Satomi Kawakita

La Satomi Kawakita és una joiera que viu i treballa a Nova York encara que va néixer al Japó. M’encanten els seus anells de diamants i la manera que té de muntar les pedres. No em faria pas res tenir uns quants anells seus per poder-los portar tots juntets en un dit!!

Satomi Kawakita is a New York City-based jewelry designer but she was born and raised in Japan.  I love her diamond rings and the way she sets gemstones.  I would like to have some of her rings to wear them together in the same finger!!

R¿NG by Sruli Recht

M’encanten els projectes d’aquest artista de Reykjavik, sobretot “R¿NG”, un anell amb els diamants intercanviables a través de rosques. Genial!

I love the projects from this Reykjavik artist, especially “R ¿NG”, a ring with interchangeable diamonds using threads. Great!

“My love it came, my love it went…
So I plied and so I played
with brevity and breadth, I gauged with breath
and depth
and mined and moulded, and with my arms I then held it.
Three stones.
A big black rock. An average to large white rock. And a smaller yellow
rock… The economy of desire was measurable but not immutable
And with all that was left, bent gold around each cleft,
was shaped band and claws from a propeller lent.
Till threaded and golden gleamed this ring thrice revolving.
[Threaded, that is, to keep her mindful of the stone and of me.]
boxed and placed and presented and requested…
“..?”
So now, she chooses which stone to wear – one for work and one for stares.
One for evenings and one for mournings. One for what ever she cares.
And now I too play this game of choice… to add another to the compliment
of raw precious diamonds; rough to remind my nights beforeher, and rare
as the days now empty.
Or, to take one away.”

Via Law from LaBurritaVieja.

Annie Fensterstock

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Les joies d’aquesta artista de Nova York són una barreja de les tècniques modernes amb les antigues. Treballa l’or de 18 i 22kt juntament amb el platí, tot construint aquestes magnífiques filigranes. M’encanta!

This New York artist’s jewels are a mix of modern and ancient tecniques. She works with 18 and 22kt gold with platinum, making these wonderful jewellery. I love it!

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Vaig descobrir les joies d’aquest noi de Nova York a través de la seva botiga on-line, i realment les trobo fascinants. M’encanta la delicadesa que munta les pedres i fa els acabats. No em faria pas res tenir un dels seus anells!!

I discovered the jewels of this New York boy at her online shop, and I really feel them fascinating. I love the delicacy he have to sorround the stone by metal and how he makes the finishes. I want one of his rings!!

Victoria’s Secret and Martin Katz

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Victoria’s Secret és una de les marques de llenceria més famoses del món. Cada any fan una pasarel·la de moda on recreeen decorats de luxe i conviden a famosos i artistes. Aquest any passat es va fer a l’Hotel Fontainbleau de Miami Beach i la peça més important va ser la que portava Adriana Lima, “Miracle Bra”, un sostenidor valorat per 5 millons de dòlars, dissenyat pel joier Martin Katz i decorat amb dimanats blanc i negres. Una joia de museu!

Contemporary Diamond Jewellery Design Course

HRD Antwerp has set up a new training programme : the five day Contemporary Diamond Jewellery Design Course.

With this highly professional training programme, HRD Antwerp aims to educate designers in transferring creative ideas to practical concepts on paper. The trainees will be instructed in the fundamentals of diamonds in modern jewellery design and the aesthetics of the presentation on paper.

Lecturers are Mr. Laurent-Max De Cock, Associate Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and jewellery designer and Ms. Veerle Van Wilder, Associate Professor at St.Lucas in Antwerp and jewellery designer.

The training will be given in English from July 28 to August 1, 2008. Price for the 5-days course: 680 € (VAT 21% incl)

For more information on the Contemporary Diamond Jewellery Design Course, please contact the educational department of HRD Antwerp, tel. +32 (0)3 222 07 09, fax +32 (0)3 222 07 04, email education@hrdantwerp.be