Tag Archives: Diamond

Fine Jewelry by Monique Lhuillier

24 Oct

Monique Lhuillier is a designer I have always admired, especially since I saw a mini documentary about her on CNN. She stands out in her razor sharp focus on delivering luxe, ultra feminine, très très chic pieces. Her bridal line is beyond gorgeous, her clothing line delivers the goods excellently collection after collection. I’ve come to expect the highest in luxurious standards from her.

So imagine how excited I was when I discovered she has a wedding ring line in collaboration with Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewellery.  I really like it when a designer segues into different aspects of fashion easily, especially when it’s done so well.

The collection is beyond stunning, it is breathtakingly beautiful. She did an engagement ring line and a wedding ring line. Each engagement ring is adorned with a blush pink sapphire “lovemark,” symbolizing a blushing bride. Beautiful.

I selected my best pieces of the collection, my absolute favourite has to be the Princess Double Halo. If you ask me, the prices are pretty reasonable for diamonds set in platinum.

To read more about the collection and see the pieces in detail, check out the Monique Lhullier page on Blue Nile

Monique Lhuillier Double Halo Engagement Ring_$3000
Double Halo Engagement Ring $3000
Monique Lhuillier Draping Halo Engagement Ring_$2750
Draping Halo Engagement Ring $2750
Monique Lhuillier Floral Halo Engagement Ring_$4550
Floral Halo Engagement Ring $4550
Monique Lhuillier Heirloom Diamond Engagement Ring_$3750
Heirloom Diamond Engagement Ring $3750
Monique Lhuillier Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring_$1900
Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring $1900
Monique Lhuillier Petite Draping Halo Engagement Ring_$1800
Petite Draping Halo Engagement Ring $1800
Monique Lhuillier Princess Double Halo Engagement Ring_$3200
Princess Double Halo Engagement Ring $3200
Monique Lhuillier Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring_$2655
Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring $2655
Monique Lhuillier Twist Shank Engagement Ring_$2300
Twist Shank Engagement Ring $2300
Monique Lhuillier Vintage Hexagon Engagement Ring_$2945
Vintage Hexagon Engagement Ring $2945

Images via Blue Nile

The Art of Luxury Time-telling

6 Apr

The world of luxury fashion is one that I find intensely fascinating and so breathtaking. Luxury brand manufacturers take the best materials you can find on this beautiful earth and craft incredible things out of them.

From plush fabrics to diamonds and precious gems, I mean, the earth is full of beautiful things waiting for this type of expression. What’s the point of a diamond in raw form below the earth, when it can be made into a swash buckling Chopard watch?

I think I’m kinda digressing? Lol

So, the biggest and the best watchmakers in the world gathered at the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Geneva, Switzerland late last month. And you can only imagine what went down, tons of sophisticated collections and innovation.

Check out some of the simply amazing selections from some of our favourite designer names. Please read the descriptions of the watches, so luxuriously poetic, lol.

Doesn’t matter if you can’t get one of ’em, it’s great to admire excellent craftsmanship and the beauty of creative genius.

Chopard
Chopard Owl watch in 18K rose gold with two dials, two time zones, and quartz movement, fully set with baguette-cut rubies (3.68 carats), baguette-cut diamonds (1.67 carats), and brilliant-cut diamonds (7.52 carats)
Azzaro

Azzaro Ise watch in stainless steel

Versace

Versace Destiny Spirit Precious watch in round stainless steel case with blue sapphires and blue lizard strap

Chanel

Chanel Premiere three-row watch in steel and black ceramic

Dior

Dior Christal 33mm purple watch with stainless steel case, purple sapphire crystals, and diamonds

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Cocktail watch with black dial, polished 18K white gold bezel, and Roman numerals set with diamonds

Chanel

Chanel J12 41mm chromatic watch in titanium ceramic with steel triple-folding buckle

Harry Winston

Harry Winston Rosebud watch with mother-of-pearl dial and 16 baguette-cut diamonds (1.8 carats), 26 pear-cut diamonds (2.9 carats), and 126 brilliant-cut diamonds (2 carats)

Valentino

Valentino Gemme mini watch in steel

See info about the show on the Baselworld site

Pics via styledotcom