The best jewelers of our time
Spectacular jewelry has always been in demand - and the people who create it are no less popular. Their remarkable talent allows them to produce works of art that other designers emulate. Articles on yantar.ua are dedicated to such masters!
Fawaz Gruosi - refined style and Swiss quality
The founder of the De Grisogono company calls his accessories a combination of luxury, intelligence, and innovation. He strives to adapt the classics to the needs of modern women, mixing different stones (the use of black diamonds is the hallmark of the brand), bringing old cutting methods back into fashion, and producing a smart watch in a gold case together with the Samsung brand.
The man's creative path was not easy. He got married at the age of 17 against the will of his parents, losing the support of his family. When the couple had a child, Fawaz had to quit his studies and get a job as a consultant in a jewelry store. After some time, he went to London, having signed contracts with "Harry Winston" and "Bvlgari". In 1993, the master created his company - and, despite limited capital, began to make bright, noticeable, original things that were admired by the best jewelers in the world.
Michelle Ong - harmony of form and style
This fragile Asian woman refuses to present her creations to the public until they seem perfect to her. And such demandingness justifies itself - the name of the craftswoman has long been synonymous with filigree processing of every detail. No wonder Kate Winslet, Glenn Close and Reese Witherspoon are happy to wear her accessories made of diamonds, pink sapphires, emeralds, jadeite and titanium.
Michelle was born into a family of doctors in Hong Kong and, at the insistence of her parents, had to get a sociological education. But one day she decided to realize her dream - to become a designer. For this, the girl entered an apprenticeship with a diamond importer. And already in 1985, she founded the company "Carnet", which in 2003 turned into the jewelry house "Carnet by Michelle Ong".
Vyren Bagat is a synthesis of innovation and tradition
This Indian craftsman comes from a family that has been making accessories for over 100 years. The man began to draw sketches of works in early childhood, but at the same time he treats each product as a unique masterpiece. In a year, Viren Bagat creates no more than 60 products, combining in them the elegant lines of art deco with the luxury characteristic of the Great Mughal empire. Therefore, you can buy jewelry made according to the designer's project only by individual order.
The master's favorite materials are pearls, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds, as well as platinum. In addition, he patented a new type of diamond treatment, when the stones resemble the thinnest petals - in combination with an almost invisible setting, they look incomparable!
"King of Diamonds" by Ambaji Shinde
He was born in 1917 in a fishing village in Goa. The boy was interested in art, theater and jewelry. After graduating from school, the young man became a jewelry designer in one of the largest Bombay firms - Narauttam Bhau Jhaveri. There he made accessories for the richest Indian families - in particular, the young master was entrusted with sketches of jewels for the coronation of the Maharaja of Nepal.
In 1962, Ambaji Shini was invited to work by the head of the legendary house "Harry Winston". This decision formed the recognizable style of the brand. The jeweler introduced thin platinum frames into fashion, and also invented a "cluster" - a method of fastening, when gems seem to float in the air, supporting each other. The best example of his style is the Star of Independence necklace with a 75.52-carat diamond.
The designer's creations are worn by Elizabeth II, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sophia Loren, and Sharon Stone.
Victoire de Castellane — voluminous sophistication
The products of this craftswoman, who cooperate with "Chanel" and "Dior", can be exhibited in museums. Delicate poetry and charming colors, feminine softness, and stunning sensuality are interwoven in jewelry. Famous jewelers claim that such earrings, rings, and necklaces resemble architectural objects.
Victoire's artistic talents showed up very early - she constantly took apart her mother's accessories, and at the age of 12 she remelted the pendant given to her for communion into a ring. At the age of 24, the woman was invited to work by Karl Lagerfeld, and her brilliant career began from that day. The craftswoman created the collections "Soie Dior", "Dear Dior", "Dior à Versailles" and "ArchiDior", and she is not going to stop there! Victoire de Castellane - voluminous elegance
The products of this craftswoman, who cooperate with "Chanel" and "Dior", can be exhibited in museums. Delicate poetry and charming colors, feminine softness and stunning sensuality are interwoven in jewelry. Famous jewelers claim that such earrings, rings and necklaces resemble architectural objects.
Victoire's artistic talents showed up very early - she constantly took apart her mother's accessories, and at the age of 12 she remelted the pendant given to her for communion into a ring. At the age of 24, the woman was invited to work by Karl Lagerfeld, and her brilliant career began from that day. The master created the collections "Soie Dior", "Dear Dior", "Dior à Versailles" and "ArchiDior", and she is not going to stop there!
"Modern Fabergé" Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR)
This master, who studied at Harvard, was an artist, director, and perfumer, and also collaborated with Bvlgari for six months. But in the 60s of the XX century. the man met Pierre Jeanet by opening his own business. The jewelers' priority was not quantity, but quality - they produced only about 100 products.
These masterpieces are compositions of metal and gems, as well as such non-standard materials as wood, sea shells and beetle shells. Skillfully selected stones form the petals of irises, camellias, clovers and roses, butterfly wings, the lightest feather. There are even beets, corn cobs and ripe eggplants in the collections!
The most loyal fan of the brand was Lily Safra - she owned 18 JAR products. Masters also made accessories for Elizabeth Taylor, Ellen Barkin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella Tennant.
Wallace Chan is a fantasy that will last for centuries
The jeweler artist from China tried himself in various professions. So, he carved ivory, made sculptures for Buddhist monasteries, studied metallurgy and mechanics, even devoted himself to self-knowledge. However, his true calling turned out to be jewelry design!
The man's credo is "Find the spiritual meaning of the product and show its depth." For this, he invented the "Titanium Jewelry" technique, when titanium is colored in different shades, and "Wallace Cut" (with its help, three-dimensional images appear inside the stone). Wallace Chan also uses the techniques of the masters of the Ming era.
All the jeweler's works are symbolic, and they can also be transformed - for example, a necklace is divided into a brooch, a ring and a necklace. Thanks to this, it seems that the gems and metal flow smoothly into each other, finding the form of dragons, swans, dragonflies and butterflies. This style has earned worldwide recognition - Wallace's last collection was valued at €230 million.
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