Tag: #necklace

The impact of Blockchain Technology on Diamond and Jewellery Industries

Imagine the beauty & the emotional connection to your fine jewellery is supported by conflict-free, fair labour and authenticity. Imagine that, one day, with a click on your cell-phone you can trace from it’s inception to production, the history or the past ownerships. One of the biggest challenges of fine jewellery specifically the diamond industry is the convincing fakes, the swags and the misleading claims.

Resolving these issues requires integration of innovative solutions into the trade such as Blockchain Technology. The transparency and the verification systems provided by this technology, corroborate trust and significantly reduce frauds whether in insurance realm or counterfeits.  By creating immutable records to track and protect the valuable goods through Blockchain Technology, manufacturers and brands set the seal on the authenticity & ethical trade. Ultimately creating a progressive world where everyone is a winner.

The disruptive technology promotes socially fair transactions, prevents compromising reputation, and establishes personal connections between the customer and the brand.  The industry is warming up, leveraging Blockchain Technology to generate value for it’s customers and reduce costs. One of the technology companies, offering solutions underpinned with Blockchain Technology for diamond industry is Everledger. A global start-up creating thumbprints across the supply chain pipeline to protect the ownership, authenticity, reputations and the challenges that bear a heavy cost not only for the owners, insurers, but to all parties involved.

Industry leaders such as Debeers are also investing in new platforms supported by Blockchain Technology to create highly secure database to record the activities throughout the supply chain while making sure that the sensitive data will remain between parties involved in the transaction. Thanks to Blockchain Technology,  the ownership joy of DeBeers refined collections is largely expanded.




























Reign Sapphire Corp., is another custom and branded jewelry company, that is incorporating Blockchain Technology to authenticate sapphires as a conflict-free and accepts Bitcoin as payment via Bitpay on reignsapphires.com.  They offer Australian sapphires, designed in Beverly Hills with chic and modern aesthetics appealing to millennials.

Reign Sapphires
Baguette Double Ring in Yellow Gold


Flexible Stiletto Earrings
Flexible Stiletto Earrings




Amor Ring
Armor Ring

Men’s Jewellery Guide Fall/Winter 2017

Careful selection of jewellery allows the nondescript style to make a statement. Your wardrobe selection whether is subtle or festooned should allow pieces of jewellery that grace your getup.

Since 25,000 years ago, a simple necklace made of fish bones to present day diamond studded jewellery, they reflect a sentiment. As part of our interactions, jewellery is employed as symbols of luck, protection, respect, commitment, love, fertility or belief. Overtly or covertly they unveil our assertions.

Increasingly the artistic expression with the readily available materials & tools of production allow designers to be more creative and craft predominant trends of season or year from expensive to affordable styles. Our pick for Fall/Winter 2017 Men’s jewellery:


Mid length and slim chains compliments the outfit, whether with biker chic t-shirt or french chic tugged under the collar of the shirt.

Luis Morais, Hematite beads, 14kt gold – to the Bone NecklaceLuis Morais - To the Bone Necklace

Jade Jagger Bullet Necklace

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Dean Harris – Wishbone Pendant Necklace

Dean Harris wishbone pendant necklace

Miansai Anchor Pendant Necklace

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Miansai- Moore half cuff double rap bracelet


Luis Morais – Eye of Horus Bracelet


Miracle Icons – Beaded Necklace



Cantini MC Firenze – Beaded Bracelet  OR Philippe Audibert – Lozzi Bracelet




M.Cohen – Feather Cuff Ring


Spinelli Kilcollin Pluto Ring


Loren Stewart – Round Signet Ring

Marco Dal Maso – Ara Ring

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Part two of jewellery trends for earrings, cufflinks and pins soon to be published. 

Featured image from deviant art.

Italian Jewelry designer to watch – Leonardi Emanuele

Leonardi Emanuele, experimental sculptor and winner of Artistar 2017 is channelling human sentiments into his craft. His art speaks at a deep, emotional level, eliciting sublime feelings and aesthetic chills. His micro sculptures portray characters that are unwavering, supportive or crusading. His philosophical approach to body ornaments is powerful and has a symbiotic relationship between the human emotions and the art of jewellery.

His piece called ‘Valutazione del Rischio’ (Risk Assessment) won him the Artistar award. A jewel-work of art crafted from wood, leather and bronze composed of necklace and brooch. The neckpiece depicts human’s desire and willpower to achieve in spite of everything.

"Valutazione del rischio" - Leonardi Emanuele
Leonardi Emanuele – “Valutazione del rischio”
Leonardi Emanuele - "Esodo"
Leonardi Emanuele – “Esodo”


Elie Top – Talented Jewelry Designer

What would you do, when you are nostalgic or affectionate and as a strong woman you want to reveal your emotions in a subtle & intelligent way? How would you project your inner strength, compassion and beauty to draw the good in your professional and social galaxy similar to the cosmos movement. Your uniqueness is your gravity to rise above the chaos to master safety as the sun allows life on earth to exist.

As a spirited campaigner for individuality, how would you integrate your beautiful mind, your identity and your taste in jewellery? Yes, body ornaments are part of your brand and developing a signature style for a woman with a purpose in life is imperative. Indicating your allegiance to your dearest, a society or an ideology through jewellery is not only delightful but convincing.


Last week, I was invited to meet with Elie Top a brilliant and genial fine jewellery designer at Archives, Toronto and had the pleasure to conduct an interview. His collections, mécaniques célestes, cosmogonie secrète or étoile mysterieuse reassure strong woman that design, craftsmanship and modern rendition of the symbols and celestial mechanics, surely play up on her strength and evoke harmony.

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The pieces are about discovery as they unfold through interlocking cages and artistically engraved compartments. The precision is achieved by ambitious design, technology of three dimensional printing and high artisanship. Luckily, with cosmogonie secrète collection, you are in “control”, you have a “choice” in selecting signs and symbols that represent an idea, a message, a renewal, an advent or a new life.

The Interview:

Elie Top, French born jeweller started his career in design at YSL and continued to be the celebrated accessories Director at Lanvin for 15 years. He has launched his own brand in 2015 with Elie Top, Mécanique Célestes Collection. 

Tell me the story of Elie Top, the first project that had set you on this path of designing fine jewelry: “I have been designing costume jewelry for years especially for Lanvin alongside Albert Elbaz. So Fine Jewelry was the natural next step to express myself in the most personal way.  I went back to my roots, a mix of baroque and industrial aesthetic, ornamental and mechanic.”

What was the source of inspiration behind the current collection: After “mécaniques célestes” and “étoile mystérieuse” , “cosmogonie secrète” is the third series. A trilogy about the space, but in more narrative, ornamental and esoteric way: based on the four elements: fire, water, air, earth, every single thing is connected from the colours, the animals to the seasons. Nothing is unbound, perpetually significant. I was dreaming of the portrait of Agnes Sorel by Fouquet, the priestress of Dune (the Lynch movie), or Excalibur and the heraldic language and shapes. Bestowing on the object protection and power.

What is the voice of your brand: I would say medieval, futuristic and casual, based on the idea of secret for independent and strong women. It talks about design, structure, and systems.

If you were to describe your team of craftsmen in two words: Enthusiastic and inventive!

What is your advice to a man buying his partner an anniversary gift: not to do it on his own but always with his partner! Women know remarkably well and much better what suits them!

What makes a piece of jewelry an heirloom: Not necessary its value, certainly more the person, may be the first owner, who has been wearing it, the way and the circumstances it was worn creates an aura and symbols that the descendants will enjoy to carry on.

Who is your muse or fashion icon: I admire and love many women, but certainly the most important and influential in my life is Loulou de la Falaise. I met her very young at YSL, and worked with her for many years; her taste of huge, bold, barbaric jewels worn in a total free spirit  made a deep and definitive impression on me. I miss her every day.

What do you do to conquer fear or self doubt: I work! Fear and doubt are essentials to move on.

Which side of Elie Top drives the wheel of your life? The creative part is the most important, since ever. I always gave the creativity the priority: looking for beauty.

Which movie you would have liked to be the leading actor: Eh…, Eric von Strohiem in all his movies.

What is your life Motto: Remain faithful to yourself.

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A selection of Elie Top jewelry can be found at Archives Toronto, 1275 Bay Street Toronto On, Canada. 

Images are courtesy of  Elie Top.

Foundrae Jewellery


Sharing your story and aspirations in a liberating still subtle manner makes it remarkebly mysterious and charming. Seeking inner peace, being gritty, empowered or optimistic are sentiments unveiled through Foundrae jewellery.


Brilliant symbolic creations by Foundrae eliminate boredom. Your personal signature becomes more authentic and powerful in favour of spirituality and imagination.

Protection Cigar Band  Foundrae

Foundrae crafts gives you free rein to create a common language to share your senses and views with an underlying message. Beth Bugdaycay (Creative Director at Foundrae) collections protect you from unnecessary negativity and weaves your inner strength to your consciousness.

Story Collection      Foundrae