Green, the colour of meadows and summer glades is one of the most restful colours for the eye and gazing at an emerald, tsavorite or verdant tourmaline has a similar effect. Green stones have the power to assuage guilt, helpful in reducing anxiety and they also symbolise growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility.
Established in 1921, the House of Gucci is a true icon of fashion and the world's biggest-selling Italian brand, with its luxury watches and high jewellery now also claiming an ever-greater presence. For nearly a century, Gucci has been imbued with the very essence of glamour and has become an idol for every successive generation since its founding by Guccio Gucci. Inspired by illustrious feminine beauty, it is no surprise that today it is still the choice of many of the world's most famous actresses, socialites and princesses. Celebrated for its Italian craftsmanship as much as its mystique, the House of Gucci continues to thrive as it nears its first 100 years.
Fernando Jorge, an award-winning young Brazilian fine jewellery designer based in London, creates jewels that are highly original and very sexy. Fluid lines, soft shapes and sensuous curves make his fine jewellery pieces almost cling to the skin. In some models, even the stones are carved into smooth shapes to add to the tactile appeal of his creations.
Jade Jagger's career has spanned the world of art, modeling, lifestyle concepts and high jewellery design. Beginning her career as an artist in the 1980s, Jade began painting in Florence where she held numerous successful exhibitions of her works. Soon thereafter Jade transferred her love of art to jewellery design and Jade Inc. was born. Jade began using her colourful, bohemian aesthetic to create one-of-a-kind high jewellery pieces. Originally sold exclusively by Paul Smith, the response to her pieces was overwhelming and led to stockists such as Maxfields, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Collette, Browns and many more. Her recent collections are now available on 1stdibs.com.
With a degree in Fine Arts and Gemology studies at the GIA as well as jewellery design at St Martins London and Parsons, Ana Khouri leaves convention behind while managing to uphold the traditions of an artisan jeweller. Her fine jewellery creations are known for their unpretentious, unique and elegant designs with symmetries that enrich the beauty of her exclusive luxury jewellery pieces.
For the past 18 years, Raphaele Canot has worked in fine jewellery design for brands such as Cartier and De Beers. Known for creating some of their most successful collections, such as the Cartier Talisman, Raphaele has set on a new journey with her self-titled fine jewellery brand. Her first two collections, Skinny Deco and Set Free Diamonds, use diamonds in a delicate and playful way. Made to be worn alone or with other pieces, Raphaele's designs are the perfect everyday essentials when it comes to jewellery.
From a young age, Greek fine jewellery designer, Ileana Makri has been fascinated by coloured gemstones, geometric shapes, nature and symbolism, and these elements are the inspiration behind most of her unique jewellery collections. Over the years, she has built a solid international reputation as a talented jewellery designer, earning the attention of many high-profile clients. In addition, she has teamed up with fashion designers such as Marios Schwab, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, for highly successful collaborations to accessorise their runway collections.