87 amazing jewelry gift ideas that suit your personality

By Esther Ligthart on Sunday, 17 December 2017, in Brands

87 amazing jewelry gift ideas that suit your personality

We all love to receive a wonderful piece of jewelry! Whether we receive it, give it or buy it for ourselves (why not?!), this is the season of splash out on jewelry! There is so much out there! To help you a little, we have created 5 personality types and matched the jewelry accordingly.

Piaget and Jessica Chastain's dazzling appearance on the Red Carpet

By Esther Ligthart on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, in Brands

Piaget and Jessica Chastain's dazzling appearance on the Red Carpet

Amsterdam, normally not the place where big Hollywood stars grace the red carpets, but last night Jessica Chastain appeared at the premiere of her new movie called Molly’s game.

Jessica Chastain is not just a wonderful movie star but also the brand ambassador of the world famous jewelry brand Piaget. And as true ambassador, she wore amazing pieces of jewelry of the French brand at the event. A dazzling appearance!

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

By Esther Ligthart on Wednesday, 06 December 2017, in Inspiration

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.

Marketing the myth: For consumers, Amsterdam is still Europe’s top diamond city

on Thursday, 30 November 2017, in Businessblog

Contributed blog by Ya'akov Almor

Marketing the myth: For consumers, Amsterdam is still Europe’s top diamond city

We are proud to present our first guest blogger on Bizzita! Ya'akov is Communication Director at World Diamond Mark and the Antwerp Diamond Trade fair. 

In 2017, Amsterdam, the city where the modern diamond industry struck its first roots more than four and a half centuries ago, has no major significance as a diamond trading center, and certainly no significance in diamond manufacturing.  Its bourse, which is the second oldest diamond exchange in the world, is small, and many of its 100-odd members are retailers. Any Dutch diamantaire will tell you that Antwerp is the world’s undisputed diamond hub.  

So how come consumers around the world think that Amsterdam is still the world’s diamond capital?

Must see jewelry! Colorful beetles and bugs turned into fairytale jewelry

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 23 November 2017, in Inspiration

Must see jewelry! Colorful beetles and bugs turned into fairytale jewelry

Levon Bliss is a photographer who spends hours and hours photographing the tiniest, but most colorful and amazing creatures on the planet: bugs and beetles.​ Bugs, beetles and other tiny animals that, when you look as close as he allows you to look with his stunning photography, blow away your mind! The details, the colors, they are full of amazing details. A bug is a bundle of smart nature in a beautiful fascinating form.

And how could they not be an inspiration for jewelry designers? We may not be the cuddly creators we all adore, but oh boy, how beautiful they are!Come see Daniela Villegas, a designer who created perhaps the largest and perhaps even most beautiful jewelry collection with bugs as her inspiration. But come see all those other ideas, shapes, designers, creativity and color in this blog about fairytale jewelry that you simply must see!

Stunning jewelry from the 16th and 17th Century. Find out why this era was so exciting!

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 09 November 2017, in Inspiration

Stunning jewelry from the 16th and 17th Century. Find out why this era was so exciting!

Whilst some of us think that everything new and exciting happens only today and jewelry is more ‘’bling”, daring and bold than ever, think again. Our history is filled with magical moments of discoveries and new techniques. New worldwide economies and expanding adventures on the oceans opened the route to new countries, new trades, and new cultural influences and arts slowly spread across the Europe. The part of the world that came to rise in the 16th century. Jewelry became very detailed in those days; mini-sculptures, enameling and more. Books from the great Benvenuto Cellini gave us an insight into jewelry and the making process.

This jewelry is special and deserves to be looked at again with fresh 21st Century eyes, and why not; taken as an inspiration for modern jewelry!

When jewelry meets architecture, wonderful designs and amazing similarities

By Esther Ligthart on Saturday, 28 October 2017, in Inspiration

Spoiler alert: this trend is going to be huge!

When jewelry meets architecture, wonderful designs and amazing similarities

Jewelry design and architecture, there are so many similarities. It's not a coincidence that the star architect, Zaha Hadid, designed also a lot of jewelry. In this blog, it is all about the nobility of creating quality. Norman Foster, a star architect of many buildings, including the Apple Headquarters, said this about it: ''it's not just about money, time and creative energy, but about how you use your resources wisely. Jewelry that reminds us of architecture. Architecture that resembles elements of a ring, bracelet or necklace. Come and discover jaw-dropping gorgeous designs and amaze yourself about the similarities between the two worlds: Architecture and Jewelry!

 

NO MORE FUR! Thank you, Gucci!

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 19 October 2017, in Brands

NO MORE FUR! Thank you, Gucci!

Gucci, the world-famous Italian brand, part of the Paris-based luxury group KERING, has made a wonderful statement during the Kering Talk at The London College of Fashion on Wednesday 11th of October. No more fur in any of the Gucci products from 2018 onwards. This is the kind of news we love and the kind of news that gives us hope for a better future for the luxury industry. In fact, I think the luxury industry should listen even better to what people want these days! Transparency and conflict-free products and services!

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