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The word ‘enamel’ comes from the old German word ‘smelzan‘ meaning ‘to smelt’. Jewellers have been engaged with the art of enamelling since the 13th century or perhaps even earlier, dabbling in different techniques to immortalise the colourful artistry. When painted and fired onto gold, the result is a vibrant…

Since the dawn of time, the subtle power of pearls has exerted a magical attraction for the female gender. Naturally seductive, the gems are associated with both the divine and the corporeal. Their beauty is timeless and universal, and that is one of the reasons why pearls are celebrated as…

Keys initiate curiosity. A symbol of promise and freedom, the motif brings us back to ancient Babylon, where the first keys were made out of wood. Their main purpose, then and now, is to safeguard secrets and things of importance. Size, materials, and shapes have since evolved, but a key’s…

Pearls have radiated beauty and purity for millennia. Amongst all precious gemstones, there are only a few ones produced by living organisms, and pearls are the most famous and lustrous of them all. Natural pearls are formed when an irritant or parasite becomes lodged in the tissue of an oyster.…

Happy, sad or angry emoticons, these pieces by Alison Lou are a game changer when expressing oneself through jewellery. Say goodbye to formal fine jewellery as we embrace these fun and light hearted jewellery. Creative director and designer Alison Chemla was inspired by modern communication and its simplicity, and tapped into…

We appreciate the dramatic cascade of jewels of extravagant masterpieces, but we also know that minimalist jewellery can hold their own when presented in dramatic fashion. Now that dainty and subtle are in, jewellery designers turn to strong linear lines for boldness in elegant pieces. Precious gemstones and diamonds are…

One of the important aspects of jewellery making is its detailed setting. A game changer, the setting of a piece of jewellery determines whether it is of high-quality or made in an amateur manner. Here, SolitaireLuxe look into mosaic-inspired pieces.   The repetitive patterns and close gem-setting processes are already revealed…