Monthly Archives: October 2014

LJ Cross Opens New York Flagship; Debuts in Select Saks Fifth Avenue Stores

Here at Bijoux Review, we instantly recognize haute luxe jewelry when we see it, feel it; wear it. That’s why we’re excited about the 90-piece debut collection from LJ Cross. Its bold yet sensuously soft Modernist aesthetic looks utterly fresh. At the same time, LJ Cross embodies classic and therefore ageless style. Informally elegant, understatedly alluring and always confident, these…

Verdura Celebrates 75th Anniversary

This Fall, to mark its 75th Anniversary on New York’s Fifth Avenue, Verdura is celebrating with The Power of Style: Verdura at 75, a retrospective exhibition featuring over 150 jewels created by master jeweler Duke Fulco di Verdura. Curated by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, her husband Reinaldo and their daughter Patricia Lansing, The Power of Style: Verdura at 75 is the most…

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Loulou de la Falaise: The Glamorous Romantic

Loulou de la Falaise: The Glamorous Romantic by Ariel de Ravenel and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni (Rizzoli) Editor: Ariel de Ravenel Writer: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni Art Director: Alexandre Wolkoff Loulou de la Falaise: The Glamorous Romantic celebrates the creations of Anglo-French jewelry, accessories and clothing designer Loulou de la Falaise. Published in October, 2014, the book is insightfully…

Oscar de la Renta: R.I.P.

Besides being a superb fashion designer throughout the last half of the 20th century and up to his death in October 2014, Oscar de la Renta designed  highly luxurious, entrance-making and eye-grabbing fashion jewelry. This master of fashion also excelled at dreaming up irresistible bijoux that complemented his haute luxe looks. Consider the challenges involved in designing…

Loulou de la Falaise/Pierre Bergé Wallpaper: C’est Chic!

Loulou de la Falaise may have left this earth in November 2011, but in 2014, her work is having a Renaissance that’s as poetique, chic and fantastique as her thousands of fine jewelry designs, clothing and various haute luxe accessories. Interest in Loulou’s poetic and influential jewelry, accessories and clothing has been reignited by the newly published book, Loulou…

What Is The Web’s Best Source for Luxury Signed Jewels and Estate Pieces? Beladora.com

Bijouxreview.com is high on Beladora.com and its sister site, B2. Two of the world’s most discerning, haute luxe estate jewelry sites, Beladora and B2 are favorites of women with means, A-list stylists; the stars they shop for, and of course, jewelry collectors. Along with offering superb customer service, Beladora and B2 both feature fantastic selections of…

New Bijoux Alert: Ringly Introduces the Smart Ring

Imagine wearing a gemstone ring that alerts you to incoming notifications by vibrating in four different patterns– and lighting up in five lovely colors! Welcome to the world of Ringly (www.ringly.com), a pioneering techno-jewel that adorns while liberating you from your phone. (Typically, Ringly will work about 20-30 feet from your cell.) A clever little microchip beneath Ringly’s stone connects…

Billionaire Bijoux: Jane & Aerin Lauder’s Jewelry

If you were a billionaire, what kind of jewelry would you wear? Jane and Aerin Lauder wear chic bijoux that gleam with refined aesthetics, effortless elegance, precious gems, noble metals and impeccable craftsmanship.  They are the best bejeweled sisters in the U.S., if not the world.  In Aerin’s case, she also designs haute luxe 24-karat yellow gold-plated costume jewelry for her AERIN brand. Her…

Celedonio Jewels: Argentina’s Best Creation Since the Tango

Super-stoned on nature’s beauty, Celedonio jewels from Buenos Aires are massively scaled, colorful and dramatically textured.  And that’s just for starters. These dream-like  jewels (www.celedonio.com.ar/) are also intricately studded, interwoven and alive with richly colored stones, pearls, feathers, crystals, silken leaves and other fine materials. Celebrating Nature’s infinite variety, Celedonio’s organically baroque jewelry creates theatrically intriguing…