• jewelry is art

    Jewelry is art

    But only valuable when emotion is added

    Esther Ligthart, jewelry blogger

My Floral Jewelry finds on Etsy

My Floral Jewelry finds on Etsy

Last week we did a blog about floral jewelry in high-end jewelry. Beautiful petals and stems in gold, gemstones, and enamel everywhere. Often unique, all handmade by the best artisans in the world. But of course, this comes at a price. But you also told us to do more blogs on jewelry you can actually afford! To do something different Esther went on Etsy and searched for her personal favorites. 

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Floral Jewelry, high-end jewelry wonders of nature

Floral Jewelry, high-end jewelry wonders of nature

A recent trip to the stunning island of Madeira led me to create a blog about floral jewelry. Inspired, I long to share with you some of the most beautiful high-end jewelry wonders of nature pieces you have ever seen. Psstt; in the next one, I’ll show you my best finds for affordable prices ;-)Flowers are an inspiration to all artists, and jewelry designers are no exception, but what still amazes me after all those years, is the variety, the incredible diverse interpretations of petals and stems using imagination and then some diamonds, enamel, and stunning gemstones.  

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7 fashion jewelry trends for the summer 2018

7 fashion jewelry trends for the summer 2018

Fashion jewelry is always exciting! Trends are coming and going much faster than in fine jewelry and fashion jewelry is always closely linked to the latest fashion trends on both the catwalk and on the street. This summer it's your time to shine! No better time to show off your jewelry than summer time! Here are the 7 biggest fashion jewelry trends of summer 2018!

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My top 13 favorite Chinese and Taiwanese jewelry brands and designers!

My top 13 favorite Chinese and Taiwanese jewelry brands and designers!

My top 13 of most favorite Chinese and Taiwanese jewelry designers are composed by a beautiful bunch of brands and designers from mainland China, Hong-Kong and Taiwan. Striking jewelry that is becoming more and more popular all over the world. China might be embracing European luxury brands but Europe and the rest of the world is discovering how much China, Hong-Kong and Taiwan have to offer themselves too! From Wendy Yue to Wallace Chan, from the whimsical designs of Queelin, Bao Bao Wan and many more! Come and explore my personal favorite Chinese and Taiwanese jewelry brands!

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Turquoise jewelry boosts your soul

Turquoise jewelry boosts your soul

Turquoise jewelry just oozes summer! Just to get you inspired, lots and lots of turquoise jewelry in this blog.

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Palmiero Design, true jewelry lovers adore this brand from Valenza, Italy.

Palmiero Design, true jewelry lovers adore this brand from Valenza, Italy.

Palmiero Carlo is the driving force behind one of the most gorgeous jewelry creators in Valenza; Palmiero Design

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BaselWorld 2018, insights from a jewelry blogger!

BaselWorld 2018, insights from a jewelry blogger!

BaselWorld is a yearly event in the jewelry and watch industry. According to many, one of the most important watches and jewelry trade shows in the world. It may be the most prestigious trade show, but when it comes down to jewelry, it all depends on what one is looking for. With just a handful of affordable jewelry brands, this is the playground for the rich or those who aspire to be so. I have worked at BaselWorld myself for many years, but this year I had the pleasure to come back as a jewelry blogger, who accidentally also fell in love with a watch brand...

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Chopard jewelry and watches leading the way to a more ethical world?

Chopard jewelry and watches leading the way to a more ethical world?

Chopard announced to work with 100% fairmined gold by July 2018! During a press conference, lead by the Green Carpet Challenge’s founder Livia Firth, they announced with great pride their achievements in creating a better world for those who work at the bottom of the supply chain. A wonderful initiative! Now it’s up to the customer to demand more fairmined gold and together with the leading brands, we can make a difference.

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These necklaces make the most extraordinary status symbols

These necklaces make the most extraordinary status symbols

From Chopard to Boucheron, from Anna Hu to Alessio Boschi, from big names to imaginative designers, all have created a jewelry collection that captures the imagination of those who love to dream and of those who can spend.

 

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Playful Monkey Jewelry you will LOVE!

Playful Monkey Jewelry you will LOVE!

Monkeys, we all love them! There is a reason that it’s the most visited attraction of any zoo. Monkeys in jewelry are simply wonderful. They represent a more playful side of ourselves. Perhaps even remind us not taking life and ourselves too seriously at times. Many jewelry brands have created the most cheeky and beautiful monkeys you have ever seen. From the biggest names to the niche designer, they all know how much we love a monkey!

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Are you sure the diamonds in your jewelry are real?

Are you sure the diamonds in your jewelry are real?

You go to a store to buy a nice ring for yourself or your loved one. You had your eyes set on that white gold ring with the beautiful diamonds. Perhaps you have been saving money to buy it and today is the big day; you are going in to finally purchase that diamond ring! But wait, how do you know if the price you pay for this ring is fair? And how do you even know if these diamonds are real?

The recent Nirav Modi and Gitanjali scandal is a huge shock to the world of jewelry and may leave you questioning about your jeweler’s integrity when it comes to diamonds. But is this fair?

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7 ideas to improve online jewelry sales

7 ideas to improve online jewelry sales

I have done a number of articles for both magazines as on my own blog about the future. The future of retail, the future of jewelry and so on. A recent article in Wired about A.I and V.R. and the upcoming possibilities of what technological implementation might mean for retail as a whole, got me thinking even more about what the -  a little reluctant to change - luxury industry needs to invest in, right now, in order to give the consumer in the nearby future, what they desire: emotion and story. A challenge especially for the online retailers!

 

 

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Esther Ligthart

Esther Ligthart

Hi, I am Esther and on this blog I simply love to inspire you! My own passion for jewelry was born in the years I have spend in Valenza, Italy. The world’s capital of handmade fine jewelry by the greatest craftsmen. For me, jewelry has everything to do with art, love, craftsmanship and creativity on one side. And on the other side: with joy, emotions, capturing memories, and playfulness. Once I was asked to give a quote about my personal view on jewelry. Here is how I see it:

‘’A piece of jewelry is often a piece of art. But it only becomes valuable when emotions are added to it’’

I have worked for 25 years in jewelry, mostly in international sales and marketing, but also running a jewelry store for over 6 years in Italy. Bizzita.com started in 2013. First, I hoped it to be a source of inspiration for jewelry lovers, but it quickly grew much bigger. Bizzita.com has become a consultancy company for jewelry brands and jewelry stores all over the globe. We have created a store locator and business directory! And I write personally for several international jewelry trade magazines.

Want to know more? Drop me a line! We would love to know, I mean, really LOVE to know what you think of Bizzita.com and what you would like to see on this website! But also; what do you think about jewelry? Do you have a special story that you want to share? Are you a creative designer that has come up with something exciting? We would LOVE to get in touch with you!

Thank you SO very much for coming to Bizzita.com! :-* Esther

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