Dolce Gabbana new Venice Boutique Palazzo Torres Venezia.Seguso Murano glass chandeliers.

Dolce and Gabbana inaugurated in June a sumptuous new boutique inside the fabulous restored Venetian Palazzo Torres, Calle Larga XX11 Marzo 9, Venezia. Architect Eric Carlson, of the renowned Studio Carbondale, who managed to retain the authenticity  of this historic Venetian building, built around 1800. Glamourous Murano Glass Chandeliers by Seguso, as featured in the photo, and stunning gold mosaiques on the walls, and elegant marble floors.
Upon the occasion of the store’s opening Dolce & Gabbana launched a silk scarf collection dedicated to the Save Venice Fund, and funds will be donated to the save the Venetian patrimoine. 

The boutique sells clothes, individually decorated hand painted Sicilian  handbags, scarves, and the new D&G jewellery collection.



Omega Globemaster, understated and elegant like the man who wears it. The perfect object2desire for Christmas


The Globemaster is already a legendary name in the OMEGA family. Now it has been updated to become the world’s first Master Chronometer, further enhancing its reputation within the watchmaking industry. Along with a new standard of quality, the simple yet captivating design makes this watch a true object of desire. For this model, the stainless steel case features a hard metal scratchproof fluted bezel, with a blackened Constellation star, and hands and indexes which have also been filled with illuminous Super-LumiNova. The caseback includes a stainless steel Central Observatory medallion, while the opaline silver “Pie Pan” dial is reminiscent of the first 1952 Constellation model. The design is finished with grey leather strap, and at its core, the watch is driven by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900, featuring revolutionary anti-magnetic technology. Courtesy and with thanks Mappin and Webb




Omega SeaMaster Planet Ocean, An alluring Man’s wristwatch, Über chic for an elegant girl. Christmas solved.


Pre-Baselworld January 2016 – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Master Chronometer 39.5mm Sedna Gold, brief overview.

There are quite a few things to say about this new watch by Omega. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m / Master Chronometer / 39.5mm / Sedna Gold. You spotted it: new movement (and used for the first time in the Planet Ocean collection), new and smaller size and finally a new material. And whatever the brand says about it, for us it’s not a ladies’ watch but rather an elegant “unisex” edition. Overview of this new toolish but luxurious diver by Omega to be introduced at Baselworld 2016.

As of now, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m was available in 4 sizes: one edition dedicated to men with a 45.5mm case, one for the GMT editions at 43.5mm, one more “unisex” edition at 42mm (even if clearly, the buyers are mainly males) and one edition dedicated to ladies at 37.5mm. 

Even if visually extremely close to its sisters of the collection, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Master Chronometer 39.5mm Sedna Gold changes everything in the details: new movement, new dimensions, new dial, new materials and even new strap. … First thing to note is the introduction of the new series of movements by Omega, the Master Chronometer (introduced in the Globemaster and coming with the METAS certification, that is used for the first time in the Seamaster Planet Ocean collection. This new edition features the Calibre 8801 (visible thought the caseback) with the same architecture as the 8500 (Co-Axial escapement, double barrel and automatic winding) but now with highly antimagnetic properties (as resistant to 15,000 Gauss). It seems that for the coming years, Omega will implement the Master Chronometer movements in the entire range of watches – and they have already started in the Speedmaster collection, with the new antimagnetic chronograph with moon-phase.


Cartier Art Deco necklace.


At a recent PAD Exhibition in Berkeley Square London, on New Yorker, historic jewellery specialist, Lee Siegelson’s stand  we saw this outstanding Necklace.Created by Cartier.

Jacques Cartier had visited India for the Durbar in 1911. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the Indian jewellery he returned to Europe where he started to create with Charles Jacqueau, Cartier head designer, a new look jewellery mixing exotic stones and colours, very often mounted on Platinum rather than on gold which was more often the case for the Indian jewels. Since the 17th century the Indians had been importing the enormous Colombian emeralds which were then carved with floral patterns front and back, and incorporated into sumptuous pieces of impressive jewellery. Cartier exhibited his astonishing new collection of jewellery at the Seminal Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, in Paris in 1925 . The term ART DECO derives from this exhibition.

44 year old Lee Siegelson is a well known specialist in beautiful historic jewels, Siegelson comes from a family that can trace a century’s presence in the jewellery industry.He also lends his expertise to exhibitions and assists with museum loans of items from the most significant periods and makers in jewellery’s reference books.  Verdura’s 75th anniversary retrospective exhibition in late 2014, for example, featured the Verdura for Paul Flato, an aquamarine belt necklace that Siegelson owns and considers the best piece of American jewellery ever made in the 20th century. With thanks and courtesy Siegelsons


Christies New York December 7th 2016.

emerald and diamond ring

Christies New York. Property from a Private Collection
An Art Deco emerald and diamond ring, by Cartier
signed Cartier
Estimate: $50,000–70,000
Magnificent Jewels, December 7

Courtesy & with thanks Christies New York



Louisa Guinness at Design Miami


Louisa Guinness presents “The Museum of Artists’ Jewellery: PART II, Montebello and Beyond”, an immersive installation of a fictional museum and curator’s room, exclusively for Design Miami/ from Nov 30 – Dec 4 2016 at Stand G20.

Louisa Guinness will be exhibiting works by artists Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, Man Ray, Jesús Rafael Soto, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ron Arad, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Claude Lalanne, Mariko Mori, Ed Ruscha, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Sophia Vari, Rob Wynne, Tim Noble & Sue Webster amongst others. Louisa Guinness looks forward to seeing you all in Miami.
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Courtesy and with thanks Design Miami. Louisa Guinness



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