• jewelry is art

    Jewelry is art

    But only valuable when emotion is added

    Esther Ligthart, jewelry blogger

Amethyst earrings, purple glamour for your ears

Amethyst earrings, purple glamour for your ears

Amethyst is one of my all time favorite gemstones. Purple is a color that goes with almost anything and the earrings we have chosen for this blog are all purple and all extremely glamorous.

TIER, a must-see exhibition of the Dutch Taxidermy duo Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren!

TIER, a must-see exhibition of the Dutch Taxidermy duo Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren!

The TIER exhibition of Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren and Armando is held at the MOA Museum, situated in a lovely park just outside Utrecht. The park and the museum are beautiful, the area is so green and a magnificent example of the age of Enlightenment and worth a visit even without this wonderful exhibition, but as I am huge fan and deeply intrigued by the work of the Dutch taxidermists artistic displays, I did not want to miss the opportunity to see their artwork with animals from up close!

My 21 favorite American Jewelry Brands and designers

My 21 favorite American Jewelry Brands and designers

The U.S.A. is a huge country, playing a leading role in the world of jewelry. And with a movie industry that outshines all other red carpet industries in the world. In the land of endless opportunities, there are so many exciting jewelry brands.

I have made my choice, based on how I look at jewelry. With a love for the eclectic, but with a love also for the classics and brands that have a history. I adore young jewelry designers and honor the ones that have proven their stability and shown their identity. Love to know which American Jewelry Brands are my favorites?

Warning: 1 in 5 pieces of fashion jewelry may be damaging your health!

Warning: 1 in 5 pieces of fashion jewelry may be damaging your health!

It is not the kind of message we love to share. We always think of companies taking their responsibilities and do no harm, but unfortunately, this is not the case. One in five pieces of tested fashion jewelry, in the Netherlands, has proven to contain a high to dangerously high amount of cadmium, lead or nickel. We have all the facts.

How these gemstones shattered all records!

How these gemstones shattered all records!

Image: A room, high expectations. Two stars enter, one is blue and one is pink. Both are very rare diamonds. The bidding starts and it crashes records within no time. One person walks away with two very precious and ridiculously rare gemstones, mounted both as a matching pair of earrings. It’s a world that most of us will never take part in, but one struggles to establish what amazes us more. The rarity and the beauty and sheer size of the stones? Or the price that people are willing to pay for this.

Is it an investment, or will some lady really wear this?

Watch trends 2017, why we want smaller and cheaper watches!

Watch trends 2017, why we want smaller and cheaper watches!

Watches are under pressure. First, it was the arrival of the iWatch causing concerns for the industry, but the iWatch, so far, seems to have merely opened the path to more smartwatch collections by many of the famous brands. Both high-end and middle class.

But it’s the shift in culture and what we like to spend our money on today that dictates the market. And that seems to have created a need for cheaper and smaller watches.

Favorite Fashion Jewelry Trend: Earrings!

Favorite Fashion Jewelry Trend: Earrings!

Fashion Jewelry allows brands to explore texture, material and size even more than fine jewelry ever can. This is what makes it fun and as earrings made such an enormous come back and are worn in so many different styles, you can really go as wild as you possibly dare this season. But there is enough choice for all those, including myself, who just love a nice, beautiful earring, without spending a fortune. Come and discover my favorite picks!

3 reasons why you want to invest in gold jewelry

3 reasons why you want to invest in gold jewelry

Whilst silver jewelry has its own charm and fashion jewelry allows you to show your trendy side without spending a fortune, it is gold jewelry that you really want to invest in! We’ll explain to you why and what kind of jewelry is the best investment.

Jewelry Video of the Week: De Grisogono shows their fun side!

Jewelry Video of the Week: De Grisogono shows their fun side!

This weeks jewelry video comes from a personal favorite of mine: de Grisogono. Yes, I do love their incredible high jewelry collections, but I adore their less expensive, more accessible jewelry even more. We must warn you for this video: it is cuteness overload! 

5 things that working in jewelry has taught me

5 things that working in jewelry has taught me

Ever since I laid my eyes on jewelry, way back in the late ‘80’s, I have fallen in love with the world of jewelry. Although I had my moments of deep love for a certain piece of jewelry, it has always been about the business around jewelry for me. Sales and marketing on one side, creativity, craftsmanship, and strategy on the other side. And I have learned so much along the way! Here are the 5 things that working in the world of jewelry has taught me:

Jewelry Video of the Week: Tiffany & Co featuring Grace Coddington

Jewelry Video of the Week: Tiffany & Co featuring Grace Coddington

Let's start something new! As we all know: video becomes increasingly important. At Bizzita we have decided to bring you more video content brought by brand, but also to create a little more video content ourselves! Today we share however content created by  R.J. Cutler who was also the director of The September Issue. The documentary about Vogue's September issue, which I can truly recommend. Grace Coddington has been the fashion editor at large for decades for the U.S. Vogue and here we see her at work for Tiffany & Co.

Our favorite bags this Spring and Summer, for any budget!

Our favorite bags this Spring and Summer, for any budget!

As the sun starts warming our winter-chilled bones, and we dare to show bare legs again, we know that we can dive into our closets to rediscover our clothes, shoes, and accessories of last Summer. 

But if you feel like you could use something extra to spice up or update your wardrobe, then please do check out these latest bags! All perfectly fresh styles and perhaps just that little something you needed to update your outfit.  We have selected our favorites this season for you. In any price range and for every budget, of course!

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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