and is one of the only watchmakers devoted to the centuries-old craft. It is mastered in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies. The Classico Collection hosts a suite of original enameled pieces revered and collected by many. For 2016, Ulysse Nardin is pleased to introduce the “Year of the Monkey”, a limited edition of 88 pieces in 18-karat rose gold. Features include the self-winding UN-815 movement and COSC-certified chronometer. A joyful timepiece, one cannot help but smile when checking the time.

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C H R I S T I E ’ S S O U T H K E N S I N G TO N The January Jewellery auction

The January Jewellery auction at Christie’s South Kensington will offer 256 lots of jewellery and diamondset wristwatches, including a wide selection of modern and collectable jewellery from the 19th century and Art Deco period to the present day. Highlights include a 19th century diamond riviėre necklace (estimate £15,000-20,000), a pair of old-cut diamond single stone earrings (estimate £5,000-7,000), an emerald and diamond cluster ring (estimate £6,000-8,000) and a coloured diamond and diamond bracelet (estimate £5,000-7,000). The sale also features a collection of signed jewels such as an attractive pair of enamel and diamond clip brooches by Boucheron (estimate £6,000-8,000), a morganite and gem brooch by Chaumet (estimate £2,000-3,000), as well as a selection of diamond jewellery by Bulgari, Buccellati and Chopard. Other signed jewels include pieces by Cartier, Mouawad, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co and Jahan. Christie’s South Kensington hosts seven jewellery auctions a year, offering new and existing clients regular opportunities to acquire jewels for occasions and every day, original and unique engagement rings, and gifts. The sales offer a variety of watches and jewellery ranging from collectable antique jewels, as well as fine period jewellery from the Art Deco and Belle Epoque periods, through to contemporary pieces. Notable jewelers such as Cartier, Chopard, Rolex, Bulgari, Chanel, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Pomellato, David Webb and Tiffany feature regularly. Pre-auction viewings open the weekend before the sale and anyone is welcome to come in and browse the sale, to try on the pieces and speak to our specialists. Christie’s South Kensington is also open late on Mondays. With estimates ranging from £500 up to around £25,000, there is a jewel for every taste and budget. Jewellery | Christie’s South Kensington Jan 20, 2016 | Sale 11526

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Lot 217 TWO ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCHES, BY BOUCHERON Each designed as a rose, the guilloché red or green enamel petals, with pear-shaped diamond detail, to the pavé-set diamond leaves and baguette-cut diamond stem, circa 1960, French assay marks , 6.8 cm

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Each signed Boucheron Paris, red one no. 13832.55 Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000

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Lot 4   A LATE 19TH CENTURY DIAMOND SWALLOW BROOCH

The body and wings set with graduated old-cut diamonds, with rose-cut diamond wing tips, the head with cabochon ruby eyes and yellow gold beak, detachable brooch fitting, circa 1880, 4.0cm, in fitted case

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Lot 2 A VICTORIAN DIAMOND RIVIÉRE NECKLACE

Composed of a series of fifty four graduated old-cut diamond collets, mounted in silver and yellow gold, circa 1850, 39.0cm, in fitted case

Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000

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GUCCI Fashionable and Urban : GUCCI Timepieces releases suite of G-Frame variants

Echoing the playful yet polished mood depicted in Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway collections, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry is pleased to release stylish new variants of the feminine G-Frame timepiece. These new watches are fitted with a double-loop strap, and come in a variety of designs, from sporty, to classic to urban. Recognizable by its neat beveled square case and minimalist dial, the suite of new G-Frame variants shows how by simply switching materials, the mood of the watch can change. Inspired by the Gucci green-red-green web stripe, the sportiest model displays the two-tone canvas on the wraparound strap and matching dial, set within a yellow gold PVD case. The brightly colored racing stripe is perfect for the clean, lean G-Frame design, and the result is dynamic and streamlined. 
 The new G-Frame with a brown calfskin looped strap, polished gold PVD case and mother of pearl dial creates a classic look with a chic and feminine appeal. As a contrast, the black variant offers a more urban aesthetic, seen in the black dial and black leather wraparound strap embellished with metal studs. On these two leather versions, Gucci’s new motif, the honeybee, is present next to the clasp, in matching yellow or stainless steel. Each timepiece shows the Gucci logo at 12 o’clock, the “Swiss Made” stamp at 6 o’clock and “G” insignia on the crown, and Gucci’s new honeybee symbol engraved on the case back.

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U LYS S E N A R D I N Ulysse Nardin opens a flagship Boutique in Abuja, Nigeria

Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin, the leader in timepiece invention and innovation, announced the opening of a mono-brand Boutique in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The official opening took place on December 10th attended by 300 guests including Dr. Daniel Cavegn, Deputy Head of Mission accompanied by several members of the Nigerian government. Mr. Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin and Mr. Deremi Ajidahun, local partner of the brand, were very enthusiastic. It is with great honor that Ulysse Nardin opens its first mono-brand boutique in Africa, namely in Nigeria, Abuja. Having a great following and many Ulysse Nardin enthusiasts in Nigeria, we decided to bring the Ulysse Nardin experience close to the watch connoisseurs in Abuja. In this new boutique, some of the most unique and exclusive timepieces will be on display, specified Patrik Hoffmann. Located on Gana street, the most attractive place with luxury stores and hotels, the 50 square meters Boutique is designed as homage to the company’s nautical heritage. Decorated with wood furniture, timepieces are displayed in portholes. The boutique features iconic timepieces like Perpetual Calendar, where the calendar can be set forward and backward with ease, the Freak, which tells time by its movement, not by its hands and the astronomical wristwatch Moonstruck. Watch aficionados can also find the innovative Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon recently crowned with Tourbillon Prize by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and the brand’s finest timepieces including Stranger, Sonata, Classico, Dual Time Manufacture and Jade for ladies. And, the Marine collection that anchors Ulysse Nardin’s past to the ocean with today’s exemplary Marine Chronometer Manufacture. This boutique unveiling in Nigeria is the third this year for Ulysse Nardin with the new boutique in Miami Design District and the one in Dubai. The beholder of six exquisite families of watches, Ulysse Nardin will flow forward, stretching the limits of design, engineering and technology, and, of course, surprising watch fans around the globe.

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T H E A R T O F C R E AT I V I T Y by Olivier Dupon

Carnet by Michelle Ong Michelle Ong has been creating beautiful and collectable jewellery for Carnet over the last two decades. As a designer of high jewellery, Michelle Ong focuses on the perfect combination of precious stones, remarkable craftsmanship and memorable designs. 21


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“Jewellery designing is what I am meant to do; in some ways it is like being an alchemist. I am passionate about combining beautiful elements together to create a new fabulous jewel. It's magical. It was certainly a revelation”.

She is one who delights in beauty so much that she had to create some, a contribution to all things beautiful in the form of hyper feminine haute joaillerie. It is Carnet by Michelle Ong, an enchanting treasure trove of exquisite jewels, part delicate constructions with a lace, gossamer-thin quality to them, part bold concertos of scintillating gemstones. A dual aspect that heralds a measured flamboyance, jewellery that one wants to wear as well as collect, jewellery that empowers rather than overpowers. ‘Jewellery designing is what I am meant to do; in some ways it is like being an alchemist. I am passionate about  combining beautiful elements together to create a new fabulous jewel. It's magical. It was certainly a revelation,’ she says, ‘but not a sudden one. I always loved jewellery. When I returned to Hong Kong after university, I decided to work with gemstones. Their beauty and special qualities inspired me to design; first for myself, later for friends, who asked me to create pieces for them. Then I knew it was something I simply had to do.’ Carnet was founded in 1998 when Michelle partnered with Avi Nagar. To this day, the collaboration has been a match made in heaven, with Michelle being able to focus on the creative side of the business, which she does by writing the storied House’s DNA a piece at a time. ‘I really only work to my own high standards and strive to stay true to my creative vision’, she shares. ‘To me jewellery should be sumptuous, alluring and remarkable, whether the design is more architectural or very romantic. That is why I make sure that the essence of Carnet is incorporated into each piece I design.’ This essence has a slight old-world refinement, think La Belle Époque as hinted in the luminescent ‘Floating Diamonds’ necklace that is a feat of craftsmanship. It showcases matching rose-cut diamonds that look as if they are afloat on the neckline. It is such a complex project that it literally took years to achieve the setting, but Michelle, in always putting her concepts before feasibility considerations, was finally able to do it. It takes faith in the power of imagination - the notion that ideas are designs in waiting. ‘I am very free in my designs. If I have an idea, I am determined to find a way to make the piece’, she adds. Sometimes Michelle is inspired by a special gemstone, a flower, a beautiful line or just her vivid daydreams, but whatever the thought, she keeps a notebook with her all the time so she can record it all. And when it is time to materialize the piece, she says she starts to play with the different elements such as ‘the design, how it sits, the intensity and feeling. When I am satisfied, we make the piece in our own workshop. The finished piece has to be perfect. I will break it apart and begin again if I don't think it's truly Carnet’, she notes. Even though Carnet by Michelle Ong is universal in spirit,  one can notice the Chinese and Asian influences that routinely surround Michelle: flowers, Chinese lattice motifs, or a beautiful blue and white screen, as depicted in the intricate ‘Azure Lattice’ bracelet. ‘I love to create bejewelled "gardens" by combining fantasy flowers as in my ‘Wild Meadow Flower’ brooch. It is feminine yet bold,  a reference to nature's beauty, but with a Carnet twist. Varied precious stones intensify the lush colours of the petals and leaves’, she describes, ‘and it represents the sparkle you see in the garden at first light when the dew is still apparent.’ However whatever source of inspiration, it is always a subtle trib-

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Sometimes Michelle is inspired by a special gemstone, a flower, a beautiful line or just her vivid daydreams, but whatever the thought, she keeps a notebook with her all the time so she can record it all.

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Sparkling Sunlight Pendant Yellow sapphire, fancy intense orangy yellow, yellow and white diamond pendant/brooch in platinum, 18K white gold and titanium with white and yellow diamond chain in 18K white gold

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Brilliant Diamond Earrings Light yellow and white diamond earrings in platinum

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Naturally Michelle tends not to follow trends – either design or market ones since she has always created the jewellery that she would personally wear, and this has been an unwavering guiding principle to this day.

ute to her heritage, not a literal one, as she is able to emancipate cultural symbols and propel them into a contemporary dimension. Besides Carnet was the first jeweller to use titanium in their designs, recognising the material’s strength and lightness, a revolutionary move at the time. Soldering machines weren’t available when they first began to work with titanium over twenty years ago, and they have adhered to their traditional methods to this day. Meticulous handwork, using screws to hold components in place, is a formula that in itself adds beauty to the piece. ‘High Jewellery must be beautiful in form, function, storytelling, craftsmanship and presentation,’ she ponders, ‘it should be part of its moment in time yet timeless. My aim is, and has always been, to show the jewel as a true art form. And perhaps, most of all Jewellery should connect with the viewer or wearer, both visually and emotionally.’ Naturally Michelle tends not to follow trends – either design or market ones since she has always created the jewellery that she would personally wear, and this has been an unwavering guiding principle to this day. Furthermore she squarely considers jewellery as an art form, and as such her renditions cannot be catalogued or timed. This may be the reason why she was asked to create the iconic jewellery for "The Da Vinci Code" movie and why her work has been shown in retrospective exhibitions at Asia House, the Natural History Museum in London and at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. ‘Jewellery design, like art, is an expression of personal aesthetic, a view of the world. I want all my designs to stand as individual pieces of collectible art. Yet there is something intensely personal about buying a jewel; while the emotional connection to a jewel may be similar to the connection to an artwork, there is more physicality involved in jewellery. It has to be beautiful yet wearable and has to feel comfortable to move with the body to fit with the client’s lifestyle, their personal style and wardrobe, so this brings other considerations to the purchase. Then, there’s the age-old talismanic association of the jewel, which adds an extra dimension. I like to think my signature aesthetic creates a tangible artful fantasy.’ It appears that the women, who wear Carnet, connect with the quality, femininity, the unique character and artistic integrity of Michelle’s creations, and evidently nothing makes her happier than seeing her designs worn by those who have an appreciation for creativity, design and craftsmanship. So when JAR in person, - the elusive, cultstatus jeweller for the aesthete elite of this world - writes: ‘Madame Ong's jewels are mouth-watering. There are Chinese clouds utterly different from ours, in scrolls of diamonds; unexpected blackness with reds and greens making ferocious, billowing dragons we will remember; diamonds again trickling about a neck and slipping down wrists; geometry, monsters, flora, colour, a free hand making things we have never seen and will keep forever’, it becomes the ultimate seal of approval. As a matter of fact, Carnet by Michelle Ong may be one of those rare enterprises that appeals to the spirit through the eyes. For further information, visit www.carnetjewellery.com

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Ocean Night Earrings Pink and purple sapphire, white diamond and amethyst earrings in 18K white gold and titanium

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“I love to create bejewelled "gardens" by combining fantasy flowers as in my ‘Wild Meadow Flower’ brooch. It is feminine yet bold, a reference to nature's beauty, but with a Carnet twist.”

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White Organdy Necklace White diamond necklace in platinum

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Moonstone in the Clouds Earrings Moonstone, white diamond and blue sapphire earrings in 18K white gold and silver

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Moonstone in the Clouds Bangle Moonstone, white diamond and blue sapphire bangle in 18K white gold and silver

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Entwined in Time White diamond timepiece in 18K white gold

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Floating Diamonds Necklace White diamond necklace in platinum

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Sparkling Lotus Bangle White diamond, green garnet and emerald bangle in platinum

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Azure Lattice Bracelet White diamond and blue sapphire bracelet in platinum and titanium

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Forbidden Fruit Brooch Coral ball, white and fancy yellow diamond, spinel, ruby and orange sapphire brooch in 18K white and yellow gold

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Emerald Embrace Timepiece Emerald and white diamond timepiece in 18K white gold

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Pure Sparkle Necklace White and light yellow diamond, blue, pink, purple and yellow sapphire necklace in 18K white gold and titanium

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Majestic Sapphire ring Blue sapphire, white diamond, pink and purple sapphire in 18K white gold and titanium

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It was given the nickname “the great impostor”. It has been sold, bought, stolen, inherited, and thought of as another gem for many many years. However it survived and rose to the heart of the people as an important gemstone of its own; and it deserves to be named by its own name and praised for its unique qualities; it’s the beautiful spinel.

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Some of these gems of “mysterious” personality adorn historically important jewelry pieces. One such gem is the “Black Prince’s Ruby” named after Edward, Prince of Wales - the “Black P r i n c e ” - w h o r eceived the stone in 1367 as payment for a battle victory.

| BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF GEMS It was given the nickname “the great impostor”. It has been sold, bought, stolen, inherited, and thought of as another gem for many many years. However it survived and rose to the heart of the people as an important gemstone of its own; and it deserves to be named by its own name and praised for its unique qualities; it’s the beautiful spinel. For centuries, people were mining ruby and spinel crystals in the same sources and considered the whole production to be ruby. In fact, before modern gemology was developed, people used only the colour of the gems to categorize and identify them. As a result, every red gem was called ruby, every blue gem was considered to be sapphire, all yellows were topaz, and so on. Some of these gems of “mysterious” personality adorn historically important jewelry pieces. One such gem is the “Black Prince’s Ruby” named after Edward, Prince of Wales - the “Black Prince”who received the stone in 1367 as payment for a battle victory. Many years later, this exceptional gem was identified as spinel, and a quite large one, with the size of an egg. This gem is now set on the front of Britain's Imperial State Crown, right above the magnificent Cullinan II diamond, and below the beautiful St. Edward's Sapphire. Another historically significant gem that was thought to be a ruby but eventually turned out to be spinel is the so-called “Timur Ruby” also referred to with the powerful name “Khiraji-alam” meaning “tribute to the world”. This is an important spinel with an impressive weight of over 360cts, that until 1851 was erroneously considered to be the world’s largest ruby.. It is set as a centerpiece in a necklace that is part of the British Crown jewels. This gem’s large surface allowed enough space for the inscription of the names and dates of 6 of its previous owners.

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Traditional sources of spinel include central and Southeast Asia, like Tajikistan –home of the above mentioned gems- Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. East Africa has risen to become a very important producer of spinel, with Tanzania, among others, having produced – and still producing, some of the world’s highest quality spinels of breathtaking beauty. Many spinel crystals are so perfect in their rough form that in Burma they are said to be “nat thwe” or “polished by the spirits”. Their crystal habit is a beautiful octahedron often with sharp and well-shaped edges that have given it its name. In fact, “spinel” most probably derives from the Latin word “spina” which means thorn, as a reference to the

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points of the rough. Other etymological analyses of this name say that it may have derived from the Greek word for sparkle, referring to red spinel’s intense coloration. Spinel comes in various colours, ranging from light pink to purple, down to blue and even black, with the strong red hue being the most desired and valued one. It is an important gemstone with a very interesting and often bloody history. A durable gem that takes a high luster and withstands everyday use, and a beauty that can be both steely and fiery. A spinel was chosen to head the Russian Great Imperial crown; one large and rare spinel of over 398cts, that majestically sits on top of approximately 5000 polished diamonds, a double row of fine pearls and seven of the most historic stones of Russia’s diamond collection. Since 1783 when mineralogist Jean Baptiste Louis Rome de Lisle identified spinel as a different mineral than ruby, this special gem has slowly climbed its way to the place it merits in the designs of gem cutters and high-end jewelry makers. After all these years of turbulent history, tales and lore, it is about time to give spinel its righteous place among the important gems in our markets. And this doesn’t take much, just one look at the fiery East African reds and pinks will gain spinel a central position to every gem lover’s heart... And we will continue being awestruck and surprised with the heartwarming emotions that nature offers so generously.

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Emerald cut gray spinel of 10.29 carats ring by Martin Katz, set in 18K white gold, surrounded by a border of micro-set white diamonds and a band of black diamonds, amethysts, blue spinels and purple sapphires.

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"All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love." — Leo Tolstoy

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Thoughtful and inspirational design instilled in each creation showcases the designer’s passion for fine jewellery as an art form. Each piece tells a story, beautifully conveying the poetry of the designer’s vision.

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Previously a connoisseur’s secret, Maria Kovadi Fine Jewellery is presented to the wider audience at Baselworld 2016. The Swiss-based high-end jewellery house caters to the most discerning clientele wishing to highlight their individuality and distinctive thinking. Italian craftsmanship translates the poetry of the designer's vision into innovative, playful, extravagant and enchanting creations, which come made-to-order or in a limited edition. Thoughtful and inspirational design instilled in each creation showcases the designer’s passion for fine jewellery as an art form. Each piece tells a story, beautifully conveying the poetry of the designer’s vision. Every jewel is carefully sourced and selected to fit the fairytale that is Maria Kovadi Fine Jewellery. e brand prides itself on achieving the highest levels of quality and innovation by working with the most outstanding craftsmen in Italy and using the latest technology, combined with traditional skills. Delicately hand-crafted pieces, often playful and interactive in nature, are aimed at provoking reaction with story-telling or the design itself. Maria Kovadi pieces are a truly exceptional choice for those seeking a unique and personal way of expression through fine jewellery that can be cherished for many years to come. Maria Kovadi is not only an exceptional designer and artist. She is also a unique person, full of love and this is definitely a plus to her success. At the Jewellery Historian we love her work, her team and we know that we can expect in the future to see more amazing creations from this talented artist.

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Creativity is a motion, a search, it's always a little rebellion. At Mousson Atelier, they have abandoned the beaten path and stereotypes, and became innovators in what they do. Creativity has become an integral part of them, making them a contemporary brand of Haute Joaillerie.

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Every bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness. We appreciate those who can bravely make a statement to the world and do not hesitate to reveal their identity every second. Mousson Atelier jewelry is unique, original and attractive – it is a worthy setting for an extraordinary person, whose essence it aims to reflect and e m p h a s i z e . Every bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness.

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Each bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness. We appreciate those who can bravely make a statement and does not hesitate to reveal his or her identity every second. Mousson Atelier jewellery is unique, original and attractive - worthy setting for the extraordinary person. Mousson Atelier was founded in 2008 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Atelier was born as a result of an alliance of professionals with over 20 years experience in creating jewelry and collecting unique gemstones. Today Mousson Atelier keeps the family tradition of innovation and creates jewelry in a modern & classic style. Innovation in design and manufacturing quality are the key principles of the company. We pay great importance to creating jewellery that is valuable ultimately in its beauty. Creativity is a motion, a search, it's always a little rebellion. For this reason at Mousson Atelier they have abandoned the beaten path and stereotypes, and became innovators in what they do. Creativity has become an integral part of them, and it allows them to give rise to more and more new images! A flash of inspiration allows them to leave the narrow frames of the ordinary life. They are able to find something beautiful in everything - and show it to others. Their creations are a synonym of beauty, setted in precious metals and stones. They select the highest quality materials:18 K gold of different colors, precious stones of various shapes, colors, sizes and cuts. Together these components turn into a wide variety of unique creatures. The flawless creation of the jewellery is the product of advanced technologies of jewelry industry & high-grade hand work. At the Jewellery Historian we are always honored to showcase their latest & unique creations, because their craftsmanship and excellent work is definitely of the highest possible quality, simply exceptional.

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The glowing LVCEA collection expresses the inseparable ties between light and time. It radiantly embodies the perfect balance between simplicity and sophistication, and
 conveys all the key characteristics of the Maison. In tribute to the 2,700-year history of Rome in which Bulgari is firmly rooted, the architecture and the proportions of LVCEA evoke a tribute to luminous brightness, through an aesthetic that harnesses the power of light, or luce in Italian.

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The distinctive V of the name and the LVCEA bracelet links is subtly reminiscent of the iconic Serpenti collection and its undulating models that have become signature symbols of the Bulgari style.

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The glowing LVCEA collection expresses the inseparable ties between light and time. It radiantly embodies the perfect bala n c e b e t w e e n s i m p l i c i t y a n d s o p h i s t i c a t i o n , a n d
 conveys all the key characteristics of the Maison. Following on from a broad array of new models presented at the start of the year, the appeal of the collection is further heightened by two new references combining 18K pink gold, steel and diamonds. The LVCEA watch is as gentle and graceful as it is powerful and sophisticated. In tribute to the 2,700-year history of Rome in which Bulgari is firmly rooted, the architecture and the proportions of LVCEA evoke a tribute to luminous brightness, through an aesthetic that harnesses the power of light, or luce in Italian. The sensual lines of LVCEA reflect perfectly mastered expertise testifying to the famous Italian jeweller’s ability to craft precious metals. The distinctive V of the name and the LVCEA bracelet links is subtly reminiscent of the iconic Serpenti collection and its undulating models that have become signature symbols of the Bulgari style. The sleek rings of the bracelet are counter-balanced by the splendidly luminous round case. And to highlight the colourful jewellery virtuosity cultivated by the Maison, Bulgari adorns the crown of all LVCEA watches with a glowing crown. This cabochoncut pink rubellite on the winding-crown lends the inimitably daring touch one has come to expect from the brand. The crown is also enhanced by a diamond that accentuates the intensely feminine nature of the model. 2015 is a particularly lavish year for the constantly growing collection. Baselworld marked the unveiling of an array of new attributes and new sizes for LVCEA, notably featuring straps in sapphire blue, burgundy pink or powder pink alligator leather, as well as precious diamond-set bezels and gold links. The ever more popular collection is also extending the scope of its seductive power. Its intense creativity is further enriched in the autumn of 2015 by two new 18K pink gold and steel creations adorned with diamonds framing the bezel and also set on the hour-markers punctuating the mother-of-pearl dial. These two creations, appearing in 28 mm and 33 mm diameters, further complement the already impressive abundance of a collection whose radiant wealth is entirely on a par with the force of the lifegiving light it embodies. >

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These two creations, appearing in 28 mm and 33 mm diameters, further complement the already impressive abundance of a collection whose radiant wealth is entirely on a par with the force of the life-giving light it embodies.

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Beneath the sparkle of the baguette-cut gems the gemsetter’s know-how is fully expressed. Stone after stone, cut after cut, over a full 192 hours of intricate and focused workmanship, he arrays LVCEA in its mantle of light

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BVLGARI clothes its LVCEA collection in brilliant and glamorous High Jewellery attire. 
 This highly exclusive collection sets a perfect stage for the jeweller’s expertise in three precious watches adorned with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. They shine a precious light on time and endow the LVCEA collection with an even more distinctive radiance. Right from the time of its launch in 2014, LVCEA asserted itself as the new muse among BVLGARI ladies’ watches. Everything about its appearance evokes the style signatures of the Rome-based jeweller. It embodies the perfect alchemist’s blend of opposites: roundness and linearity; light and shade; grace and sophistication. These contrasting qualities reveal it, endow it with distinction and characterise its versatility, while contouring its material, shapes and personality. From dawn to dusk, it suffuses women’s time with the glow of its multiple incarnations: 28 mm, 33 mm and 36 mm cases, mother-of-pearl shades or guilloché effects, the sparkle of diamonds. LVCEA is born of light. The whole nature of its emblematic design enshrines the essence of BVLGARI. Three new interpretations draw all eyes, elegantly and intensely reflecting the purity of light. In its new 23 mm-diameter size, this dainty jewellery watch reveals its full splendour. BVLGARI has chosen to adorn white gold with the four gems traditionally considered the most precious: diamonds, the royal stone; emeralds, the most sought-after form of beryl; as well as the two most prestigious corundum, sapphire and ruby. In its all-diamond version issued in a five-piece limited edition, LVCEA is swept over blued hands and its crown features a sapphire cabochon set with a brilliantcut diamond. In the interpretation adorned with rubies or emeralds, each in a threepiece edition, the bezel and bracelet are enhanced with coloured gems. Set with more than 14 carats of precious stones, the bracelet is indeed a piece of jewellery in its own right. The motif formed by the 84 baguette-cut diamonds imparts a distinctive cadence to the dial that marks of time as a reminder of the sundials that inspired it. Combining the magnetic draw of its inimitably BVLGARI style with the sparkling radiance of close- set and invisible-set baguette-cut gems, the LVCEA collection literally wraps women in light. For further information visit www.bulgari.com

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LVCEA High Jewellery Emeralds Quartz movement. 23 mm-diameter white gold case set with 26 baguette-cut emeralds (approx. 0.76 cts). White gold crown set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds. White gold dial set with 84 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.81 cts). White gold bracelet set with 210 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 13.25 cts) and 100 buff-top cut emeralds (approx. 2.82 cts). Photo courtesy of BULGARI Š BULGARI

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The LVCEA bracelet with its emblematic link endows the eponymous collection with its unique and highly distinctive character. The object of keen and sustained attention, the bracelet of the LVCEA High Jewellery models calls for 132 hours of gemsetting alternating between invisible and close setting. 310 stones of 31 different sizes adorn its 85 components. Each of its links is set with 15 stones of different sizes. The clasp link alone features 20 stones of 17 different sizes. This construction has been entirely revamped in relation to the original model.

LVCEA High Jewellery Rubies Quartz movement. 23 mm-diameter white gold case set with 26 baguette-cut rubies (approx. 1.11 cts). White gold crown set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds. White gold dial set with 84 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.81 cts). White gold bracelet set with 210 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 13.25 cts) and 100 buff-top cut rubies (approx. 2.82 cts).

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LVCEA High Jewellery Diamonds Quartz movement. 23 mm-diameter white gold case set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.03 cts), 1 brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.02 cts) and 1 sapphire (approx. 0.54 cts). White gold dial set with 84 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.64 cts). White gold bracelet set with 310 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 14.01 cts).

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Maria Lucia Hohan Celebrity favorites, Maria Lucia Hohan’s dresses are spotted on the red carpet at almost all Hollywood events that make headlines. Upon preparing to become an interior designer, Maria found herself to be more attracted to fashion design and in the end she graduated a top school in Paris, with a master in textile design. Her amazing sense of fabrics went from passion to business only to become later on, a signature: an amazing color palette declined on silk fabrics carefully selected and custom dyed for each season.   She ended up creating a new category of evening gowns, fresh, young, simple and sophisticated. “I couldn’t find a gown that suited my age and style. I never liked the classic prom dresses, nor the bridal guest type. I felt the need to create a new kind of silhouette and texture” she explains.   Her vision is highly appreciated by A list stars stepping on the red carpet. From Jennifer Lopez wearing MLH in the video productions of her latest tour and on the red carpet, to Dita von Teese, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sophia Vergara, Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, Giuliana Rancic or Jennifer Hudson, they all got great reviews from fashion critics and the public. Editorials, magazine covers, red carpet events or even advertising campaigns for celebrity owned brands are now featuring MLH creations, establishing Maria Lucia Hohan as an important name among the new wave of fashion designers.

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The A380 is coming to Mexico This winter, Air France is offering six weekly frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico. Starting on 12 January 2016, three weekly flights are operated by Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). The three other flights are operated by Boeing 777-300. From 27 March 2016, the A380 will fly between the two cities daily.

On board, customers have the option of travelling in four flight cabins ensuring optimum comfort – La Première, Business, Premium Economy and Economy.

Book your ticket at www.airfrance.com

H&M Conscious Exclusive 2016 − Historic art inspires fashion for the future H&M is proud to announce a collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris to celebrate the new H&M Conscious Exclusive collection. This beautiful new range has been inspired by the archives of the museum, and will be launched on Thursday 7th April to coincide with the opening of the hotly anticipated exhibition, Fashion forward - Three centuries of fashion. H&M is delighted to also reveal that Parisian art director, style maven and sustainability champion, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, will be the face of the campaign. www.hm.com

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GANT PRE-SPRING 2016 For Pre-Spring 2016 GANT serves game, set and match, in true American Sportswear spirit. The collection is clean and simple in crisp white with pops of color. The silhouette is narrow and straight and the garments are lightweight to enhance sporty features. It is a contemporary take on a sporty base where a brave color pallet is mixed beautifully with white and black. This Pre-Spring collection defines the essence of understated chic.

Chinos in bright and dark colors represent the base for the Pre-Spring men’s collection. Wear it with the sweater with the tennis racket patterns, which permeates the theme of the collection. To increase the sporty look, add the sneak- ers in soft leather; it looks great together with a white shirt and a pair of chinos.

Combine sporty influences with more formal items to give the look an everyday ease. Inspired by our Ivy League heritage, we created an elegant blazer with clean lines, focused on the perfect cut and the details, so look closely to detect perfection.

For the women’s Pre-Spring collection we see key com- ponents as knits and blazers that define a classic look, modified with full attention to the perfect cut to create a feminine edge. Wear the blazer with a slightly looser top and a pair of slim chinos to maintain balance. Add a pair of sneakers in soft leather to get the clean and simple sporty chic look. For the special occasions of the season, silks, cashmere, fine wool and gold detailing are used to enhance the overall luxurious and sophisticated feel.

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