‘Costume Jewellery, Asian jewellery, Haute Joaillerie, Pearls and a 19th Century Collection”

‘Long time no see’ will be your thought! That’s right, this year I took a unique long Summer holiday! Enjoying the beach, prairie and spending family life at the country-side (‘Jardin de la terre …un petite coin perdu..’), visiting many beautiful exhibitions & reading the books that arrived on my desk. Lovely,
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Jewel-Catch of the Season!

This year the spring/summer-season has several unique things to offer in ‘Jewellery-country’ & I made a refreshing collection for you! Of course I must start with London; The Diamond Jubilee exhibition ‘My Best Diamonds’at Buckingham Palace marking the Queen’s Elisabeth II
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“Les Néréides/N2”, The New Costume Jewellery Collection 2011

I don’t know what it is, but I just love this costume jewellery brand so much! While thinking about it, it becomes clear to me: It’s Paris! Their beloved city and the artistic influence of that city in their designs is obvious.

My goodness, what a brand! I was so curious that I asked for background information about the company lately.
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Costume jewellery from “Les Néréides”

What a funny collection!

Are you into an eye-catching piece of jewellery? If Yes, go and take a look at Les Néréides as quick as you can & enjoy their collection! …and Dési, Thank you for showing me this funny one!


 

Pearls!

How could I forget?!

And how could I better start this article then with this stunning designed bracelet by Louis Vuitton, but set with glass pearls by Swarovski (which aren’t pearls at all, but just glass balls with a layer of “pearl-lacquer”). For me a great example that in former times costume jewellery also inspired “Haute Joaillerie”. So, I’m
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About

Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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