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Entries in colette jewelry (5)

SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! XCIII

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Colette Jewelry has us green with envy over this lucious emerald stack

Levy's Fine Jewelry piles on some current favorites from their inventory in Alabama

medeasmix is dreaming of this turquoise horseshoe becoming a ring, we say GO FOR IT

Andrea Hansen, shares some Reign Sapphires that have us swooning since it's September 1st

Eva Fehren makes us rethink every princess cut diamond we ever doubted

Marie Helene De Taillac always knows how to wear a rainbow

SixthCityStyle stacks up a mystical grouping of gorgeous rings

Tessa Metcalfe known for her claw prongs adds some snakes into the mix, we love!

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SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! XCII

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Colette Jewelry stacks up some new pieces that are dark yet colorful!

The Gem Hunter showing off some rings of the day, including some that are for sale

The Eden Collective creates a moody feminine vibe with cameos and black hearts

a fist full of Jacquie Aiche jewels some of my favorites in her collections

Roseark wearing Gienia Design + Barry Brinker Fine Jewelry, a winning combination

Doves Jewelry proves that all one color can have a major impact, love it

Logan Hollowell Jewelry creates stacks that are elegant, trendy and downright beautiful 

Broken English Jewelry plays with Andrea Fohrman's celestial rings

stacks and stacks of Sirciam Jewelry on the fingers and on jewelry cases}

 

SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! LVIII

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annesophiemgx trying on some of the latest Messika Jewelry

Bochic confidently sporting the Conquistador collection in black and white

Colette Jewelry mixes snakes with leaves, very symbolic 

Far & Wild having an impromptu photoshoot with some gorgeous rings

Jaimie Geller Jewelry enjoying a fresh batch of Carbon & Hyde Jewelry

Maria Nilsdotter and her well known claws and skulls

Metiersf stacking some antique rings that compliment each other incredibly well

NecessaryExcess creatively shows me her rings, some of her personal pieces mixed with Jemma Wynne

White Bird Jewellery loves Lito Jewels, these are some cool rings!}

Q & A with Jewelry Designer Colette

Colette 3 Colette is the extremely talented, gorgeous French-Mexican jewelry designer that has gone from having her designs in museum galleries to A-list celebrities. She’s been designing for over 15 years and attributes her travels and the Mexican culture as sources of inspiration. Her jewels caught my attention because she uses rare gems with unique color combinations--definitely not commercial quality stones in her line! Everything is feminine, sparkly and incredible pieces of art!

I caught up with Colette to see what she’s been up to:

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Right now I am working on my new collection to be presented at Couture June 2013 It is going to be a collection inspired by Africa, I spent 2 months this Sumer visiting the continent. I went to many of the different countries. My soul and my mind really react to what I experience throughout my journey. The collection will be all one of a kind pieces. I am planning on a total of 100 jewels all together including earrings, pendants, necklaces and rings as you have never seen them before. They start on your fingers but evolve to your hand. The collection will have a few surprises too!

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I started my jewelry career when I went to college at 18 years old the study graphic design. From that time, I knew I made the right choice, those years give me the foundation to be able to understand simple elements that are very important in what I do. For example – from drawing the initial sketch to bringing a piece of jewelry to life. I also went to GIA to complete my studies and I continue to learn more as I go along until this very day.

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My proudest moment in my jewelry career was at the very beginning when I had to work very hard to put together all the money that I needed in order to create my first collection. I bought my gold and my stones, at the time I used 20k gold and only green stones – many tourmalines peridots and apatites. It took me about 4 months to make 20 pieces; I worked on it non stop!  Then I made a solo exhibit in an art gallery and my proudest moment was when I saw my collection all together in those cases hanging in the walls of the gallery, and one of my professors who taught me art history ( who happens to be the one who gave me hardest time while in college)  gave a speech for the opening of the exhibit.  I felt amazing and it was the beginning of my journey in my jewelry career. B2_1 3graces6

My dream is to continue to travel the world and always be open to new inspirations and experiences that help me create what I love – jewelry.   My hopes to keep on building a strong following and to expand to more countries. One of the big projects next year is the opening of my second store in Mexico City. It is going to be a new concept on a jewelry store very artsy  and nature inspired with an edgy twist. E9_1 q5

My favorite pieces of jewelry that I own are my great grand mother’s Boucheron brooch--made out of exquisite blue sapphires and diamonds, all set in platinum. Also another favorite one is a Cartier ring from my French grandma that has two red pigeon’s blood rubies in a pear shape, and one central diamond. (Below are a stack of Colette’s rings which she loves so much, she never takes off!)

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Antique & Modern Motif: The Snake

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I will be forever obsessed with snake motif jewelry--both antique and modern. The snake has been charming jewelry boxes since the Victorian Era and has been said to symbolize eternity, everlasting love, life and protection. Not sure exactly why snake jewelry fascinates me; if I were to see a snake in real life I would most likely scream bloody murder. But for any reason, the snake is here to stay! Here are my favorite snake jewels: 070927_601_BE_JLGPHOTO_0 Modern marvel: the two-finger ring. This one is designed by Colette and features a coiled snake with diamonds in 18k yellow gold. From Broken English, Price: $4,835

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A 14k yellow gold snake who hold a rock crystal ball makes a great pendant. This one is vintage and from The Three Graces, Price: $1,950

m408234602 Victorian natural pearl and snake ring in 14k yellow gold. This ring is from A. Brandt & Son, Price: $3495 final_004_450 This sparkler of a ring is 18k rose gold with diamonds and emerald eyes, designed by Julia Cohen. Available at Broken English, Price: $12,000