Friday, October 24, 2014

de la Renta

Legendary, designer to first ladies, designer to all ladies, Oscar de la Renta lives on in his body of work. An inspiration to designers past, present and future ones as well, Mr. de la Renta’s legacy is extraordinary! Oscar de la Renta, beloved by many, including Je ne sais quoi Lifestyle and “The Design Diva,” will truly be missed.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wearable Art .............

MONIQUE PÉAN’s MINÉRAUX Collection was inspired by the designer’s search for the perfect engagement ring for her nuptials. Pairing distinct diamonds with recycled platinum and 18 carat recycled gold, Péan creates engagement and diamond rings that speak to exceptional design and craftsmanship. As diamonds are the strongest and most durable natural minerals, minéraux, the French word for minerals, highlights the prominence of the diamond in this collection.
MINÉRAUX features one-of-a-kind rings that are hand crafted by master artisans in New York City. The collection includes rare cuts of diamonds such as the trillion, waterfall and rose cut, which stylistically lend each ring a modern quality. The MINÉRAUX rings have stunning and detailed micropavé settings that emphasize the individual diamond’s unique attributes. Of the collection, Péan remarks, “It was important to me to design and create pieces that highlight the true brilliance and distinct nature of each diamond. I wanted to add novelty and modernity to an otherwise traditional and symbolic piece of jewelry.”
The MINÉRAUX Collection achieves an aesthetic that is avant-garde yet timeless with an innovative perspective. MONIQUE PÉAN is committed to sustainability and works with reputable sources to ensure the exclusive use of antique or conflict and devastation free diamonds.

Natural striped rutile and purple fossilized dinosaur bone earrings with white diamond pavé, 18 carat recycled rose gold, 0.20 TCW

Smokey topaz planetary spike ring with white, grey and black ombré diamond pavé, east-west, recycled oxidized platinum, 0.82 TCW