BUCCELLATI “TULLE” HIGH JEWELLERY COLLECTION, PARIS COUTURE WEEK
Hot on the heels of Paris Haute Couture and four days of fashion shows comes the latest collections of high jewellery from many of the world’s top jewellery brands like Buccellati, Dior, Chanel, De Beers, Piaget, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chopard, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, Ana Khouri, Lydia Courteille and more. Oh, how I love Paris! Especially when it is filled with jewellery and fabulous stylish events in the evening! To fully embrace this event and give you a real sense of the jewellery I tried on, I put together some video highlights for GEMOLOGUE IGTV. It’s an exclusive event open only to clients and journalists and a great honour to attend. I hope you enjoy my curation of new jewellery discoveries from Paris Haute Couture.
The Buccellati boutique at 1 Rue de la Paix was my first stop and I was delighted to see so many breathtaking, one-of-a-kind pieces, thanks to their recent brand expansion. The Buccellati trademark honeycomb technique is instantly recognisable and a common theme that brings the whole collection together. The Phoenix tiara with a subtle but intricate floral and bird motif gave me chills. I couldn’t wait to try it on and wished I had worn it for my wedding day! So beautiful! You can watch my highlight video with Lucrezia Buccellati, who I had the fortune to interview a couple of years ago in one of my featured GEM TALKS.
As one of the world’s most renowned high jewelry houses, Buccellati is admired for its incredible engraving technique, borrowed from the Italian renaissance and the ancient traditions of the goldsmiths of that era. Only the rarest stones find their way into a Buccellati creation and they are often the most vibrant and colourful, making them highly sought after the world over.
Some of their one-of-a-kind masterpieces take over a year to complete. Skillful hands patiently pierce each hole, finishing with a manual saw to carve out the desired honeycomb effect. One slip of the hand and the artist must start all over again from the beginning until perfection is met. The result is a light and lacy effect that rivals the most precious lace found in the Burano isle near Venice, or in Flanders, Belgium.
Reminiscent of the splendorous ruffs worn during the 16th and 17th centuries, the elegant lace effect comes to life with impressive openwork designs. In true Buccellati style, precious jewels contrast beautifully against white and yellow gold, as well as a unique combination of white and yellow gold.
The intricate lace design brings a regal elegance to the Grand Tiara with its 928 diamonds (approx. 10 carats). The design features two phoenix that rise from a central flame-shaped element with a central drop-shaped bezel. Perfect for a grand gala or your wedding day.
BUCCELLATI BRACELET MORGANA
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