Van Cleef & Arpels’ Legacy and Artistry by Cooper-Hewitt

The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels will showcase more than 300 timepieces, fashion accessories, design drawings, images from the firm’s archives and, of course, an abundance of jewelry in six themes that reflect its legacy: Innovation, Transformation, Nature, Exoticism, Fashion, and Personalities. The Innovations category highlights the brand’s Mystery Setting, a 1933 patented technique in which stones are cut …

Victoria Scott-RichardsVan Cleef & Arpels’ Legacy and Artistry by Cooper-Hewitt

‘Seraphim’ Golden Motorcycle: The ultimate blend of vintage innovation

Swedish designer Mikael Lugnegard has launched the “Seraphim”, a golden motorcycle, by combining all the power and hi-fi machinery of choppers to finally complete this luxurious piece of art. Embodying the ultimate blend of vintage innovation, ‘Seraphim’ has not been randomly covered with gold, instead the yellow metal has been beautifully and strategically placed in various parts. Other notable features include …

Victoria Scott-Richards‘Seraphim’ Golden Motorcycle: The ultimate blend of vintage innovation

The bewitching ‘Solitaire Orbit Tourbillon’

Just when we thought Baselworld 2010 was over and we had seen all the high end masterpieces ever possible, Buben & Zorweg went ahead and unveiled the ‘Solitaire Orbit Tourbillon’ – and proved that it continues to boldly develop innovation and creativity into compelling concepts. Though it might seem like just a high security safe, there’s much more than meets …

Victoria Scott-RichardsThe bewitching ‘Solitaire Orbit Tourbillon’

Harlette-Eskae Jeweler create diamond studded platinum clasps

Harlette, an English Lingerie company established in 2005, has joined hands with Australia’s Eskae Jeweler and created some magnificent platinum lingerie suspender clasps, covered with diamonds.  The clasps made out of platinum come in the shape of hearts adorned with 135 pave-set diamonds. They will be sold with velvet suspender (garter) belts and cost approximately $15,000.  Also, interestingly, this creation …

Victoria Scott-RichardsHarlette-Eskae Jeweler create diamond studded platinum clasps

Five special-edition guitars by Gibson

Five special editions of Gibson Guitars including a Slash Appetite, Randy Scruggs Advanced Jumbo and the Sammy Hagar Red Rocker Les Paul will release this year. Gibson Guitars has always offered such unprecedented masterpieces, second to none. This time too, Gibson has lived up to their standards of electric innovation.

Victoria Scott-RichardsFive special-edition guitars by Gibson