One of my favorite things to read new and exciting happenings in the world of jewelry. From new jewelry design to technology meshing with art to designer news – jewelry news is fascinating.
Nature And Jewelry Design
Pet? Nature? Organism? Jewelry? Yes, it is all of that around your neck. Sam Bompas and Harry Parr of Bompas & Parr are creating living jewelry. Their creation, a necklace that is home to bioluminescent algae. The algae lives in a glass vial on a chain. Shake the vial and the algae “activates” causing it to glow. Bompas and Parr partnered with Goldie Rox (jewelry designer) and Simon Park (scientist) to develop this unique piece. There is one caveat – don’t forget to feed you jewelry pendant.
From Nature to Architecture
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens it new addition in May, 2016. What better than a jewelry collection, created by architects, inspired by San Francisco and the SFMOMA architecture? The capsule collection includes 44 pieces (at the museum online shop) of rippling, wavy, and angular items. Designers didn’t have to struggle to find inspiration. The natural assets of San Francisco coupled with the architectural diversity provided ample ideas.
Diamond Stud Earrings Not Enough?
Just when you think you couldn’t possibly have more diamonds in your life, HP announces a diamond-encrusted laptop. No kidding. The HP Spectre is a limited edition, ultra thin laptop in two designs. The 18-karat gold-plated design by Jess Hannah features a diamond-encrusted HP logo and power button. The second model designed by Tord Boontje features 18-karat gold plate, cherry blossom design, and Swarovski crystals. If you are thinking of ordering your laptop, put your credit card away. The laptops are set for auction benefitting the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Got Extra Change?
If you have any extra change lying around, you may consider investing in this 15-karat pink diamond. The fancy vivid pink diamond is up for auction at Sotheby’s Geneva (valued at $28-38 million). The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) rated the pear-shaped diamond at the highest color rating and type IIa rating for clarity. I doubt Sotheby’s accepts coupons or discounts so keep that in mind while bidding!