• jewelry is art

    Jewelry is art

    But only valuable when emotion is added

    Esther Ligthart, jewelry blogger

The most incredible jewelry at the TEFAF 2017

The most incredible jewelry at the TEFAF 2017

TEFAF 2017 was once again an extraordinary event. I love to visit it, because it hosts some of the most amazing jewelry brands in this world. But it’s not just that. Visiting trade fairs is an inspiring experience, but visiting a fair where clients come instead of business peers, it is a completely different experience. Somehow, I feel even more excited and I love to observe how the public looks at the jewelry. How the public reacts to collections and creations.

Smuggling a 1000 diamonds in your shoes...

Smuggling a 1000 diamonds in your shoes...

Whether he was trying to make an extra buck, or did these operations on a more regular basis, we don't know yet. But a young guy was caught on the 13th of March with a 1000 diamonds, weighing 212,9 carat, in his shoes.

 

Enormous diamond found by honest Christian pastor

Enormous diamond found by honest Christian pastor

In the Kono District, an area known for its diamond mines, a large diamond,weighing 706 carat, was found. The Christian pastor Emmanual Momoh, made the discovery and handed it to the local chief, who brought it to president Ernest Bai Koroma. It’s the thirteenth biggest rough diamond, so far, ever found

Sapphire, 25 facts and reasons to adore this beautiful gemstone!

Sapphire, 25 facts and reasons to adore this beautiful gemstone!

I remember the first time I laid my eyes on a star sapphire, I was mesmerized. It’s an incredible stone that has a little magic to it. Did you know it's a much-valued talisman for travelers? Sapphires come in almost all colors, but of course, the most famous color is blue.

Come and discover why you just might want to choose a sapphire for your engagement ring, gift or just something beautiful for yourself! 

Trend 2017: Butterfly jewelry!

Trend 2017: Butterfly jewelry!

You know when it’s spring when…Maybe it’s the date 21th of March that makes you feel like Spring is here. Maybe it’s the first flowers, shy and tender, coming out of the moist soil. But it may very well be that you finally really feel it’s here when you spot your first bee or butterfly! Animal jewelry is huge trend and again in 2017, we see so much of this little creature that somehow knows how to move us. Make us feel, even when we see so many of them, in awe of nature. From Zydo to Pasquale Bruni, from Carrera Y Carrera to Lydia Courteille, here are the hottest butterfly jewelry pieces around!

Is the end coming for jewelry trade shows? Here are 3 reasons why I think there is still hope

Is the end coming for jewelry trade shows? Here are 3 reasons why I think there is still hope

Is the end coming for jewelry trade shows? Some say their days are counted. I went to visit one of my very favorite trade shows: VicenzaOro and here is what I observed. Come with me!

Jewelry in the News

Jewelry in the News

We love to keep you informed about what is happening in jewelry and have created a mix of various highlights in jewelry of the past few days. Discover why the Supreme Court of Philippines is giving its approval to auction the jewelry collection of Imelda Marcos, valued at an estimated 21 million dollars! See the latest addition to the Lydia Courteille jewelry collection and discover what Mya and Emily DiDonato wore on the red carpet. We also feature the stunning black mother of pearl jewelry by Belle Etoile as we truly love it!

Trend: working from home in style!

Trend: working from home in style!

We have seen a rapid development of changes in how and where we work over the past decades. All thanks to the internet. Working in style, even if you work from home or maybe; especially when you work from home, is a growing trend. Whilst our homes turn into part-time offices, company offices become much more homely and flexible and the interior design world  seeks to adapt to this exciting developments.

Bizzita wouldn’t be Bizzita, if we did not make a link to jewelry. We found these wonderful items that work both in a home office and in a company office. Working in style, we love it !

Roberto Coin, stunning jewelry right at your fingertips!

Roberto Coin, stunning jewelry right at your fingertips!

It’s no secret that I have always been incredibly charmed by the Roberto Coin company. Of course, their collection of animal jewelry is so wonderful, it would be already reason enough to adore them. But as you dive into the story of the company and learn about the origins and philosophy of it’s creative father, Roberto Coin, you just remain in awe.

Did you know that now they have created the possibility to purchase directly from their showroom in Italy?

Let us take you with us, as we dive together into the story of Roberto Coin and his amazing jewelry brand.

Jewelry trend of 2017: Roaring animal jewelry!

Jewelry trend of 2017: Roaring animal jewelry!

As we are gradually getting used to living in 2017, we open up more to what the year will bring us, apart from our most personal New Year's Resolutions. We start to look at what holidays we might go on, what to wear and what would match those outfits perfectly.

One of the big trends is the love for poetry, for conserving nature, for sustainability. A love that expresses itself perfectly in jewelry that reflects nature. The animal kingdom is part of our wonderful planet and it not only reminds us of nature, but more often we relate to a certain animal for its particular traits. Or, we love giving them voices and human characteristics as we see in Disney movies and so on. Allow the jewelry animals that you wear to tell their story! Discover the jewelry and the trend:

Laura Bicego, from Nanis Jewelry, has a dream...

Laura Bicego, from Nanis Jewelry, has a dream...

Recently, Laura Bicego visited Amsterdam, whilst having a meet and greet at Ace & Dik jewelry store. I had the pleasure to interview Laura. The name Bicego reminds us of another famous Italian company, Laura was indeed born in a jewelry producing family, but today proudly owner of her own company: NANIS

Glamorous jewelry on the Golden Globe Red Carpets

Glamorous jewelry on the Golden Globe Red Carpets

Wow! La La Land, the most successful movie in the history of the Golden Globes, is certainly on my wishlist for this week!  The movie won 7 awards, including the one for Best Film. 

The Golden Globes ceremony is seen as the opening of fashion season and for many the occasion to watch what jewelry the stars are wearing. Hectic times for pr agencies and stylists as magazines and blogs seem to be sometimes almost more interested in what the stars wear instead of the cultural relevance of movies. But oh my, who wears important jewelry better than those gracious actors and actresses? Longing to see who wore what?

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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