BUCCELLATI “TULLE” HIGH JEWELLERY COLLECTION, PARIS COUTURE WEEK 2018

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.

BUCCELLATI GRAND TIAR

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

Named after Morgana, the legendary protagonist whose magical powers seduced the likes of King Arthur and others, the Bracelet Morgana by Buccellati weaves its own magic. This magnificent cuff bracelet in yellow gold is engraved in a rigatoni and ornate style with star-shaped openwork in white gold. Set with 477 diamonds and embellished with tulle workmanship, the Bracelet Morgana is an enchanting and seductive work of art.

BUCCELLATI ALYSSA PENDANT
This stunning pendant gets its name from the Greek nymph who “came from the sea.” Alyssa is a Greek name that represents happiness and nobility, and has strong connections to the Alyssum flower that symbolises “worth beyond beauty.” The beauty in this pendant is a central sapphire weighing 4.9 carats that gleams out of a yellow gold honeycomb setting, accented by drop-shaped white gold bezel and diamonds. Surrounded by a border of white gold garlands set with 313 diamonds, the Alyssa Pendant remains true to its name: worth beyond beauty.

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GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews.

GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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