Louis Vuitton Empreinte

An intemporal Louis Vuitton jewellery collection, Empreinte is enriched by new creations which evoke inner adventure and personal discovery.
Designed in 2004, the Empreinte collection is distinctive for its immediately recognisable designs which draw their essence from the Maison’s emblematic codes.

This year, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Artistic Director of Jewellery and Watches for Louis Vuitton, opens a new chapter by turning her eye to unprecedentedly bold creations with contemporary designs.

The impression of trunk studs is etched into these 18-karat yellow, white or pink gold pieces, for women as well as men. The powerful LV initials, designed by Georges Vuitton in 1896, and openworked Monogram Flowers are also to be found.

Interlaced rings and bracelets are an allegory for the relationship between loved ones, and resemble the leather straps that fasten the Maison’s legendary luggage.

The emblematic four-petalled flower exerts its universal attraction on medallions that appear as modern talismans, and on the cords of bracelets that lightly follow each movement.

Versatility is expressed in a long necklace that easily transforms into a multi-strand bracelet or a stacked necklace.

Shapely hoop earrings and a diamond-studded pink gold ear cuff develop geometrical strength, and may be worn individually or mixed-and-matched for a resolutely unique style. With Empreinte, Louis Vuitton asserts a jewelry collection full of character, writing an ode to travel in clear lines and bright strokes.

Personally speaking I love this collection because not so many people are carrying it as the Cartier Love collection for example. Empreinte is special and beautiful, definitely on my shopping list.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
Still life pictures: Maxime Poiblanc – Campaign pictures: Annemarieke Von Drimmelen
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The Most Important F/W 2022 Jewelry Trends

After my trend reports about the most important, shoes, bags and accessories for F/W 2022, I want you to go ahead and take a peek at all the biggest jewelry trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in a few months. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Y2k-esque body chains that popped up last season are still reigning supreme.

Stack it! The more the merrier. Let your arm candy do the talking!

But pearls are for tears, the old legend says. Hopefully this is not true as this winter, there will be lots of drama otherwise.

Stones and seashells are not only for summer, those natural elements are taking over in a big way in winter.

E-girl chokers add to the season’s list of new must-haves accessories.

Get ready to see over-the-top florals paired with classic jewelry pieces—including chokers, bracelets, rings and so much more.

The beloved classic is updated with new textures and colors for fall.

F/W 2022 is filled with many statement-making sparkles. Nothing for the shy…

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

CHANEL Fine Jewelry N°5 Collection

Creations inspired by the number 5, Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite number. Like a precious lucky charm, each piece features diamonds set in white gold or beige gold.

5 like the 5th sign of the zodiac, Mademoiselle’s astrological symbol. 5 like her favorite day to present her couture collections. 5 like the number of the eternal fragrance.

ETERNAL N°5 necklace
In 18-carats BEIGE GOLD and diamonds.

ETERNAL N°5 transformable earrings
In 18-carats BEIGE GOLD and diamonds.The earring length of one earring is adjustable: with the long version worn attached behind the lobe or as a simple ear-stud.

ETERNAL N°5 single earring
In 18-carats BEIGE GOLD and diamonds.ETERNAL N°5 single earring
In 18-carats white gold and diamonds.

I love CHANEL fine jewelry and I think this new collection is fabulous.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL #N5Collection #CHANELFineJewelry
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Louis Vuitton High Jewelry Collection Spirit

The very essence of Louis Vuitton’s spirit is captured in the boldness, novelty and singular intensity of the fourth High Jewelry collection designed by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the Maison’s Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery.

Spanning 125 spectacular pieces, Louis Vuitton Spirit is an initiatory jewellery odyssey, infused with the power of mythological creatures that the contemporary Louis Vuitton woman will recognize herself in. True to the Maison’s pioneering spirit, capacity for innovation and constant desire to explore new territories, the Louis Vuitton Spirit collection brings together concepts held dear by the Maison. Not only liberty, strength, and the notion of infinity, but also the ideas of destiny and of soaring to new heights.

Francesca Amfitheatrof has taken the mythology around fantastical creatures and transposed it to the 21st century, creating allegorical High Jewellery pieces infused with her highly contemporary vision of the symbols showcased in the collection.

«Like a phoenix rising from the ashes to take flight, or a dragon breathing protective fire, the Louis Vuitton woman exudes amazing strength, energy and optimism. It is that very femininity – so emancipating and emblematic of the Maison – that I wanted to embody in Spirit. To express all the vitality that drives this adventure in jewelry, triangle shapes and Vuitton Vs are omnipresent, forging a new, modern and high-impact visual language. I used this shape in many pieces, playing with triangles of different sizes,» says Francesca Amfitheatrof. «It reads as the Vuitton V and resembles an arrow, which was the earliest graphic symbol ever created by humans – pointing the direction, it constantly urges us forward

This provides Spirit with a graphic purity whose aesthetic force runs through every design, linking them like a precious, live energy.

Louis Vuitton combines its unique designs with extraordinary gems. It took three years to source and bring together a magnificent tsavorite weighing over 65 carats with such a selection of perfectly matched sapphires from Sri Lanka, emeralds from Colombia, rubies from Mozambique, and diamonds of flawless purity.

This astonishing collection is set in five universes, each reflective of the Maison’s values: Liberty, Grace, Fantasy, Radiance and Destiny. Louis Vuitton Spirit comprises more pieces than any High Jewellery collection in the history of Louis Vuitton, making it the Maison’s largest ever. It required over 40,000 hours of work in the Parisian ateliers, which yet again outdid themselves in their levels of mastery and technical prowess.

The freedom to explore, to discover new worlds, to express one’s innermost nature: with this constellation of 22 pieces, Louis Vuitton’s creative boldness breaks free of High Jewellery’s conventional design codes. The incredibly regal star piece is an armor-like necklace with a secret message hidden within it. Louis Vuitton created a fresh interpretation of its Damier pattern in a mosaic composition of square and triangle custom-cut diamonds, then superimposed the hinge motifs from its iconic trunks. This fully articulated matrix of rippling geometries is brought to vivid life by an outstanding selection of emeralds from Colombia – the largest of which weighs 8.90 carats – and a 2.60-carat D VVS1 diamond in the Maison’s signature Monogram Flower cut.

The crowning jewel in this necklace is an extremely rare sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing 18.08 carats and of an unparalleled royal blue. Complementing the Liberty necklace is a ring fashioned from triangle-cut diamonds around a 10.41-carat sapphire. Two additional sets of jewellery in diamond, emerald and sapphire – designed with a more minimalist aesthetic – complete the Liberty theme.

Two phoenix wings unfold around the neck as a metaphor for the Louis Vuitton woman’s capacity for renewal, soaring off to discover new lands
and reach new heights. This perfect balance between strength and grace gives rise to a stunning winged necklace. An ode to the virtuosity of the Maison’s High Jewelry ateliers, the design is formed of a double V – one V made of custom-cut baguette diamonds, the other a twisted metal torque of round diamonds that curves around the top of the neck, thanks to the consummate artistry of an articulated setting in white gold.

The curvilinear Grace necklace culminates in a breathtaking 65.26-carat tsavorite from East Africa. Forming a detachable pendant to the necklace, this perfectly crystallised gemstone radiates such a pure shade of green that it seems almost unreal. As companions to this masterpiece, which took jewelers more than 2,000 hours to craft, Louis Vuitton also created two other jewelry sets, monochromatic diamond compositions whose graceful outlines make up chokers, rings, earrings and bracelets.

In perpetual movement, the wanderlust so prized by Louis Vuitton is made manifest here in a virtuoso interlacing of yellow gold chevron motifs with diamond paved triangles and Vs in white gold. This two-tone contrast of textures plays out on a two-row necklace whose hypnotic design seems to course across the skin in a dazzling, unstoppable stream. The flawless geometry of its chevrons amplifies the Vuitton V and acts as a callback to the arrowheads that Louis Vuitton showcases in its High Jewellery collections.

Spotlighting a 2.56-carat Monogram Flower-cut diamond, this necklace can be worn in three different ways. It is paired with a spellbinding ring, whose body of gold chevrons rises to a crowning 8.73-carat round D FL diamond that seems to be gazing at the woman wearing it… The same design principle is carried over to the sautoir necklace, earrings, rings, and cuff bracelets that complete the Fantasy family.

This opulent necklace is intended to act as protection for a woman as she makes her way through life, like a second skin of gold and platinum that simultaneously speaks of the untamed, mysterious nature dormant inside each of us, and the fire and ardor that erupts from within. Every scale that makes up this piece is individually mounted, so that its masterfully concave checkerboard pattern sits perfectly on the skin.
A pyramid construction brings out the radiant gleam of each mirror-polished yellow gold section, while their collective brilliance is heightened with diamond tips. In the center of the necklace is a 10.99-carat mandarin garnet whose bright orange fire sets it ablaze.


Radiance’s raw power also infuses the matching cuff, pendant and sets of earrings. This striking family of jewellery is completed by two rings, each adorned with a mandarin garnet (weighing 14.73 carats and 18.72 carats respectively).

This strikingly architectural jewellery set magnifies the power of Louis Vuitton’s legacy, revealing the fullness of its spirit through a repeating pattern of triangular shapes and the ever-present letter V. Destiny’s ultra-graphic necklace construction plays on solids and voids, teaming diamond-encrusted triangles with Monogram Flower-cut diamonds, while the whole piece is brought to life by a number of fiery rubies from Mozambique. Preeminent among these is a ruby weighing over 10 carats and displaying an emerald cut, which is extremely rare for this stone. Its characteristic red is totally pure, both bright and intense at once. As it is detachable, this ruby can also be worn on the specially designed accompanying solitaire ring, which comes with a detachable diamond that also hangs from the necklace.

Alongside this outstanding central piece, Louis Vuitton has crafted other jewels in the realm of Destiny – an additional three-row diamond and ruby necklace, a variety of earrings, rings and bracelets, as well as a brooch. The constellation also includes a matching set of jewellery in monochrome diamonds, where triangular shapes give rise to pieces of consummate elegance such as a solitaire ring set with a 10.88-carat emerald-cut D FL diamond.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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Fun Statement Earrings

Nobody does fun statement earrings like Oscar de la Renta. The American designer has long championed the category with colorful, textured pieces. Always lightweight and easy to wear, you can build your forever wardrobe with this must-have fashion jewelry. Below you can find some of my favorites available this summer. To shop, click on the highlighted text please.

LoL, Sandra

Flower drop earrings
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Pitanga gold-tone resin earrings
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Woven flower-pendant earrings

Impatiens gold-tone, bead and crystal clip earrings (marked down 30%)
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Ombre-print floral earrings

Tassel drop earrings

Gold-tone crystal clip earrings

Crystal-embellished earrings

Beaded tassel earrings

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Gal Gadot Stars in Tiffany & Co. Campaign

Tiffany & Co. presents its latest high jewelry campaign starring actress
Gal Gadot, who stuns in sparkling new designs from BOTANICA: Blue Book 2022, the pinnacle of the House’s jewelry portfolio. Shot in a pared-down environment, the photography features Gadot in key pieces from the spring Blue Book collection, including a dandelion-inspired diamond necklace
that can transform into five unique designs, as well as an orchid brooch, also transformable, and a
diamond and sapphire necklace that evokes thistles.

«I am incredibly honored to be a part of the new Blue Book high jewelry campaign and feel very fortunate to be able to represent the brand’s most esteemed jewelry collection during this exciting and transformative time,» said Gal Gadot.

Designs from Tiffany & Co.’s BOTANICA collection, Blue Book 2022, celebrating the timeless beauty of flora with these high jewelry pieces.

Gadot’s campaign represents the House’s first advertising venture with the actress. In addition to the new Blue Book designs, Gadot also wears several of Jean Schlumberger’s masterworks featured in BOTANICA, including his iconic Bird on a Rock brooch and the Fleurage bracelet. An exquisite creation that Tiffany & Co. artisans brought to life for the first time, the Fleurage bracelet is based on a sketch for a design that Jean Schlumberger once considered for the legendary Tiffany Diamond.

«Gal Gadot is more than a House ambassador. She epitomizes the effortless glamour, sheer sophistication and sense of modernity that Blue Book represents,» said Alexandre Arnault, Executive Vice President, Product and Communication, Tiffany & Co. «We are thrilled that she is the face of the new BOTANICA campaign

The campaign launches on Friday, April 22 on Tiffany.com, @tiffanyandco social channels, as well as in print and digital media globally.

If you are interested in reading an interview I did with Gal Gadot, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Tiffany & Co.
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Louis Vuitton Idylle Blossom

Unveiled in 2012, the Idylle Blossom jewellery collection celebrates the Monogram Flower, Louis Vuitton’s iconic signature since 1896.
From voluptuous and full curves to the more tapered and slender, the flowers are true embodiments of the Maison’s heritage and savoir-faire, as delicate blossoms meet brilliant stars.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this emblematic collection, both original designs and new interpretations are adorned with diamonds, yielding a contemporary yet refined elegance.
New everyday essentials join the collection, from pavé pendants, earrings, and rings to those set with diamonds. Worn together, stacked, layered or alone, the pieces can be styled to suit any mood or occasion, celebrating the beauty of the imagination. Each of the Monogram Flowers complements a shade of gold – rose, yellow or white – accentuating brilliant-cut diamonds, and rendering these creations undeniably feminine and sensual.

Stylistically, repetition and layering best highlight the collection’s designs. One or more necklaces draped from the neck enhance the skin with a dazzling radiance.


A pair of hoop earrings, adorned with Monogram Flowers, frame the face. An ear cuff worn on the left ear contrasts with multiple stud earrings worn on the right. Additionally, a reversible stud earring displays the Maison’s motifs with Louis Vuitton’s initials on one side and the Monogram Flower on the other.

Another stud earring enlivened with a white gold chain offers a contemporary yet playful look. Multiple styles hide within one design, allowing the wearer to change their look without changing jewellery. The collection’s signature piece, the Idylle Blossom ring, takes on a refined aesthetic this season. Whether layered for a striking effect or worn alone, each diamond-set motif ring shines on one or more of the fingers.

A harmonious blend of shades and shapes, the new Idylle Blossom creations invite the wearer to discover their own style, revealing the heroine within; contemporary, dazzling and free.

Worldwide launch on April 15th.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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Logo Necklaces

Requiring meticulous work and delicate craftsmanship, those logo necklaces and pendants enhance the neckline and show your love for the respective designer. They complete your outfit on a refined final note.

LoL, Sandra

Logo necklace with pearl by Miu Miu

Embellished-logo necklace by Lanvin

Color Signs cord and gold-tone necklaceicon by Valentino

Typo Valentine logo necklace by Balenciaga

Triangle logo necklace by Prada

Gold-tone crystal necklace by Gucci

Logo-plaque necklace by Versace

Long logo necklace by Louis Vuitton

Logo lettering necklace by Moschino

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Louis Vuitton – LV Volt Upside Down

A new chapter opens in the iconic LV Volt collection designed by Francesca Amfitheatrof, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director for Jewellery and Watches.

The L and V initials instil a vibrant energy into the very heart of the latest creations, reinvigorating the Maison’s beloved aesthetic. A highlight of the new collection, the LV Volt Upside Down Play bracelet blends the beauty of contemporary design with the impact of a joyful, rhythmic pattern. The bracelet’s interchangeable cord celebrates renewed connections with two graphic clasps.

Available in store starting now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

Give Wonder, Give CHANEL

I think all I want for Christmas is CHANEL when I saw the Maison’s latest watches & fine jewelry creations.

Actress and House ambassador Alma Jodorowsky, actor Djebril Zonga, Giedre Dukauskaite, Amar Akway, Mika Schneider and musician Sébastien Telllier wear an exceptional select of Coco Crush, Camélia, Sous le Signe du Lion, J12, Première and Boy-Friend pieces, where beige gold, yellow hold or white gold and diamonds meet.

Give wonder, give CHANEL. Gentlemen, no more excuses. The choice is yours now. You cannot go wrong, promised!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
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