• jewelry is art

    Jewelry is art

    But only valuable when emotion is added

    Esther Ligthart, jewelry blogger

Meet Stuart McGrath, the multi-talented jewelry designer from Dublin

Meet Stuart McGrath, the multi-talented jewelry designer from Dublin

Stuart McGrath is a very talented jewelry designer who started out as a sculptor. He thought about a career in jewelry as something that he would do much later. He couldn’t know that this career would start much sooner, due to a tragic event. Come and meet this wonderful Irish designer.

The perfect jewelry gift for Christmas: here are my 5 tips!

The perfect jewelry gift for Christmas: here are my 5 tips!

Whilst magazines and tv commercials overwhelm us with what we should buy, in order to make our loved ones feel special this Christmas, there is nothing quite like jewelry underneath the Christmas tree. I have 5 special tips that will help you to find that right piece.

Celebrity Jewelry News and jewelry brands I discovered this week

Celebrity Jewelry News and jewelry brands I discovered this week

Every week there are red carpet events and every week, celebrities rely on their stylist to come up with the coolest clothes and the hottest jewelry. A chance to observe jewelry shining on beautiful stars. I like to share to my latest discoveries in jewelry brands and show you why they are hot!  Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Rebecca Romijn amongst others, really shined with rings from Maxior, Gilan, Noudar, Doves and L’Dezen.

Torkil Gudnason, photographer of jewelry and animals

Torkil Gudnason, photographer of jewelry and animals

Torkil Gudnason describes working with animals and jewelry as a visual fleamarket. His stunning images surprise you and make you look twice. In a world with an overwhelming amount of images on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, he stands out with his work. He is a known photographer for Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and his artwork has been exhibited by many galleries and museums. I love all of his work, but it’s his jewelry photography that I love most!

Jewelry designer Giovanna Bittante loves to challenge our ideas about jewelry

Jewelry designer Giovanna Bittante loves to challenge our ideas about jewelry

Giovanna Bittante is an Italian jewelry designer who went to Spain. She did not find just love, but also her path that led her to new ideas about how jewelry should look like. Meet Giovanna and learn about her unusual jewelry and how she loves to challenge your ideas about jewels. Her own most precious jewel? Easy! Her son!

We love Peridot, here are the facts and myths

We love Peridot, here are the facts and myths

Peridot is increasingly popular! And why not, this enchanting gemstones, charms people with its color and shine! Here is everything you want to know about this gorgeous green gemstone.

Jewelry Ideas for Christmas: Van Cleef & Arpels!

Jewelry Ideas for Christmas: Van Cleef & Arpels!

Counting down to Christmas, the traditional greatest time for jewelry, we are diving into news and beautiful jewelry. You can never go wrong with the jewelry from  Van Cleef & Arpels. I personally love the updated look of their Perlée collection, making it so much more NOW!

My core belief about jewelry. Confessions of a jewelry blogger

My core belief about jewelry. Confessions of a jewelry blogger

My core belief about jewelry is this: it doesn't matter how expensive or cheap a piece of jewelry is, but what it brings to the owner is all that matters. 

Jewelry becomes, once owned, a very personal thing. It commemorates important moments in life. As a gift perhaps, or maybe it belonged to someone you love and/or miss. It’s a reminder of family and tradition. It may be that you bought it yourself, to congratulate yourself with an achievement, to soothe yourself when in pain, or simply because you are worth it.

Jewelry will always play a huge role in our lives, we don't need it, but when it is there, they become tangible objects of our emotions and memories... 

 

The biggest jewelry and fashion trends for autumn and winter 2016-2017

The biggest jewelry and fashion trends for autumn and winter 2016-2017

Fashion trends are fun. I love to take notice and then walk quietly my own path. But I do love to know what is happening and mix the fashion trends with the jewelry trends for the upcoming season! Curious what the trends will be for this Autumn and Winter of 2016-2017?

Check out ALL the latest trends in this blog!

My 20 favorite Italian Jewelry Brands!

My 20 favorite Italian Jewelry Brands!

Oh dear! I wanted to do a blog about my 5 favorite Italian jewelry companies but I ended up with 20 and still felt heartbroken to leave out some amazing brands! And these are only the high end jewelry brands! I promise, I will do another one with my favorite Italian silver jewelry brands soon.

Highlights of the 2016 collections of Fabergé, Dior, Damiani and deGrisogono

Highlights of the 2016 collections of Fabergé, Dior, Damiani and deGrisogono

Before diving into the latest trends for the upcoming season, I wanted to take a little glance with you, to some of the extraordinary highlights of these 4 brands: Damiani, Dior, deGrisogono and Fabergé. 

Van Cleef & Arpels delight with new collection of whimsical animal jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels delight with new collection of whimsical animal jewelry

''L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels'' is the newest jewelry collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, created by a very surprising designer: Robert Wilson!

Esther Ligthart

Esther Ligthart

Hi there! On my blog I love to share my passion and enthusiasm for jewelry with you! I have a long background filled with international experience in the jewelry branch and hope to deliver you many hours of fun, reading and watching amazing pieces. Combined with fashion or with themes that play in all of our lives. Children, happiness, gifts, memories…A piece of jewelry is often a piece of art. But it becomes only valuable when emotions are added to it.

I have lived a long time in Italy and you might catch that here and there in my love for Italian jewelry, but I have learned since starting this blog, that there is so much more out there in the world! I discover new brands, new markets and new visions almost every week. And I ADORE to share that with you!

Questions, requests, comments? Don’t hesitate to contact me! Baci & abbracci J :-* Esther

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