June 2020: What's New In Jewellery
Since the beginning of March, virtual jewellery auctions have totalled US$6.1 million.
Of those jewellery sales, one third of the bidders were aged 40 or under.
Every lot was sold during the online Hong Kong Fine Jewels sale (April 7-15).
2/4 Harry Winston
Royal dignitaries and leading ladies have all been papped wearing Harry Winston’s high jewellery over the years. The New Yorker wasn’t dubbed “King of Diamonds” for no reason. His designs seduced the 20th century’s most extraordinary personalities, including Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Windsor and Marilyn Monroe. So, it comes as no surprise that the maison continues to draw on its heritage for present-day collections. We especially love the Cluster earrings in lightweight platinum, which are set with rows of turquoise and sapphires.
There’s a lot to think about when planning your wedding and even more now we find ourselves in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. However, exchanging rings is one aspect of your big day that’ll never change. The new #FallInLoveWithGraff campaign showcases diamond-decked wedding bands and twinkling tiaras. At least one thing can be checked off the ‘to do’ list.
See also: The History Of The Wedding Ring, A Symbol Of Love
Social distancing to flatten the curve of the pandemic has people baking. This includes Dior’s head jewellery designer, Victoire de Castellane, who has shared imagined illustrations of herself cooking alongside the maison’s late founder. Christian Dior loved food and even had a book of his recipes published in 1972. “The materials used in the kitchen are just as noble as those in couture,” he once said. “In my profession, I like how the realisation of the work is associated with the involvement of the hands and mind.” Last month, the brand unveiled an updated cookbook, La Cuisine Cousu-Main. Illustrated by the artist René Gruau, it is available in digital format.
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