Archive for category: bling bling

/ Oct 23, 2014 12:30 AM

Christmas Gift Idea: Meaningful Pieces from Legacy Collection + SPECIAL OFFER

Legacy Collection works to keep alive the memory of the sacrifices made for the freedom of a nation, South Africa, by creating artwork and jewelry from the original prison fence from Robben Island. Robben Island was the prison that held Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Steve Biko, Walter Sisulu and many others who fought to end apartheid, and is now a symbol of their battle for human rights and equality in South Africa. This emotionally rich collection symbolises the power of forgiveness, compassion, faith and love. Each purchase helps to support sustainable employment projects in South Africa, to which Legacy Collection [&hellip

/ Sep 19, 2014 3:33 PM

Celebrating Heritage Day with Legacy Collection + GIVEAWAY

“When you’re covered with love, grace and forgiveness you transform a broken past into something beautiful. Legacy Collection symbolizes that while scars still remain, they also remind us of how peace and reconciliation was achieved in South Africa and can occur across our world.” – Charmaine Taylor   Legacy Collection works to keep alive the memory of the sacrifices made for the freedom of a nation, South Africa, by creating artwork and jewelry from the original prison fence from Robben Island. Robben Island was the prison that held Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Steve Biko, Walter Sisulu and many others who [&hellip

/ Jul 21, 2014 12:30 AM

Royal African Diamonds – Trusted Perfection | South Africa

Royal African Diamonds is one of the largest jewellery suppliers and diamond cutters in South Africa. A Global leader in the polished diamond and ideal cut stone sector, Royal African Diamonds has been selling quality certified diamonds and designer jewellery to the wholesale market since 1966. With offices in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, they are the supplier of a magnificent range of internationally certified loose diamonds that are cut and polish to perfection. Check out some of their amazing pieces. And our absolutely favorite Rose Gold Ring Quality products include earrings, bracelets, rings, pendants and necklaces with custom design [&hellip

/ Oct 1, 2013 7:44 AM

Jackie Zulich – adding sparkle to the Diamond Industry.

Jackie Zulich has had a love of diamonds all her life – you could say it’s in her blood. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s had a fascination with these sparkly precious stones, and its no surprise, since her father has been dealing in diamonds for most of his life. When most girls played outside with mud and rocks growing up, Jackie played with gold and diamonds.  After Jackie completed her Masters Degree in Global Management at Regents University in London, with a thesis on Women Entrepreneurship in South Africa, she found herself landing up in the diamond [&hellip

/ Aug 6, 2013 3:42 AM

Duncan Stevens Jewellery – Unique & Simply Perfect.

Duncan Stevens Jewellery – Cape Town-based jewellery designer, is one of the most talented, leading South African artists. ”His love affair with gemstones and jewellery blossomed from an early age, spending hours collecting polished pebbles off the playground at school and learning simple beading techniques from the women working for his mother at the tender age of 5.” Duncan Stevens Jewellery is unique and innovative and it’s created to make a statement.  “the jewellery thing … is something I LOVED doing, making pieces here and there, not really caring about making money from it.” says Duncan.  In 2013 he continues to explore [&hellip

/ Jun 11, 2013 12:30 AM

SITU – Diamonds with a Difference | Cape Town, South Africa

Jewellery brand combines old techniques with new to form an unlikely partnership of sticks and stones. Situ introduces a new collection inspired by Russian Suprematist paintings and diamonds in their raw, unpolished state. The Situ Story South African jewellery designers Ida Elsje and Philippa Green and architect Gregory Katz joined forces in 2003 to create Situ, a brand inspired by a jeweller’s precision and the experimental, form-giving spirit of an architect. Taken from the Latin in-situ meaning ‘set-in-place’, the brand has pioneered a time consuming and complicated technique for setting jewellery in a polymer resin. Conventional metal settings detract from [&hellip

/ May 16, 2013 12:30 AM

Laloo Jewelry – contemporary styles with a ‘traditional’ medium | Cape Town

Laloo Jewelry, from Cape Town based designer Jeannie Elliott, features limited edition pieces combining a Texas affinity for gemstones with the rich beadweaving traditions of South Africa. The jewelry features gems and glass woven into organic and ornate pieces, handmade with meticulous attention to detail. Laloo has been featured in Elle, Oprah and Sarie magazines in South Africa. Conceptually, the jewelry engages with notions of space, time and culture, deconstructing and re-imagining ‘modern’ adornment by creating contemporary styles with a ‘traditional’ medium. To find out more visit: W: www.laloojewelry.com or simply follow on Facebook or Twitter. Images Courtesy of Laloo [&hellip

/ May 8, 2013 12:30 AM

Ela Cindoruk & Nazan Pak – contemporary jewelry design in Turkey.

Based in Istanbul, Ela Cindoruk & Nazan Pak are one of the pioneers of contemporary jewelry design in Turkey. In 1989 they started their studio and in 1993 established the ‘elacindoruknazanpak’ gallery to showcase their designs and collections. The use of new materials and techniques along with the new interpretations of traditional techniques are prominent factors in the jewelry of Ela Cindoruk & Nazan Pak. Gold, silver, enamel, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones as well as titanium, niobium, paper and epoxy resin are main materials used in their designs. Recipients of Red Dot Design Award 2012 and Elle Style Award [&hellip

/ Oct 10, 2012 6:00 AM

Schwarzie Designs, bringing jewellery and illustration to the mix.

Schwarzie Designs is fuelled by the creative passion and energy of two sisters, Astrid {Graphic Designer & Illustrator} and Karen Emma {Jewellery Designer & Illustrator}. Together they believe design is a way of life: it is play at work. Their creative illustrations stem from a platform of honesty that exists for a specific purpose: to remind, encourage and uplift. To find out more we asked Sisters couple of questions: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where in the world are you and what do you do? Schwarzie is a Sister made brand. Together we thrive from telling stories through [&hellip

/ Jul 16, 2012 12:15 AM

Really Lovely – ‘The Lovely Ones’ | Cape Town

Andrea Hopkins – Cape Town based jewellery artist, designer and manufacturer of unique silver works, under the label ‘The Lovely Ones’. Ever since she was a little girl, Andrea has had an incredible interest in jewellery – particularly the arty, slightly different kind. Her work draws much inspiration from nature and all things lovely. She has a passion for casting found objects and eternalising the incredible beauty found in everyday items, such as a flower, a slice of fruit, or an interesting piece of wax from a candle that has overflowed. “I am a sentimental person, so it gives me [&hellip