7 Wonders of Baselworld 2016
Baselworld is always an event in the world of jewellery. The international exhibition of jewellery and watches, which is held annually for more than 40 years is the most prestigious and large-scale event of this kind: dealers make orders, trying to guess which collection is of the highest commercial value, journalists tend to see designs, causing a storm of controversy, discussion or overall admiration. The editorial team of Jewellery Masterpiece online magazine and Tatyana Pfaifer were also there.
Jewellery is created to eventually find an admirer whose body it will decorate or in whose safe it will find its place. First, it was the art of creation and it sometimes took many years for a masterpiece to be born in this world.
Therefore, let me introduce Baselworld 2016 as a world of fabulous, unique and one-of-a-kind jewellery, rather than a purely commercial event. All the more so, as too many are the professionals who can criticize everything and make calculations. To keep the balance in the world we will go in the opposite direction, which is marvelous, put it that way. So, meet ...
7 Wonders of Baselworld 2016
There were seven wonders of the world in ancient times, at Baselworld 2016 we found seven wonders of the jewellery world.
Jewellery are like children. As it turns out there have been two who gave them birth. She - it is the nature, rich and beautiful. He - it is the man who has imagination and dreams of his own. She offers generous and gorgeous gifts; He ingeniously puts her crazy fancies into reality. She gives gems, He makes designs- a jewellery masterpiece is born in the world.
The seven jewellery pieces we have selected are great in terms of design and gems. They are different, but love, freedom and art combine them.
The first four pieces – about gems.
Jacob & Co 48.27 carats Paraiba Tourmaline ring
I am not aware of the exact place on our planet where this gem was found. But it is the God who was definitely involved in its creation, as it is heavenlike. The color of the sea and the sky in one ring is a hitherto unknown opulence. It would be extremely difficult to find another Paraiba tourmaline of the same color and size.
The story of Jacob and Co is about the ability to be happy and enjoy life, allow yourself to be who you are, to have the audacity to do whatever you want. It is about luxurious life. Everyone who has ever visited presentation parties or showcases by Jacob & Co is well aware of the kingly feel one can percept there. This ring before everything else will bring more life energy, enthusiasm, freedom and joy to its fortunate possessor.
Jacob & Co diamond earrings featuring a 15.12ct Fancy pink diamond and a 15.92ct Fancy blue diamond
Pink and blue diamonds are the top-lots of Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions. They are characterized as “rare” and their pricing is growing up in recent years. Everybody will tell you it is an excellent investment!
The Imperial Collection от Bayco
Bayco is all about family values, tenderness, care, love to gems, about respect ... You know, the state of mind, when everyone respects each other in the family is worth a lot. By their nature, emeralds cannot shine the same way as diamonds, but Bayco emeralds almost caught up with them. So if you want to have a splendid family treasures that will be handed down from generation to generation in your family, please, bear in mind the name of Bayco.
“Jewellery is eternal, it is made to bring happiness to those who wear it”. This is the approach of Bayco in creation of each and every piece.
“Jewellery is eternal; its beauty never dies, so old designs and ideas live again when paired with a new neck or wrist. The story starts with the stone, but it does not end there”, - says Giacomo Hadjibay, co-CEO of Bayco Jewels LLC.
A flawless 7.05 carat Golconda diamond ring by Theodoros
Jewellery by Theodoros are about sensuousness. They are created by Theodoros Savopoulos. The flawless diamond in the ring forms an association of a tear in me, perhaps, because of its flawlessness. You know, tears may not only be caused by grief, happiness may be the reason as well. The ring is about intimacy, about tenderness…About the intimate feelings not to be revealed to anyone, about the innermost. About wedding and marriage. It is the best ring for marriage. Being a handmade, it will definitely keep your feelings. An absolutely flawless diamond…What can be better than a flawless diamond? A flawless diamond only. Please, do not forget that diamonds of 5 carats and more are good as an investment.
Now let us touch the innermost - the human soul - the design of human imagination. So, meet the best jewellery in terms of design.
Ballerina ring by Sybarite
Sybarite jewellery protects you. They are about love, about exquisiteness, abut most beautiful moments and feelings on the earth. When you put them on, you feel magic.
I wrote two articles about Margarita Prikhodko, the unique woman. I call the ring "My beloved ballerina". Below you can read the story I heard from Margarita Prikhodko, the founder of Sybarite brand that amazed me above all things.
Do you know many people who are so sincere to themselves? It is so often that we feel it easier to say: "Ok, forget it, nothing will happen”….and you are compromising with your conscience.
“ Mainly, I design and do the 3D modelling myself, but I have a team to assist me. I always carefully select personnel. Everyone has a life journey of his own, like a star crossing the sky. So, you want the same stars to surround you on your journey.
Once I saw an article in the Internet, which I found interesting for me. Here is the quotation: “People should be afraid of 3D designers, as they may encode messages to unfavorably influence your life.” My God, I thought to myself, what kind of person could it be…I started to search in the Internet. I was petrified with horror when I found out the person was one of our team, recently employed. It made my hair stand. I, surely, dismissed the person. It was such a shock for me that I was dumbly lying in my bed for 3 days. As my husband would say, he could not manage to get used to my uncommon decisions for so many years of our life together.
I gathered all designs and items made with the involvement of the person and destroyed them, remelted them. I even did not recycle the gold.
Perhaps, someone may call it mysticism, playing safe by a woman, a bee in my head, but I do not want to subject people to risk…I am convinced that a human thought is substantial. I believe in the Subtle World and the energy. I think the result directly depends on “such amazing people” who make our jewellery” (An abstract from the article by Tatyana Pfaifer, written right after Baselworld 2016).
Homage de Piazza Navona necklace by Alessio Boschi
Alessio Boschi is a genius, and he is alive. What does it mean? The fact that you can get in touch with him right now and order a jewellery from the genius recognized during his lifetime. And the sooner you do it, the better, because as a designer, he becomes more expensive by leaps and bounds.
His jewellery are always a mixture of sensuality and ambition, an explosion of emotions. Those are all about details. How can one put a huge fountain with a lot of elements in one necklace? It is Alessio Boschi who knows the answer. No use trying to copy his jewellery. In this article you can find another masterpiece of his, and make a more intimate acquaintance with Alessio Boschi.
Kimberlite Diamond Butterfly Flying necklace from Charm of China collection, designed by Loretta Baiocchi
Kimberlite Diamond Butterfly Flying necklace is a work of art consisting of many butterflies with diamonds, which inspires people with its beauty and elegance. It is about freedom and lightness.
The symbol of butterfly is closely associated with Chinese culture and with the notion of happiness. Even now there is a tradition in China when on the eve of the wedding the fianc? gives a live or jade butterfly to his fianc?e, which is a symbol of eternal love.
Butterfly is a symbol of life, soul, happiness and love. Oriental people believe it fortunate when a butterfly appears at one's home. An ancient legend says that to make a wish one should whisper it to a butterfly under one's breath so that it remain a mystery for all earthly beings, then let the butterfly go. A butterfly cannot speak, so it will take the request directly to heaven and the wish will come true. For ancient Greeks, and later for Romans the word "psyche" stood for both butterfly and soul (???? - soul, butterfly in ancient Greek).
Butterflies are art, freedom, ability to create. It is the Orient.