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Helena Christensen + Shamballa Jewels = Smiles

By Arwa Lodhi Shamballa Jewels has had the fabulous idea of asking one of the world’s most creative supermodels to design a bracelet for charity. International supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen has produced a one-of-a-kind Shamballa bracelet featuring the…

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Fashion Stars: Valentino Zodiac Necklace

By Arwa Lodhi Valentino, our favourite high-fashion brand with a sustainable edge, has just created the most divine collection: the Valentino Zodiac necklace. Why sustainable, you may ask? Well, none other than Greenpeace has lauded the fashion house for…

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Lea Seydoux Charms in Chopard

By Arwa Lodhi Lea Seydoux charmed in ethically sourced Chopard jewellery on the red carpet of the 2014 BAFTA awards at the The Royal Opera House in London, England, on February 16th of this year. The ‘Blue is The…

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Creative Creepy Crawlies: Rachel Entwistle

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Whether interpreting beetles, bones or black widows, nature is at the heart of the works of the London based jewellery designer Rachel Entwistle. Her exquisite pieces draw fully from natural history, entomology, symbolism and mythology through a…

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Brilliant Earth, Brilliant Jewellery

By Diane Small Beth Gerstein knows how hard it is to find ethical jewellery. When her boyfriend (now husband) Alex proposed, they searched everywhere for a conflict free diamond, and came up with nothing they liked.  Impassioned with the…

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The Pearly King: Mikimoto

By Chere Di Boscio If you ever doubted the power of pearls, consider this story: so greatly have pearls been valued over time, they have even changed history. After accepting Cleopatra’s wager that she could consume the wealth of…

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Arabel Lebrusan: Arabesque Beauty

By Diane Small Although Arabel Lebrusan’s signature design element is the use of traditional Spanish filigree, there can be no doubt that the roots of this lie in old Andalucia and the Arab culture that Spain absorbed. Given the complexity…

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Faberge: the Art of Colour

By Chere Di Boscio After teaming up with ethical gem miner, Gemfields, Fabergé, the iconic jeweller, has been bestowed with a wider palette of coloured gemstones than ever before. Faberge: The Art of Colour, photographed by Camilla Åkrans, showcases…

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Couture Lab’s Brilliant Partnership

By Diane Small Ethical gem miner Gemfields has paired up with top international designers to create another wonderful collection, sold at Couture Lab.   The London based company controls emerald, ruby and amethyst mines, keeping strict tabs on the…

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New! the Gucci Bamboo Collection

By Chere Di Boscio Luxury brand Gucci has chosen Chinese actress and Environmental Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations, Li Bingbing and her charity organisation L.O.V.E., to help launch a limited-edition Gucci Bamboo Collection of watches and bracelets. In…

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Enter the Dragon: John Hardy Jewellery

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Ethical jewellery in the Asian markets is a rarity; high end luxury ethical jewellery is rarer still. But John Hardy jewellery is that rare beast. Handmade in Bali, this exquisite luxury jewellery brand takes forest…

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Are Pearls Eco Friendly? We Investigate

By Deanna Ayres “Pearls are always appropriate,” Jackie Kennedy once said, and in a sense, it’s true–there’s hardly any time when pearls don’t match any given outfit or occasion. From black pearls to golden pearls, they have been a treasured…

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Beautiful Bones: Cipango Galerie

By Diane Small Deep in the heart of Paris‘s eternally chic St Germain de Pres lies a little known jewellery studio/gallery, the Galerie Cipango. Run by Sylvie Tissot Schneider and Christophe Tissot, their creations made from bone, stone, shell, repurposed…

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Ele Keats: Pretty Inspiring

By Diane Small Jewellery is perceived by people in different ways. For some, it’s a talisman that could bring good luck. For others, it’s a sign of wealth and success. For others, it’s a form of self expression, or…

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Annina Vogel’s Vintage Charm

By Chere Di Boscio “I only like antique jewellery because I like the stories attached to them. I like to know who was wearing them. It’s the life of people that interests me.” So said Miuccia Prada recently about…

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The Power of Pearls

By Chere Di Boscio What do the ancient Egyptians, Marge Simpson, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Margaret Thatcher and the Maharajah of Baroda have in common? Why, their shared love of pearls, of course! Since ancient times, these small, lustrous…

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Pippa Small’s Big Designs

By Arwa Lodhi Pippa Small’s interest in jewellery is as grounded in people and their traditions as it is in gems and the natural world. From a young age, she would collect shells, stones, beads and bottletops to fashion…

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Choo Yilin’s Beautiful Imitations

By Eluxe Staff There’s much beauty to be found in nature, from tiny, hopping baby bunnies to perfect, glistening wild strawberries; from creamy smooth ivory to crusty, brilliant coral.   Unfortunately, many jewellery consumers in Asia think nothing of…

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She Sells Shel Couture

By Arwa Lodi You’ve got to love a woman who has named her rescue dog ‘Miss Piggy.’ But we admire Shelly Mantler for her jewellery talents too. After having worked as an interior designer in San Diego, she started…

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Killing It: Fonderie 47

By Chere Di Boscio Fonderie 47’s raw materials come from one of the deadliest creations in the world: the AK47. But rather than glorifying weapons, the brand emphatically makes statement of peace by recycling these killing machines into exquisite pieces…

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Tiffany’s Great Gatsby Glamour

“The quietness, the proud look. Nothing very bad could happen to you there,” sighed Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The company has ensured that this sense of ease is found not only in their shops, but in their…

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Cartier: Surprisingly Sustainable Luxury

By Nastassja Salem Sleek bejewelled panthers, classic wrist watches, breathtaking royal jewels…the House of Cartier is renowned for many beautiful things, but devotion to environmental sustainability is not necessarily one of them. However, it should well be. Aware of…

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Shamballa Jewels’ Ethical Mantra

By Patricia Contreras Look at any fashion week front row these days and you’re likely to see some celebrity or editor casually fingering the Shamballa beads on their wrist. Shamballa jewels, founded by Mads Kornerup in Copenhagen, Denmark, takes…