BaselWorld 2018, insights from a jewelry blogger!

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 06 April 2018, in Stories

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...

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

By Esther Ligthart on Tuesday, 27 March 2018, in Brands

Company says to reach their goal of only working with 100% fairmined gold by July 2018

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.

These necklaces make the most extraordinary status symbols

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 15 March 2018, in Inspiration

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.

 

Playful Monkey Jewelry you will LOVE!

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, in Inspiration

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!

Are you sure the diamonds in your jewelry are real?

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 23 February 2018, in Jewelry Tips

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?

7 ideas to improve online jewelry sales

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 09 February 2018, in Businessblog

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!

 

 

French Jewelry at its best: Boucheron Animalier Jewelry Collection

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 01 February 2018, in Brands

French Jewelry at its best: Boucheron Animalier Jewelry Collection

When Frédérique Boucheron opened his first boutique in Galerie de Valois in Paris in 1858, he couldn’t have imagined that 160 years later his name would still be connected to luxury and jewelry. Over the years, the company presented more than a few fabulous pieces of jewelry. The animalier collection has been presented a few years ago and of course; it is absolutely stunning. Today on Bizzita, we celebrate the Maison and one of my personal favorite collections.

Which animal is your spirit animal?

Valani Jewelry, ready for the future

By Esther Ligthart on Tuesday, 23 January 2018, in Brands

Valani Jewelry, ready for the future

Valani jewelry is a brand that caught my eye. Responsible sourcing of gemstones, a young and beautiful designer; Heena Shah, what a lovely combination! Valani jewelry has that air of being both eclectic and intelligent. Read here why I think that this is a brand that is ready for the future!

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