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We have a little secret…we love bugs. No, not the creepy crawly kind (let’s be serious) – the jewelry kind! Bug jewelry has emerged as an interesting trend, and we’re definitely into it. Well-known luxury jewelry companies such as Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels have designed some gorgeous bug and critter jewels. Check them out in our slideshow, and get the look for less at Jewelry.com!

The Jewelry Insider

April 19, 2014

Faberge Diamond Studded Eggs, Photo Credit: www.pinterest.com

We wanted to wish all our readers and fans a very Happy Easter and share some diamond-encrusted Van Cleef and Arpels and Tiffany&Co bunnies we came across, just because we like to look at all things sparkly and shiny (and because we would love to see these in our Easter baskets!). For more Easter fun, check out one of our previous Easter blog posts Jewelry for the Peeps.
Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Rabbit Brooch, Photo Credit: www.jewelsdujour.com
Tiffany&Co. Rabbit Brooch, Photo Credit: www.jewelsdujour.com
Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Diamond Rabbit Pin, Photo Credit: www.jewelsdujour.com
 

Paris Haute Couture Fall/Winter – A Jewelry Recap


As promised, jewelry hounds, here is a recap of all the jewelry worth drooling over from the 2010 Fall/Winter Paris Haute Couture shows.

Today, Haute Joaillierie lit up the Place Vendome – including Chanel’s feathery diamond collection (remember Diane Kruger rocking this look at Cannes?):

Dior’s Bollywood-inspired jewels:


and Van Cleef & Arpels’ Les Voyages Extraordinaires collection:

Catwalk carats included these crazy cuffs from Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel show:



Armani’s sculptural styles made from metal and wood:


And these mirrored fairy tale creations from Jean Paul Gaultier’s collection:


But this is just a small sampling of the sparkle. You can find a complete gallery of Paris Fashion Week finds on the Jewelry.com Facebook Page. In the meantime, how amazing is that Dior serpent ring? I gotta say it again: ‘ J’adore Dior!

Weigh in with your favs!

Jewelry Joins the Parisian ‘Haute’ World


Jewelry used to be the under-appreciated step-sister of the Parisian Haute Couture world – that apex of fashion events that brings the best and the brightest to the shores of the Seine twice a year.

To even be allowed to use the term “haute couture,” one has to follow a Miss Manners’ rulebook full of do’s and don’ts – with very few designers making the cut (only seven houses are showing this week, for example).

But this year, jewelry brands are finally allowed to show alongside the frocks – a first for the buttoned-up world of high fashion (see Nick Foulkes’ informative article in Newsweek for an in-depth look at the topic).

Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel and Dior are among the select few to join the ‘haute’ crowd. And while the haute joaillerie can be seen by appointment only, it doesn’t stop the looky-loo in me from wondering what on earth could be in the coffers for those who can afford the best the jewelry world has to offer.

Here is a link to a previous ‘haute’ offering from Dior that’s at the top of my covet list and a few shots of pieces from the Paris jewelry shows earlier this year.

Want more? Stay tuned for a recap of my favorite Paris Couture runway jewelry looks tomorrow – including some crazy cuffs from Chanel and fairy-tale sized necklaces from Jean Paul Gaultier.

Yum!