A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Discovering an Institution: L’Ecole – School of Jewelry Arts, created by the initiative of Van Cleef & Arpels with our friend Olivier Segura:
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Hey Loungers, Today we are proud to receive Mr. Olivier Segura on behalf of L’Ecole – School of Jewelry Arts. We interview him as our friend Lotus Gemology’s E.Billie Hughes gave a series of very successful presentation about gemological inclusions named after their latest book: Inside Out with Olivier himself, in Paris on March 12th 2020 and followed closely by an exhibition : “Discover the Gemstones – Ruby&Sapphire” curated by Billie and Olivier, still on going as we write these lines (September 17th) in L'École Asia Pacifique in Hong Kong. Olivier is a seasoned gemologist that has directed the French Gemmological Laboratory...
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Hey Loungers, Today we have the pleasure to interview a new acquaintance of ours: Jeremy Dunn. He is a talented Seattle based jeweller who has won 3rd place in the 2020 AGTA Spectrum awards. Jeremy, whom we discovered during the very same Tucson show, follows a path that is not unlike that of our pal Jason Marchiafava in that he hand makes his jewellery instead of using the more modern CAD systems to develop his models. Let us see in this interview how he came to be the artist he is today and what drove him to take the traditional approach rather than the modern one. ...
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As you may have noticed, we have had a fair few gem cutters coming through our columns recently. Today, we interview the newly appointed president of the South Australian division of the G.A.A. (Gemmological Association of Australia), Madame the President Laura Phillis!
Laura is a famed lapidary artist, whom is more widely known by her company name on Instagram: Tatum Gems, who’s made a name for herself for coming up with brand new gem designs as well as for being a gemmological teacher in her native Australia.
We had the opportunity of meeting her recently during the 2020 edition of the Tucson show where she agreed to answer to our questions.
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Hey Loungers, Today we receive a very special guest in our columns, today, we are graced with Nature’s most famous alchemist: the talented Paula Crevoshay! Paula has been dedicated the greatest part of the last three decades mesmerising the jewellery world with her unique creations and her seemingly endless energy. Inspired by nature, often copied but never equalled, Paula is without a doubt one of the most iconic high jewellery designer in the United States if not in the world. It is always a pleasure to meet her or to review her various public appearance in conferences. Be it at...
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Just like most girls, I always liked jewellery. But I found it extremely difficult to find jewellery from stores that I liked and would've wanted to wear. This is the main reason why I decided to go and study how to create jewellery myself. I just wanted to be able to do things that I'd like.
To me, jewellery is conceptual – it tells a story or speaks of a feeling, often even when it wasn't intended. People make assumptions about others based on how they interpret the adornments seen. It's one of the ways jewellery is never really silent, nor meaningless. I find it important that the person who's proudly wearing a piece of jewellery is the first one who should know about it. And not just how to take care of it.
Combining my passion, skills, and knowledge about gems and jewellery not just gives me the freedom to do what I love, but also the ability to understand that vast world on much deeper levels.