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The Jewelry Insider

April 25, 2014

One word came to mind when visiting the Victoire de Castellane “Precious Objects jewelry exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery this past weekend. That word was “wow.” Shortly followed by, “Can we have just one of these beautiful pieces (pretty please)?” Then, “Can we try on at least one diamond ring?” To which the answer was yes! Imagine our excitement. We snapped some photos of our NYC jewelry excursion to share with you.
Victoire de Castellane Necklace
Victoire de Castellane Bracelets
Victoire de Castellane is a jewelry designer who lives and works in Paris. She made her first piece of jewelry at age five and moved on to design costume jewelry for Chanel at age fourteen (yes, you read that correctly). In 1998 Castellane joined Dior as the first Creative Director in their new jewelry department – her current role today.
Victoire de Castellane Bracelet, Front View
Victoire de Castellane Bracelet, Side View
Castellane’s “Precious Objects” exhibit, which is running now through next Saturday, April 26 at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC, tells a story of women under the influence of hallucinatory drugs. Each piece of jewelry is unique in its design, coloring, material, and texture. The exhibit showcases the most exquisite bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings in yellow and white gold, platinum, diamonds, jasper, rubies, opals, sapphires, emeralds, and fine stones (all the good things in life!).
Trying on a Victoire de Castellane Necklace
Trying on a Victoire de Castellane Ring

If you get the chance, go visit the Gagosian Gallery and take a look at the “Precious Objects” exhibit. You won’t be disappointed. Make a fun weekend outing out of it (Central Park is right around the corner)!

The Jewelry Insider

June 12, 2010

Diamond dust cleans teeth! We know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. At the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry (NYCCD), Dr. Emanuel Layliev uses actual diamond dust as a “mild abrasive” before teeth whitening. The diamond dust is included in a paste and then applied with an electronic toothbrush.

Photo Credit: thejewelerblog.wordpress.com
So how does it work? Dr. Layliev explains diamond dust “gently cleans the pores of the tooth enamel, allowing the bleaching process to work more effectively.”
After the diamond dust application, Dr. Layliev uses the Philips Zoom whitening treatment, lightening teeth under a bleaching lamp. The entire diamond dust QuickWhite treatment costs $250.
A handful of celebrities including Kim Cattrall, Usher, Tom Brady, and Hugh Jackman, are known to frequent NYCCD, and you have to admit that their teeth are all pretty perfect.
Kim Cattrall from Sex and the City, Photo Credit: www.instyle.com
We don’t know about you, but as lovers of all things blingy and shiny, we would gladly have our teeth cleaned with diamond dust any day!
Here are some more diamond oddities for you. Kanye and contacts. Enough said.