Friday, January 22, 2010

Chinoiserie Jewelry


Ward Kelvin, an emerging jewelry designer in luxury jewelry, has launched his first collection entitled American Chinoise. The forty piece collection is his modern interpretation of 1930s Hollywood Regency with its bamboo and lattice filled interiors. The pieces are light and airy. He wishes the woman wearing it to feel "it was created by the chicest chinoiserie bird, as if it were creating a nest." He uses gold, platinum, diamonds, peridots, and Mali garnets. Mr. Kelvin previously designed for Tiffany & Co. and Ralph Lauren. His jewelry can be found at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan now and Neiman Marcus in San Francisco this spring. Pictured here are the Bamboo cuff ($20,450), Chinoise Bracelet, and Peacock Earrings. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.



24 comments:

Theresa Cheek said...

"bird, as if it were creating a nest"....FABULOUS!! I love the second bracelet. Thanks for sharing.

DoxaHome.com said...

Gorgeous, thanks for the introduction!

Aoife said...

Wow! They're so beautiful! Too bad they're quite expensive...

Kitty said...

I love cuffs. They make me feel like Wonder Woman!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Stunning!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

This is stunning jewelry! I would love to own a piece!

Color and Style said...

I love the cuff. Next time I'm in new york I will make sure to stop by at Bergdirf Goodman they have lots of beautiful jewelry to look at. Expensive but there's no charge for looking.
Firoozeh

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Doxa Home-Really beautiful.

Style Redux 2 said...

Aoife-Yes, they are, but I thought it was fascinating how he interpreted Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie in jewelry.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-I have a thing for cuffs as well.

Sanity Fair said...

The matching bracelet and earring set are by far some of the most exciting jewelry pieces I've seen in a while. Very different than "the look" right now, and absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

These pieces are AMAZINGLY beautiful! I love that cuff!

My Little said...

The bamboo cuff is a dream! Truly timeless...if only I had $20k to spare in my pocketbook it would be mine indeed...

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-It is wonderful.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-So would I.

Style Redux 2 said...

Firoozeh-I'd love to see these in person too.

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-Just my taste.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-These are quite elegant and unique.

Kathysue said...

The bracelet is beyond beautiful, So chic, Love It!!! Kathysue

Style Redux 2 said...

My Little-Me too!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-Very chic!

Belle on Heels said...

literally squealed out loud when i saw these!! loving the use of peridot.

Style Redux 2 said...

Belle on Heels-I love it all!