Masterpiece London

Aquamarine, tourmaline, diamond and gold brooch by Georges Fouquet circa  1901 (offered by Hancocks).

Aquamarine, tourmaline, diamond and gold brooch by Georges Fouquet circa 1901 (offered by Hancocks).

If you are in London between today and July 3, be sure to check out Masterpiece London. It is an international fine art, antique and design show that will host a number of jewelry booths from the likes of Seigelson, Fred Leighton, Verdura, David Webb and many more. A great opportunity to see some fine work up close.

Blue chalcedony suite by Suzanne Belperron circa 1935 (once owned by the Duchess of Windsor and offered by Siegelson).

Blue chalcedony suite by Suzanne Belperron circa 1935 (once owned by the Duchess of Windsor and offered by Siegelson).

Chinese Ming Dynasty gold and ruby pin circa 16th century (offered by Susan Ollemans).

Chinese Ming Dynasty gold and ruby pin circa 16th century (offered by Susan Ollemans).

Belle Époque diamond and rock crystal brooch by Cartier circa 1913 (offered by Siegelson).

Belle Époque diamond and rock crystal brooch by Cartier circa 1913 (offered by Siegelson).

Citrine brooch/pendant by Boucheron circa 1940 (offered by S.J. Phillips)

Citrine brooch/pendant by Boucheron circa 1940 (offered by S.J. Phillips)

Gold, enamel, diamond and ruby momento mori locket ring circa England 17th century (offered by Les Enluminures).

Gold, enamel, diamond and ruby momento mori locket ring circa England 17th century (offered by Les Enluminures).

David Webb gold, platinum and diamond "Juno" cuff.

David Webb gold, platinum and diamond “Juno” cuff.

Platinum, lapis lazuli, diamond, and enamel earrings by Boucheron circa 1925 (offered by Siegelson).

Platinum, lapis lazuli, diamond, and enamel earrings by Boucheron circa 1925 (offered by Siegelson).

Art Deco diamond and platinum necklace with a carved crystal watch pendant by Cartier circa 1930 (offered by Kentshire).

Art Deco diamond and platinum necklace with a carved crystal watch pendant by Cartier circa 1930 (offered by Kentshire).

Carved black jade, 18k gold, emerald and diamond "No 50" Verdura Cuffs (stones can be detached to become earclips).

Carved black jade, 18k gold, emerald and diamond “No 50” Verdura Cuffs (stones can be detached to become earclips).

Art Deco white and yellow gold, chrysophrase and onyx necklace circa France 1930 (offered by Kentshire).

Art Deco white and yellow gold, chrysophrase and onyx necklace circa France 1930 (offered by Kentshire).

Resort 2014 Jewelry Trends

The proliferation of gold jewelry could not go unnoticed in the Resort 2014 collection presentations that are wrapping up. The vast majority of the designers who opted to accessorize with jewelry went with the yellow tone and the two most noticeable trends within that were big gold chains and black/gold combinations.

Lots of black and gold:

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Versace

Versace

Marni

Marni

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Moschino

Moschino

Carven

Carven

Gold chains abound:

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

 

Lanvin

Lanvin

 

Jenni Kayne

Jenni Kayne

 

Diane von Furstenburg

Diane von Furstenburg

 

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James

 

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Other uses of gold:

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

 

Donna Karan

Donna Karan

 

Juan Carlos Obando

Juan Carlos Obando

 

St. John

St. John

 

Trina Turk

Trina Turk

 

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey

 

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

 

Maiyet

Maiyet

My favorite collection, because it so nicely compliments the whole look without being timid, is Roberto Cavalli:

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Loquet London

Loquet London

I have to admit that I’m always a little hesitant when I hear that a social circuit fixture is launching a jewelry line, but I’m glad I looked into Loquet London. Laura Bailey and Scheherazade Goldsmith have introduced a new brand of personalized fine jewelry with the concept of having free-floating charms of your choosing contained in a clear crystal and gold locket. The website, www.loquetlondon.com, is lovely and allows you to chose the shape, size and gold carat of your locket, pick a chain, and then choose from a large selection of charms that mean something to you. There are examples to help get you started… I’m playing around with combos now!

Loquet London Charms

Loquet London