Now that's what I call GREEN!
Natural color green diamonds anyone?!
Those would look just dandy in a pair of platinum studs! Sign me up...
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Even with one failed auction, April proved to be a big month for natural color diamonds after an impressive day "on the block" at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale.
While their stunning 10ct purple-pink diamond didn't sell, other large stones, including a 37ct D color IF white and a 3.25ct IF vivid blue diamond, realized impressive prices.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
It's truly been an incredible for the natural color diamond market. What exactly is fueling this boom in diamond prices is hard to say, but what's for sure is the forecast doesn't look to be changing any time soon.
JCK Online reviews a spectacular year in natural color diamond auction sales:
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Etienne may be a regular on the international jewelry awards circuit, but that doesn't leave him any less proud of his latest recognition--Earning a finals spot in two different divisions of the prestigious NICHE Awards!
Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions. The competition received a total of 267 entries spread over eight jewelry categories.
Etienne's dramatic orange colored diamond black Gem Ceramic Maxine wedding/engagement ring combo is one of only four finalists in the Wedding Jewelry category.
Equally exciting is Etienne's colored diamond Gem Ceramic Rainbow Bangle bracelet, that made it into the finals in the Fine Jewelry division, and is sure to face some tight competition amidst the four other top entries, including Erik Stewart's Fluted platinum diamond and sapphire ring.
The winners will be announced at the NICHE Awards night in February. Stay tuned to find out if Etienne's designs beat out the competition!
Friday, December 17, 2010
While Etienne may be best known for his exceptional bridal jewelry collections, he is no stranger to the world of fashion jewelry & there's no better time of the year to share one of Etienne's beautiful fashion designs than the holidays!
Capturing a powerful dose of brilliant colors in a small yet charmingly stylish package, these Sarah Huggie earrings feature an array of color enhanced and natural color diamonds set in 18kt white and yellow gold, that is sure to brighten up any occasion!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
It's a very special feeling for an artist when their work gets recognized far away from home. ProfessionalJeweller.com is one of the UK's leading jewelry websites and offers great insight into the complex world of fine jewelry.
Recently the editors of Professional Jeweller discovered the Gem Ceramic collection and decided, despite the giant puddle jump and Etienne's relative lack of exposure in the UK, his designs were well worth the attention of their readers. Well done guys, no one can deny your good taste!
A gallery featuring some of Etienne's exceptional new Gem Ceramic designs is viewable here...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Famous, amongst so many other wonderful reasons, for their extravagant annual tradition of designing an over-the-top Fantasy Bra, Victoria's Secret is a name that forever basks in the spotlight of consumer media. Every year we watch, in awe, for the unveiling of the V.S. Fantasy bra, what stunning jewels adorn it, and what outrageously wealthy woman it might end up enveloping.
But is there something deeper that the Fantasy bra represents, some type of knowledge we can glean from this flamboyant display of wealth? If anything it may be a clue as to the economic trends America is facing.
The budget for Victoria's Secret annual Fantasy Bra has been dwindling for several years now. Apparently responding to economic trends, this year's bra comes in at just $2 million retail, falling well short of the $3 million price tag in garnered last year, never mind the $6.5 V.S. dared to ask in 2006!
Sadly, not only did this year's V.S. Fantasy Bra see the lowest sale value to date, but designers were forced to cut out diamonds of color all together, and could only afford to bedazzle their prized negligee with white diamonds, sapphires and topaz.
What a shame...If V.S. gave Etienne Perret the chance with that budget, you can bet your bottom dollar, he would electrify the Fantasy Bra with drop dead gorgeous diamonds in an exquisite variety of vivid colors. It is an absolute blessing of nature and technology to see all of the options that working with beautiful color enhanced natural diamonds has given us--for Etienne Perret, complete creative freedom comes in any color of the rainbow!
Etienne often uses natural color and white diamonds in his designs especially in the yellow, pink and brown ranges in his designs. However, he has found his niche creating the highest quality bridal jewelry using color enhanced natural diamonds. The use of color enhanced natural diamonds opens many doors, allowing Etienne to create beautiful custom designed rings, with easily sourced and exactly matching color diamonds, in nearly any color of the rainbow, at much more affordable prices.
Etienne's Gem Ceramic collection has recently been covered by luxury websites such as Robb Report, and worn by Toni Collette, star of United States of Tara, at the 2010 Emmy's.
Contact Etienne and work with the Artist directly to custom design the colored diamond jewelry of your dreams at refreshingly affordable price!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Etienne is excited to share his innovative new Gem Ceramic bridal and fashion collections as well as his traditional precious metal designs, set with diamonds in every color of the rainbow, at the Westchester Craft Show this weekend! Read more on Facebook.
Among the nation's best juried shows, the show offers its sophisticated New York and Connecticut audience a highly-selective showcase of exceptional work and the opportunity to meet more than 100 artists who com...e from all over the United States.
A rich diversity of craft: basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber decorative and wearable, furniture, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, and wood.
Crafts America Shows, LLC, producers of the Washington Craft Show and the Palm Beach Fine Craft show, has staged the Westchester Craft Show for 17 years
WHEN: October 15,16,17, 2010
Fri. Oct. 15 — 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 16 — 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 17 — 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue (Route 119 at Central Ave)
White Plains NY 10606-1119
See our website for map and directions.
General Admission: $12.00
Senior Citizens: $10.00
Children under 12 free
Cash only accepted for admission, please be prepared.
Please inquire for special group rate for 10 or more people: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
One of the world's most significant and beautiful natural color diamonds, the Bvlgari Blue, will be up for auction by Christie's on October 20 of this year! It is extraordinarily rare to see a diamond of this grade (Fancy Vivid Blue) and size (10.95ct) come up for auction and the fact that it's a Bvlgari design makes it that much more exciting!
Quoted below from AmbitionMag.com:
Saturday, October 2, 2010
There are quite a few self-proclaimed jewelry experts out there, some of whom don't know a thing about fine jewelry. But a few are legit, and out of the handful of truly experienced and knowledgeable jewelry authorities, one stands out for consistently sleuthing out some of the coolest jewelry designs for the benefit of her loyal followers.
Robyn Hawk, editor of The Daily Jewel and A Fly On The Wall: Family of Blogs, is a master in her field, and has no lack of good taste when it comes to hunting down the hottest new fine jewelry designs. Robyn recently went one step beyond offering her customary "Daily Jewel" when she gave praise to a wide selection of Etienne's Gem Ceramic and colored diamond designs!
Below copied directly from The Daily Jewel: