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!
|Faberge Diamond Studded Eggs, Photo Credit: www.pinterest.com|
|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|
Today, Haute Joaillierie lit up the Place Vendome – including Chanel’s feathery diamond collection (remember Diane Kruger rocking this look at Cannes?):
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!
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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.