Sunday Funday with the Jewelry of Annelise Michelson

Each Sunday we pick a jewelry or accessories minded shop or instagram account and give them our jewelry report card!  It’s that time again… so grab a glass of wine and join us in France… The instagram account that most inspired us this week belongs to A++ jewelry designer Annelise Michelson.  Firstly, Annelise’s work walks that line we love the most; that feminine, natural, yet tough strut.  Her designs are sculptural works…organic, but modern and at times as appear as hard as steel.

“Although she was trained to sketch, Annelise feels her way through each piece, moulding, sculpting and draping rough materials to create collections that live in her mind for months and years like obsessions before they are produced”.(AnneliseMichelson.com/bio)

Her pieces are really in synch with fashion today as well, but also with the female body and its strengths. Her training was done at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris, which eventually led her to jewelry design. We are currently obsessed with the sea leaf ring, earrings and the whole freaking “algae” collection.  Each piece is made in France, in limited quantities which also makes them special. Her client list is impressive, ranging from Carine Roitfeld to Alexa Chung among others. You can find her work now in Bergdorf Goodman and Fivestory among other places throughout the world. 

Why is her instagram account so alluring? Well, you will find a clean, inspiring palette which includes travel photography, her sculptural jewelry, newly arriving items, and beautiful pieces on beautiful people…@annelisemichelson follow her, you are welcome!

We’ve chosen our favorites from her online shop below. 

*All images belong to Annelise via her webshop or instagram account.

Jewelry Report Card:The Enchanted Jewels of Anabela Chan

Sunday’s jewelry report card is a time when we crown our favorite instagram jewelry themed account of the week. We look at influencers, artists… as well as stylists and jewelers. This week the work of Anabela Chan really blew our minds!  Her luxurious approach to the pieces, lush sense of color and how she relates nature to jewelry made our editor Sara swoon.  The pieces are ethically sustainable and fun! Plus, they have a fashion element to them.  She trained as an architect and worked in the sphere of fashion for Alexander McQueen. Anabela grew up in London and Paris and was trained at the world-renowned Royal College of Art and Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Using ethical lab grown stones she challenges the industries notions.

I want to create magical, fun and fabulous jewels that tell stories. We champion fine jewellery with ethical lab-grown gemstones that share the unrivalled beauty and optical qualities of natural gemstones.  Sustainable, cultured gemstones reduces the human and environmental toll by without destructive use of mining and untraceable provenance.

My pieces combine the magic of high jewellery with a modern wearability and ethical sustainability; with a joyful playfulness reminiscence of our childhood dreams.  It is about offering inspiring, beautifully-crafted jewels with longevity; works of art that are worn, loved and treasured forever.”     Anabela Chan

We chose her instagram account as one to follow, because it is a panorama of beautiful inspirational color and whimsey. Her themes include botanical and wild references such as butterflies. Anabela is one to watch, as she has acquired quite a list of prestigious awards in terms of the jewelry community, but is also being discovered by celebrities and the fashion industry. Rita Ora and Rihanna among others, have worn her jewelry and her work has been shown in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, W magazine….

Her account wows us with color and personal inspiration. To be honest one should get her jewelry while they can because her prices are sure to go up in the future. It was so hard to decide what our favorites were- some were already sold out, but we have complied a list below.   Follow her @AnabelaChan

Her are some tantalizing images from her instagram account-

WANT:

 

Ham Yard Hotel . Piccadilly Circus .  London . W1D 7AH . +44(0)20 7287 5841 

As any true artist would, she also offers bespoke and commission pieces, as well as more one of a kind examples in her online shop.  

International Design Awards

British Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards in Fine Jewellery, Platinum Jewellery 2012, 2013
Gemmological Association of Great Britain Award 2012
Studio William Cutlery Design Gold Award 2012
Sponsored by Swarovski 2012, 2013
ITS Finalist 2012, 2013
Vogue VFDE New Talent Award 2014
*All images via AnabelaChan.com or @anabelachan

 

Jewelry Report Card: Didier London, the best of art jewelry!

 

This Sunday’s jewelry report card is a walk through the art jewelry gallery Didier, London.  Each weekend we bringing you our pick for the best online visual jewelry destination on instagram. The accessories accounts we choose also present either a visual feast both on and off instagram or offer unique storefronts as well.   It’s rare that someone excites and surprises us weekly, but this is one such case. Didier’s collection holds works of jewelry art by Calder, Picasso, Man Ray, Louise Nevelson and well beyond. People are catching on too, recent press includes magazines and newspapers. Their jewelry bridges iconic and interesting artist made jewelry pieces of non fine as well as fine material.  I’ve followed them for a little while on instagram, indulging in their posts, which often feature a beautiful model wearing the sculptural works. One such example they have for sale, is a personal favorite of mine created by Italian designer Getulio Alviani. Called “the ear disc” it was photographed in fashion magazines and created in 1965 in aluminum. His jewelry combines technology, architectural, and sculptural aspects. More information via this article link.  

monorecchio

Didier, Ltd recently opened an online storefront, which provides us more access to offerings that they normally show at events like the Winter Antiques Show in New York City. Their gallery, now in Kensington, was originally opened in 2006 by Didier and Martine Haspeslagh. As with the two owners, they also have not one but two instagram destinations. The second is @artistjewel, which we also follow.  Below, is the vintage image of the Arnaldo Pomodoro positive negative rings, followed by the one that Didier, Ltd owns.

Instagram can serve for the jewelry lover, as a place to be surprised, enthralled, and further educated about great jewelry. Didier’s account does just this, as they regularly post images of unique and rare pieces. Their offerings include such spectacular accessories by Harry Bertoia, Karel Appel, Max Ernst and other modern design masters, that it makes it hard to choose what pieces we like best. Below are some snaps of our favorite instagram images from both accounts:

 

 

*Images by Didier, London via their online store and instagram account.

Jewelry Report Card: Adina Mills Power Jewelry

 

If I ever want to give someone a knuckle sandwich…in a really zen way, I know just what jewelry I am putting on for the occasion… Wonder Woman with a dash of bohemian goddess is the only way I can describe the jewelry of Adina Mills. Chosen by the blogazine for our Sunday jewelry report card, she is our favorite Instagram jewelry or fashion accessories account/shop this week!  I have long been lusting after her pieces and following her colorful yet soothingly powerful Instagram account. Jewelry lovers senses are sure to be awakened with her every lush post.

Image from The Cut interview with Allyson. Follow the link in the image.

Adina has a background in fine art and sculpture and you can tell. Each stone is carefully chosen and placed by hand in an array of exciting natural color combos. Worn by Erykah Badu and Bjork as well as others, maybe the most enjoyable client to watch wearing her goods is: Lily Tomlin as Frankie on the series Grace and Frankie. Her signature jewelry is by none other than Adina. Stylist/ costume designer Allyson Fanger posts fashion, projects, and updates from the show on her account.

 

Follow the yellow brick road here to join Adina’s Instagram journey. Here is a little taste of what awaits you:

Adina seems to always be creating new one of a kind jewelry art, but here are a few of my current picks:

 Follow us on Instagram as we use the hashtags #jewelryreportcard and #accessoriesreportcard- and tag us and use either to submit accounts for our examination!

*All images belong to Adina Mills via her Instagram account and website.