Under the watchful eye of Italian master jeweller, Amedeo Scognamiglio, his namesake jewellery brand AMEDEO has launched a new ‘Punk’ winter collection, inspired by a romantic seventies rock sensibility.
Specialising in cameo jewellery, Amedeo has created androgynous statement pieces featuring skulls, snakes and monkeys to Medusa sillouhettes, the playful fusion a nod to Amedeo’s classic Italian roots intertwined with the more aggressive Punk element.
With a 200 year heritage, Amedeo Scognamiglio’s family remain the only jewellery designers to hand craft cameo rings – making this punk take on traditional cameo rings the perfect balance of classic yet anarchic design.
Through its craftsmanship and mythology, John Hardy’s exquisite Naga collection brings us the spirit of the East straight from the grass roofed design centre in Bali. The collection awakens the legend of the Balinese dragon; the recurrence of scallop shaped scales on thick sterling silver and blood red ruby eyes breathes life into the ancient myth, whilst fluid curves give the dragons the appearance of flight. Blazing gemstones are encircled by the fiery dragons and haloed by diamonds on the collection’s large rings, oozing oriental mystery. According to the legend the dragon symbolises good luck and prosperity; it’s clear that any girl who wears this jewellery is certainly very lucky!
Written By Emma Sorrell
Have you ever imagined an all diamond diamond ring? Well, neither did I until receiving an invitation to Shawish Jewellers for the unveiling of just that. Shawish, the luxury Swiss Jewellers invited the media, socialites and diamond lovers alike to "embark on the journey of the making of 'The World?s First Diamond Ring?" over champagne and rosemary & elderflower cocktails at Il Bottaccio, Mayfair in April 2011. Estimated at £43million, the patented 150-carat ring composed entirely of a finished diamond will be completed on December 12th 2012 (12/12/12). A computer aided design was shown to whet the appetite of the guests, and the giant multi faceted diamond looked set to be spectacular.
Other gems from Shawish dressed the venue, a glistening selection of precious stones. A favourite being the 'Mushroom Tree,' featuring diamonds, emeralds, amethysts, sapphires and rubies with set on pink, white and yellow gold sculptured mushrooms. The enchanting display took continued on it's world tour, Russia being the next stop.
Written By Alexandra Richards
Photo computer generated image of ring
For more information contact Shawish Geneva www.shawish-jewellery.com