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Hutton Wilkinson: The Jewelry Genie of Tony Duquette

Hutton Wilkinson’s jewelry  makes you look like the empress of an exotically chic, elegant empire. Dramatic in scale. Set in high karat golds or platinum. Alive with colored stones in deeply saturated hues… Hutton’s bijoux marry bold, one-of-a-kind designs with vibrant, highly textured gem materials that refract light to create  beautiful, surprising and sometimes surrealistic effects. Like psychedelic bohemian oxygen, Hutton Wilkinson’s jewelry breathes divine…

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INSIDER INTERVIEW: NICHOLAS VARNEY JEWELS

Based in New York, Nicholas Varney Jewels is famous for richly colored, high luxury bijoux.  The Nicholas Varney style is dynamically design-driven and rich in strangely beautiful combinations of gems, minerals, shells, and natural pearls from all kinds of bivalves such as quahog clams.  Then there are also organics such as pinkish conch pearls, along…

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: Gannon Brousseau, COUTURE Show Director

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Stephen Webster: An Appreciation of his Lady Stardust Collection

Throughout jewelry history, the best high luxury jewels have embodied cultural and historical references, attitudes and emotions.  In the 20th and 21st century, Stephen Webster’s carefully conceptualized collections have drawn inspiration from 19th century science literature, rock’n’roll; punk and his native British culture.  (Note:  his website is www.stephenwebster.com – If you are attending the COUTURE…

LISA HUBBARD OF SOTHEBY’S: The Inspired Legacy of Tony Duquette Jewels

One of the world’s foremost experts in important jewels, Lisa Hubbard directs North and South American jewelry operations for Sotheby’s, the venerable auction house. Since Lisa and I both admire vintage Tony Duquette bijoux and Tony Duquette jewels that are presently designed by Hutton Wilkinson, I decided to ask her a few questions about why…

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: Jay Hartington and MARISSA COLLECTIONS Jewelry Gallery

 

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Temple St. Clair’s Golden Menagerie

New York-based Temple St. Clair is that rare jewelry designer whose vision is informed as much by history and legend as it is inspired by her imagination.   St. Clair’s first high luxury jewelry collection premiered in 2015. Titled Mythical Creatures From the Golden Menagerie, this epic suite embodies super-detailed and design-driven jewels that shimmer…

Estee Lauder’s Perfumed Bijoux

Estee Lauder was a 20th century beauty tycoon who pioneered the design, production and marketing of bejeweled solid perfume compacts that doubled as pendants, bracelets and rings. Today Estee’s granddaughters Aerin and Jane are carrying on the tradition with  enchanting limited edition jewels and compacts.  All of the compacts below are available here. Limited Edition Golden Cocktail…

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…