NIRAV MODI, THE MOST SPECTACULAR HIGH JEWELLERY FROM PARIS COUTURE WEEK 2017

Such an exciting time at Paris Haute Couture week that I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I’m going to show you some of the most exquisite jewels from the world’s most famous haute jewellery houses.

Twice a year this magnificent event takes over the City of Love. It’s a time where fashion designers and jewellery designers come together to showcase their haute collections. It was going to be a jam-packed schedule of previewing the latest high jewellery collections from more than 20  jewellers.

I spent the week hopping from suite to suite at the Ritz Paris Hotel, and from boutique to boutique at the Place Vendome for an exclusive sneak peek of these magnificent haute jewellery collections, a privilege only reserved for jewellery editors and their clients. My evenings were filled with after parties and rubbing elbows with the most respected and talented designers in the business.

But the best part is, I got to try on some of the most exquisite haute jewellery I’ve ever seen, and even modeled some of my favourite pieces for clients. I can’t wait to share with you the superbly distinctive designs I saw, and the unparalleled craftsmanship and innovative skill that goes into each piece. You’ll see some of the finest and rarest gems the world has to offer. What you won’t see is the band of security guards that surrounded me every time I tried on a piece! I’ve never felt so perfectly safe and pampered in Paris!

What I love the most about these High Jewellery collections is the stories each piece has to tell. These collections are the highest form of jewellery-making in existence. Each collection showcases the jewellery house’s skill at sourcing the most extraordinary gemstones the world has ever seen, and the highest level of craftsmanship, innovation, and design imaginable. So grateful to be part of this experience, and to be able to share with you all the inspiration and stories behind these phenomenal haute jewellery collections.

Spend the day with me at the Avenue Montaigne offices of Christian Dior, and step into a secret garden that sets the stage for their lavish new collection of floral jewellery, inspired by the gardens of Versailles.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of Paris right onto the beaches of the Riviera with CHANEL Fine Jewelry and their new Flying Cloud collection. An elaborate beach scene with sand and beach chairs to evoke the spirit of the Riviera, you’ll be inspired by CHANEL’s new haute collection.

Hop over to the Mediterranean now, and lose yourself in the sounds of tropical birds and the beautiful colours of exotic flowers. This is the world of Giampiero Bodino and his latest haute jewellery collection. You’ll completely forget you’re in Paris at the Ritz Hotel!

Enjoy this rare treat and let the fun begin! And don’t forget to share with me your thoughts in the comments below, so I can bring you more of what excites you in the world of haute jewellery.

Back at the Ritz, I’m surrounded by lotus and jasmine flowers, sparkling stars and constellations, influenced by the Mughal era under the artful design of Nirav Modi. This haute jewellery collection celebrates the magnificence of the Maharajas and the impressionist movement, and captures a light and rhythm and a distinct style of airiness and opulence.

I love how lithe and fluid these pieces are, as light as silk and modern to wear. Jasmine cut diamonds in various shapes add to the elegant fluidity of this collection, a signature of Nirav Modi. Unique Jasmine diamond cut make them sparkle in a way that enhances the light and character of each individual stone, while the knife edged setting makes the diamonds appear to float in the air. Minimal metal is used in the diamond setting, giving the jewel an ethereal appearance.

 

Nirav Modi Jasmine Cascade Detachable Earrings & Necklace Inspired with Jasmine cut diamonds of various shapes .

Nirav Modi Jasmine Cascade Diamond Necklace.

Nirav Modi Jasmine Cascade Detachable Diamond Earrings.

Nirav Modi Electric Green ring with kornerupine and rose-cut white diamonds have been positioned to form a dome, with the full-cut diamonds placed table-side down to create a unique shape and texture.

Nirav Modi Electric Green ring.

Nirav Modi Emerald Waterfall Suite with bright green Colombian emeralds cascading with brilliant and Jasmine cut diamonds.

Nirav Modi  Emerald Carpet Bracelet with vivid green octagonal Colombian emeralds are laid on a bed of hundreds of natural seed pearls  with the emeralds and emerald-cut diamonds. Meticulously set to mirror intricate carpet embroidery.

 

I am extremely happy to announce that my new jewelry book – GEMOLOGUE: Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips – is now on Amazon. I’m so excited. It’s the first book of its kind solely dedicated to jewellery. 

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery 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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