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The world’s first wearable CVD lab-grown ‘all diamond’ ring graded at HRD Antwerp

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The world’s first wearable CVD lab-grown ‘all diamond’ ring graded at HRD Antwerp
The world’s first wearable CVD lab-grown ‘all diamond’ ring graded at HRD Antwerp

Dutch Diamond Technologies (DD) has created the world’s first ring that is entirely made from a lab-grown diamond. ‘Project D’, DD’s name for the ring, took a year to manufacture and was created in honour of the company’s 10th anniversary. For grading this unique piece of jewellery, DD turned to HRD Antwerp, Europe’s leading authority in diamond grading.

The ‘Project D’ ring has been made from a large piece of 155 carat rough CVD lab-grown diamond, which was polished using laser cutting and traditional techniques into a ring which has 133 facets, compared to 57 for a standard brilliant cut. The ring has a total weight of 3,865 carats. It wasn’t until 2017 that it became technically possible to grow large enough monocrystalline lab-grown diamond plates.

This is not the first ring to be created from a single diamond. In 2011, Shawish, the Swiss jeweller, unveiled the world’s first wearable ring made from a single crystal of natural diamond. Additionally, another lab-grown ‘all diamond’ ring, called (RED), has been conceived by the Diamond Foundry, but as far as we are aware, the production phase has not yet started.

For our 10th anniversary we wanted to create something stunning that would highlight our innovative and high-tech techniques,” says Ton Janssen, CEO of Dutch Diamond Technologies. “I think we’ve more than succeeded with the one-off ‘Project D’ ring. It’s a true “European” ring: grown in Germany, cut in the Netherlands and graded by HRD Antwerp in Belgium. HRD Antwerp has a well-earned reputation for delivering a perfect grading system thanks to their sophisticated equipment and dedicated team.

The quality and carat weight of CVD synthetic diamonds has increased drastically over the last ten years, taking up to 5 weeks to grow a diamond plate of this exceptional size in a laboratory. Growing a diamond with the CVD process requires a heated mixture of hydrocarbon gas and hydrogen in a vacuum chamber at very low pressure and elevated temperatures (900-1200°).

The world’s first wearable CVD lab-grown ‘all diamond’ ring graded at HRD Antwerp

DD might be relatively new to cut diamonds for the jewellery market,” says Michel Janssens, CEO of HRD Antwerp, “but they have created an impressive ring for their 10th anniversary. The outstanding cutting and polish work has resulted in a brilliant light reflection which emphasises the beauty of the ring.”

HRD Antwerp has thoroughly analysed the ring and delivered the following grading results: Clarity VVS2, Colour E, Fluorescence NIL, Polish Very Good and Symmetry Excellent. A lab-grown diamond grading report is easily distinguishable from a natural diamond grading report by its green colour cover.

About Dutch Diamond Technologies
DD Technologies has many years of experience in the field of high-tech applications of diamonds. DD Technologies uses both lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds to cut diamond spheres, optical windows, tools for intraocular implants and a wide range of research-related diamond tools. The company, based in Cuijk in The Netherlands, is known to make tailor-made diamond products and the complete production process is handled in house. 

Source; HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp is the European leading authority in diamond grading. An HRD Antwerp grading report represents the hallmark of authentic European quality and provides consumers with confidence and peace of mind when purchasing diamonds or jewellery. Our diamond laboratories in Antwerp (HQ), Mumbai and Istanbul use the most sophisticated technology and rely on the extensive expertise of our in-house research department. HRD Antwerp also develops and commercializes screening, examination and manufacturing equipment for the benefit of the diamond industry and trade around the globe. Likewise, we organize international courses in various industry disciplines, create tailor-made programmes and offer individual coaching. Next to its diamond labs, HRD Antwerp also has representative offices in Spain, Italy, Israel, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Surat. Please note that although we do offer laboratory-grown diamond grading reports, we never grade undisclosed lab-grown diamonds.

Pearls all the time The Favorite at Gemporia

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Pearls always The Favourite at Gemporia
Pearls always The Favourite at Gemporia

Gemporia welcomes again sixth-generation pearl dealer Charlie Barron between 15th and 17th February with a group of luxurious pearl jewelry created completely for Gems TV.

Barron’s first go to of 2019 comes at a time when pearls have been given a renewed highlight following their starring function within the Oscar nominated movie The Favorite. Vogue has already seen the movies “pearl-drop beauties” commenting that the performances had been “out of this world… however have you ever seen the earrings?”

The fascination is definitely nothing new, in response to Barron: “Pearls have lengthy had romance and class related to them, having been worn by essentially the most elegant icons in historical past, whether or not they might be Royals or the celebrities of the fashionable age. Removed from being a pattern of the previous, we’re now seeing new, trendy interpretations of pearl jewelry. Their wearability and easy magnificence are capturing the eye of a brand new era.” 

As soon as saved just for particular events, pearls have since grow to be a extra accessible gemstone for on a regular basis put on with The Telegraph commenting “They’ll go along with nearly the whole lot, since – whereas they could be the surprising alternative – they’re pearls, in spite of everything.”

Pearls have all the time been a agency favorite at Gemporia and Charlie Barron’s reveals this February characteristic a few of his best items up to now that includes earrings, rings and pendants in rose gold, gold and sterling silver all utilizing the very best South Sea pearls and at surprisingly inexpensive costs.

Barron’s ardour for pearls is timeless: “Pearls are presently having fun with a interval of renaissance, particularly in Europe the place we see the very best development charge, and in Asian and American markets the place gross sales are all the time sturdy. Main jewelry homes on Bond Road and Place Vendôme are producing new excessive jewelry collections utilizing pearls that are serving to to spice up the recognition of pearls, in addition to many celebrities sporting pearls on the highest profile occasions such because the Cannes Movie Competition.

Pearls always The Favourite at Gemporia
Pearls all the time The Favorite at Gemporia

About Gemporia

Charlie Barron is Gemporia’s visiting pearl knowledgeable. Gemporia is the main British TV jewelry channel, with turnover of £67.2m*, devoted to creating real gem stones obtainable to all. With greater than 200 totally different pure colored gems obtainable, the jewelry, priced from £29 to £15,000, is offered on-line at Gemporia.com; on TV by way of its devoted jewelry channel Gems TV; and by way of the Gemporia App. Gems TV is hosted by a group of gemstone consultants, promoting unique items in a reverse public sale format, the place the worth of the piece continues to fall all through the public sale, and all patrons pay the ultimate low worth. Gemporia’s extremely expert gem hunters journey the world to seek out the best ethically-mined valuable gem stones, sourced straight from the mines each time attainable. Ethics and persons are an integral a part of the whole lot Gemporia does, and in 2012 Gemporia arrange the Vibrant Life Basis, an impartial charity targeted on enhancing well being and schooling services for the adults and kids who dwell within the areas it really works. Based mostly in Redditch, Worcestershire, Gemporia was based 2004 by Steve Bennett and his household. Gemporia is now an employee-owned enterprise, with 75% of the enterprise owned by trusts for the advantage of its 300 workers, with the remaining 25% owned by its founders. *12 months finish March 2017 Gems TV is dwell 24 /7 on Sky channel 665, Freeview channel 43, Virgin Media channel 755, Freesat channel 805 and by way of www.gemporia.com

Frederique Constant adds new dial animations within its Hybrid Manufacture collection

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Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection

SWISS MADE INNOVATING CONNECTIVITY

At Frederique Constant we have always intended to bring high qualitative watches at a more affordable price.

Frederique Constant adds new dial animations within its Hybrid Manufacture collection

Since 2018 the brand has created an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry by combining traditional horology with ultra-tech modern smartwatches launching the Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture, an unusual mixture of a classical automatic movement and a smartwatch module.

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection

At first glance, one might think that the Hybrid Manufacture is just another Swiss watch. Quite the opposite! Thanks to a classic and beautiful case and dial, the Hybrid can be worn easily, adding elegance to any wrist. But behind this timeless appearance lies a mechanical calibre with great connected functionalities.

The Hybrid manufacture watch offers 3 main functions:

  • A Swiss made manufacture automatic movement with hours, minutes, date and 38-hour power reserve
  • A connected module allowing different activities such as activity tracking, defining your objective like number of steps per day, quality and quantity of sleep, dynamic coaching (getting suggestions, tips and information tailored to your personal activities and goals) and a worldtimer (second time zone or local time in a 24h format).
  • A calibre analytics functionality that measures rate, amplitude and beat error of the manufacture automatic movement. All the results are communicated to the Hybrid App via Bluetooth and can be seen in the form of graphics over time.

A beautiful, classic timepiece that will measure your activity, sleep, offer you dynamic coaching and analyse your mechanical movement. In fact, innovation is part of our key brand values since the birth of Frederique Constant back in 1988. Niels Eggerding, Managing Director of Frederique Constant says: “The Hybrid Manufacture is a prime example of what the watch industry can do to modernize itself while still paying tribute to the traditional swiss watchmaking techniques.

THE WATCH

The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture comes with three new models and two dials versions. A silvered dial for the polished stainless steel and rose gold-plated version and a navy blue dial in the steel rose gold-plated watch.

The Hybrid family is fitted with FC-750V4H6 automatic Manufacture Hybrid caliber and a 38-hours power reserve plus a 7+ days battery life for the connected module that can be linked to its Hybrid’s companion application available both on Google Play and Apple Store.

All collected data is saved each time one opens the app thanks to a dedicated Cloud hosted securely on a Swiss protected server.

The movement is finely enhanced with Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations and the dial boasts hours, minutes, seconds, as well as a date and connected counter in a 42 mm unique case size.

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection

ROTATOR CHARGER BOX

The Hybrid Manufacture is delivered into a luxurious wooden winder box offering a removable charger for the electronical Smartwatch functionality and a winder rotating box that charges the barrel in the mechanical caliber.

The removable charger can be taken out for traveling. By a simple USB cable, the Hybrid Manufacture watch can be charged anywhere out of its wooden winder box.

Suggested price: starting at 3’250CHF

Hybrid Manufacture

Reference

Case


3’250 CHF/ 3’250 EUR

FC-750V4H6

Polished stainless steel
42 mm diameter
Convex sapphire crystal
See through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Movement

FC-750 automatic Manufacture Hybrid caliber adjustable date by the crown and connected counter adjustable by the pusher
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
33 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h
7+ days battery life

Dial

Silver color dial with Guilloché decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes
Hand-polished hour and minute rose gold-plated hands with white luminous Black oxy counters and central second
Date counter at 6 o’clock
Connected counter at 12 o’clock

Bracelet

Dark brown alligator strap

Connected functions

Activity tracking
Sleep Tracking
Dynamic coach
Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time)
Analytics (Measure mechanical movement : Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error)
Pusher settings (24h display | Worldtimer | Activity | Workouts)

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter

Hybrid Manufacture  3’550 CHF/ 3’550 EUR 

Reference                   
FC-750V4H4   
   
Case                           
Rose gold-plated polished stainless steel
42 mm diameter
Convex sapphire crystal
See through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Movement                   
FC-750 automatic Manufacture Hybrid caliber
Adjustable date by the crown and connected counter adjustable by the pusher Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
33 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h
7+ days battery life

Dial                             
Silver color dial with Guilloché decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes
Hand-polished hour and minute rose gold- plated hands with white luminous Black oxy counters and central second
Date counter at 6 o’clock
Connected counter at 12 o’clock

Bracelet                      
Dark brown alligator strap

Connected functions   
Activity tracking
Sleep Tracking
Dynamic coach 
Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time)
Analytics (Measure mechanical movement :Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error)
Pusher settings (24h display | Worldtimer | Activity | Workouts) 

Functions                   
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture Collection

Hybrid Manufacture   3’550 CHF/ 3’550 EUR

Reference                 
FC-750N4H4

Case                          
Rose gold-plated polished stainless steel
42 mm diameter   
Convex sapphire crystal
See through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Movement 
FC-750 automatic Manufacture
Hybrid caliber
Adjustable date by the crown and connected counter adjustable by the pusher
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
33 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h
7+ days battery life

Dial                             
Navy blue dial with decoration guillochet and rose gold plated applied indexes
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous 
Date counter at 6 o’clock
Connected counter at 12 o’clock

Bracelet                       
Navy blue alligator strap

Connected functions   
Activity tracking
Sleep Tracking
Dynamic coach
Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time)
Analytics (Measure mechanical movement:Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error)
Pusher settings (24h display | Worldtimer | Activity | Workouts)

Functions                   
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter

How and Where to Sell your Gold

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How and Where to Sell your Gold
How and Where to Sell your Gold

How and Where to Sell your Gold

Gold is a very precious and attractive metal used mostly to prepare jewelry. Gold is extracted from the ore and brought to its pure form for further applications. Many individuals buy gold in the form of jewelry or as coins or biscuits. Gold jewelry appeals to most people all over the world. Jewelry bring out the shine and radiance of gold when worn in the form of necklaces, rings, bracelets, chains, and so much more.

Most people store their gold jewelry for occasional use and store gold coins or gold biscuits as a form of investment. Gold prices in the market keep fluctuating from time to time. Therefore, when the time comes to sell this gold, there is a lot of confusion on where to sell this gold conveniently.

One should be very careful while selling gold. Before selling gold, the seller should confirm whether the buyer is authentic and has a license to buy gold from customers. The seller should check for the current prices of gold in market. They should carry receipts and gold certificates while selling gold to the buyer. After verifying all of this, the seller should search for a genuine buyer who will provide right value for the gold.

How and Where to Sell your Gold
How and Where to Sell your Gold

There are local merchant shops and gold selling kiosk which also buy gold jewelry or other gold items from customer. But these shops don’t give the best price for the gold that you are selling. A seller should look for a place where they get the best price for the gold that they are selling.

A rough, formless piece of gold will not fetch you a very good price. It is better to convert that gold into jewelry, coins, or nuggets so that it can be sold at a considerably good price. Gold jewelry and nuggets have more worth than a rough gold piece, because such gold items can be re-sold immediately by resellers. Jewelry items that are rare are sold at a much higher price than gold coins and nuggets. Even large gold nuggets are quite rare and get better value while selling.

Getting a good price for your gold also depends on the situation of the buyer. If the seller is in an urgency, then he/she may get less value for the gold. They buyer may take advantage of your urgency, and not give you a good price for your gold. It is better to wait patiently and look around for the best price for your gold. Sometimes gold nuggets have some other metal impurities, which results in getting low value during the sale. Therefore, all forms of gold should first be checked by the seller and the buyer for purity.

Gold can be sold for a better value to premium buyers available locally. The buyers have their branch offices at various locations so that sellers can conveniently sell their gold at their store. Premium buyers update customers with the effective price of gold and changes to it regularly. They only deduct tax amount while buying gold from customers. Gold refiners are also available which buy gold nuggets from customers and later refine them by paying the adjustable price. 

Nowadays selling gold at online buyers is also a better choice to make. Online buyers will regularly notify sellers with recent prices for gold and even provide offers for them. Hence, it becomes convenient for the seller to check prices regularly and when price goes up, they can immediately sell their gold. The seller should make sure that they upload a clear image of their gold on the online portal and keep the gold ready to sell as online agent can pick it up immediately.  

Selling gold at these places is always a better choice to make. Also, while selling your gold, try and make sure you get more than what you invested, even if it is an emergency.

10 Predictions for 2019 Jewelry Developments

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10 Predictions for 2019 Jewellery Trends
10 Predictions for 2019 Jewellery Trends


10 Predictions for 2019 Jewelry Developments

Burrells, a family-run jeweller with a group of boutiques and a global-reaching web site, has its eye firmly on the jewelry that can outline 2019. The jewellers has collectively put collectively its prime jewelry developments for 2019, speaking engagement rings, earrings, ‘heavenly’ jewelry, layering, yellow gold, personalised jewelry, uncommon gem stones, drop earrings, easy diamonds and assertion necklaces…

1. Engagement Rings 
Bridal jewelry is at all times evolving and 2019 will see a mixture of the normal and the fashion-led on the subject of engagement ring developments. Count on to see extra royally-inspired rings as each Megan and Eugenie’s ring decisions inform designers, whereas the gorgeous and trendy halo ring seems to be set to proceed its seemingly unstoppable stand up most-wanted lists. Surprisingly, the timeless diamond solitaire is predicted to stay as in style as ever by 2019, though sq. and rectangular cuts together with colored stones are steadily rising as a well-liked selection for fashionable brides to be.

For instance, this own-brand engagement ring (RRP £3,995) designed by Burrells’ Head Goldsmith, Sarel du Plessis, ticks the diamond solitaire pattern for 2019.

10 Predictions for 2019 Jewellery Trends
10 Predictions for 2019 Jewelry Developments

2. Ear Enchantment
2018 was all concerning the ear, with ear huggies, ear cuffs, and ear jackets shifting firmly into the mainstream. In 2019, anticipate to see extra of the identical with the layering of ear equipment offering the right alternative to make a mode assertion. Outsized earrings, together with crescent-shaped hoops, are additionally going to be massive information for the ultimate 12 months of the twenty-tens, with chunky kinds taking on from a number of the extra delicate seems to be we now have seen this 12 months. 
For instance, these Shaun Leane crescent-shaped hoops (£225) (worn by Meghan Markle) look set to proceed to be on-trend.

10 Predictions for 2019 Jewellery Trends
10 Predictions for 2019 Jewelry Developments

3. Heavenly Jewelry 
Constellations, stars, and indicators of the zodiac have slowly been gaining in recognition as assertion items over 2018 and this 12 months they’ll be a agency staple of jewelry collections all over the place. Fairly, whimsical, and a straightforward method so as to add some persona to your jewelry assortment, be sure to seize a heavenly piece to replace your 2019 look. 
For instance, Burrells’ 14 carat yellow gold diamond star pendant necklace (£315). 

4. Layering 
Layering is a pattern that has been rising over the previous couple of years, however 2019 will see this contemporary look turn out to be larger and bolder. From stacking rings to dramatic necklace combos and bracelet layering, the one rule right here is that extra is extra. So, let your creativeness run wild with inventive combos. Layer kinds, gem stones, and metals to create a really bohemian end. 
For instance, attempt teaming this Marco Bicego jewelry collectively.

5. Yellow Gold 
During the last decade or so, many people have fallen out of affection with conventional yellow gold, with metals like platinum, rose gold, and white gold taking centre stage. Now, this basic steel is coming in from the chilly, with an increase in lovely yellow-gold designs for 2019. Add some classic attraction to your look with a yellow-gold piece and add heat and depth to your jewelry assortment. 
For instance, this lovely Georg Jensen Halo assortment. 

6. Personalised Jewelry
Evidently we simply can’t get sufficient of personalised jewelry. Since Carrie first wore that iconic identify necklace in ‘Intercourse in The Metropolis’, jewelry that displays a little bit one thing of who we’re has turn out to be an increasing number of wanted. The 2019 tackle personalised jewelry is refined and craft-inspired, with initial-adorned items with a folksy twist amongst the most-wanted interpretations of this look. 

7. Uncommon Gem stones 
Transfer over sapphire, emerald, and diamond, there are some new gem stones on the town. In 2019, it received’t simply be concerning the massive treasured gem stones, lesser-known stones like watermelon tourmaline and moonstone are rapidly turning into vital gamers on the accent’s scene. These uniquely lovely stones are inspiring designers to create dazzling new kinds and vogue lovers to precise themselves in contemporary methods. The normal stones aren’t going to vanish anytime quickly, however the selection of gem stones is definitely going to get extra thrilling.
Attempt these Burrells rose gold, Watermelon Tourmaline and diamond earrings (£3,095).

8. Drop Earrings 
2019 appears to be the 12 months that many designers have determined to embrace maximalist jewelry, with outsized designs popping up all over the place from necklaces to bracelet cuffs. One place the place this strategy appears to be actually taking maintain is within the return of the drop earring. Overlook easy studs and go for all-out glamour in lengthy earrings that can completely flip heads. The color, the gem stones, that’s as much as you – simply you should definitely make an announcement. 
Attempt these ones from Burrells’ Aurélia Assortment (£960). 

9. Easy Diamonds 
In a departure from a number of the daring designs that appear to be defining the upcoming 12 months, diamonds have been pared again for 2019. With single, brilliantly lovely stones allowed to shine in studs, pendants, and bracelets with out fancy metalwork or adornment. We love dainty diamond choker-style necklaces as a strategy to put on this contemporary however timeless model. Generally a stone is so lovely, it doesn’t want any fuss. 
This diamond solitaire pear pendant is solely fashionable (£1,850).

10. Assertion Necklaces 
2019 will see the return of extra conventional necklace shapes with an announcement twist as pendants transfer into the background. Something goes on the subject of design, from vivid flowers to shells and thick, outsized chains. Like this 12 months’s drop earrings, the purpose right here is to make an impression, so pair your assertion necklace with a clear and easy look to let it do the speaking. 
See this sterling silver George Jensen offspring necklace (£695).

Burrells’ managing director, Ed Ferris, stated “2019 seems to be set to ship each contemporary new seems to be and timeless classics. This 12 months has one thing for each price range, model and persona, whether or not you’re seeking to replace your vogue jewelry assortment or spend money on a sentimental piece to final a lifetime.”

Supply: Burrells is a household owned and run unbiased boutique jeweller with a group of Four shops throughout the south of England (Royal Tunbridge Wells, Winchester, Kingston and Staines) in addition to a brand new e-commerce web site www.burrells.co.uk. Burrells is owned and run by the Ferris household and was began by Invoice Ferris in 1974; every retailer homes a handpicked number of luxurious watch manufacturers together with Omega, Breitling, Tudor, TAG Heuer and Gucci in addition to beautiful jewelry and engagement ring collections together with Chopard and Burrells’ personal model. Burrells employs specialists inside the business; for instance Helen, Watch Supervisor at Burrells Winchester, with over 15 years expertise, specialises in luxurious Swiss watches; Sarel is Burrells’ resident grasp goldsmith, producing bespoke designs for purchasers in addition to authentic designs for Burrells’ personal jewelry ranges; Adam, Burrells’ Head Purchaser, is a diamond professional and as a professional diamond grader, assesses the standard of non-certified diamonds.

Tribute marketing campaign to the late grasp jeweller Charles Zuber

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Tribute campaign to the late master jeweller Charles Zuber
Tribute campaign to the late master jeweller Charles Zuber

Tribute marketing campaign to the late grasp jeweller Charles Zuber

Needed, masterpieces of jewelry with out label

In his craft, he was a grasp. Within the background, Charles Zuber materialized some loopy excessive jewellery achievements for essentially the most prestigious manufacturers: Piaget, Audemars Piguet, Harry Winston or Parmigiani… His artworks are actually in demand.

The method is uncommon. An affiliation, a collective, appears on the distinctive profession of a shadowy character and decides to supply him, posthumously, his time of fame. A “Search Discover” marketing campaign is launched.

Charles Zuber, an excellent artistic craftsman acknowledged by his friends Launched at the start of 2019, the advert marketing campaign “Avis de Recherche Réalisations de Charles Zuber” goals to trace down two masterpieces of knickknack craftmanship. These two creations are the results of a preservation initiative that made it doable to scan and listing roughly 3000 images, most of which are actually recognized for essentially the most half as the ultimate vacation spot, i.e. the title of the model for which the grasp had developed them. A batch of a number of jewels, together with these two excessive jewellery items, stays nonetheless with out a recognized label. Had been they manufactured for Piaget, Parmigiani, Harry Winston or Audemars Piguet, to take solely the best-known manufacturers? Maybe historical past will inform us quickly, particularly if some media conform to play the sport and relay this marketing campaign which, in any case, can even have a life on social networks.

Tribute campaign to the late master jeweller Charles Zuber
Tribute marketing campaign to the late grasp jeweller Charles Zuber

In accordance with those that knew him, those that shared his workbenches and drawing boards, or extra prosaically those that commissioned him, grasp jeweller Charles Zuber had the uncommon genius to have the ability to mix the ancestral methods of haute-joaillerie with the abilities of micromechanics utilized in watchmaking. Malcolm Lakin is a former watchmaker journalist and creator of a e-book to be revealed in 2019 on the life and work of Charles Zuber. That is what he writes: «A person who had a genius for locating options to inconceivable ideas, whose prowess as a goldsmith, whose artistic expertise and innate aptitude for innovation benefitted the world’s most well-known watch and jewelry manufacturers.»

Rehabilitation of jewellery-making arts in Geneva? It’s fascinating to notice that this “Avis de Recherche” marketing campaign, an unique method, is launched in 2019, the 12 months following the primary GemGeneva exhibition in Geneva, devoted to jewelry and gemmology. An exhibition that celebrates the return of a forgotten ingredient that’s nonetheless inherent to the Cité du bout du lac, that of jewelers and their worldwide status. As we keep in mind, the Historical past of the Reformation, significantly due to Jean Calvin’s disapproving edicts, was not very conducive to the event of their abilities. One solely has to reread the well-known “Somptuary Prescriptions” written by the previous monk who grew to become a politician in cost, to suppose that they had been to the jewellery business within the 1550s in Geneva what the 18th Modification and prohibitionists had been to the manufacture of alcohol in the USA within the 1920s.

A historic revenge? The title of the affiliation is harking back to it because it evokes the “jewelry custom in Geneva”, which is a historic actuality that has nothing to be envious of at Place Vendôme or in New York. With this marketing campaign of needed bulletins, the affiliation “Charles Zuber & Custom Joaillière à Genève ( charles-zuber-association.ch )” has simply been created. It’s dedicated to providing its inspirer a status that’s helpful for the common recognition of all those that nonetheless follow, usually at all times within the shadows, the humanities that made him stand out.

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