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I want it : the jewelry or watchmaking piece which made it to Like a b wish list.

Double ring with Australien and Etheopien opals by Morphée Joaillerie gold ring

Morphée Joaillerie opens it’s first Pop Up, shall we pop in ?

  We awaited it, Morphée Joaillerie did it : opening their first Pop Up store before Christmas from the 4th till the 20th of December at 10 rue Saint Roch in Paris.  An opportunity to discover, not only on the website or on Like a b, but in person these original and poetic designs. Allow yourself to feel enchanted by the latest fine jewelry collection « Aurora Borealis » and enjoy the playful new pieces from « Make a Wish ». In short, to sparkle inside and out (the store) ! Morphée Joaillerie, conceived with finess and poetry We have been following the works of Morphée Joaillerie since it’s beginings and we are fans of it’s poetic univers, full of refinement and creativity. The collections « Cherry Blossoms« or « Make a Wish » are emblematic of the délicate craftsmanship offered by this young brand. At the occasion of the opening of their first Pop Up store, a new high jewellery collection was presented, very fitting for this end of year season: « Aurora Borealis ». Inspired by the unique, rare and precious auroras of the Great North, Morphée Joaillerie has used a black Australien opal …

A day in Paris at the Ecole des Arts Joailliers

Who hasn’t ever dreamed of learning a bit more about jewellery and spending a day in the premises of the prestigious Place Vendôme? This “school of jewellery arts” is dedicated to the history of jewels and the world of gemstones. The Paris based Ecole des Arts Joailliers Van Cleef & Arpels makes our dreams come true, nevertheless confronting its students with the difficulties of jewellery artcraft. Created initially by Nicolas Bos, who wanted to highlight jewellery know-how and perhaps also encourage vocations, the school is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. It also organises visits of the Museum of Decorative Arts, a longtime partner, to illustrate the different courses. The school offers 20 different courses following three main axes: the history of jewellery, know-how and the world of gemstones. I was lucky to experience a day at the Ecole des Arts Joailliers, Van Cleef and Arpels. A great activity whether alone or as a couple, as a gift to your beloved one or to share with your bestie. Perfect idea for a fun and educational …

We fell for the jewels designed by colourist Isabelle Langlois…

Her grand father was a stone cutter, supplier of the entire Place Vendome, and her father, known as one of the greatest experts of coloured gems, is the founder of the French Association of Gemmology. It’s easy to believe that jewellery was almost a destiny for colourist Isabelle Langlois. Passionate from an early age, the talented designer had to work hard to gain recognition in this male-dominated world, until she eventually created her own jewellery line and became successful. Portrait of the bright woman we met in the boutique she decorated herself, located in Paris, 12 rue de la Paix. Isabelle Langlois, born amongst precious stones… Isabelle Langlois, you are the heiress of a family of stone cutters from the French Jura region, the passion for coloured gems is a family tradition: was your journey thus made easier? It wasn’t! After graduating from business school, I had set my sights on working for my aunt, Catherine Vassort, who was then head of Vassort high jewellery workshops. My aunt was a wonderful incarnation of the “Parisienne” : …

Anna Hu astonishes the Biennale with a Symphonie of Gems

The 2017 edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires has welcomed for the first time the Chinese fine jewellery designer Anna Hu. The artist is inhabited by a strong musical vibration, she dazzled the Biennale des Antiquaires with unique, bucolic and dreamlike creations inspired by the French and Chinese arts and culture. Indeed, after having embraced a career as a musician, she developed her affinity for creating jewelery to our greatest delight. Inspired also by her name which means butterfly in Chinese she delights us with her unique pieces adorned with sublime gems. We have had the pleasure of encountering her in Paris during the Biennale, a strong and colourful lady, she has first and foremost music in her blood. Anna Hu Intrinsically Musical Mrs Hu, could you tell us how did your love story with jewels and precious stones start ? I feel my entire life that it is like fate ! I was born in a gemmology second generation jewelers, my father’s expertise was about diamonds, rubis and sapphires and my mother’s was into pearls. So I …

All you need to know about diamonds!

« Help ! My man wants to buy me a diamond but I don’t know how to choose! » I have heard this too often!  Keep cool! It’s not so complicated: follow a few basic rules and trust your eye and your heart, they are your best allies! The basic “4 C” rule makes it easy: The diamond has four evaluation criteria called the 4 C: Carat, Clarity, Colour, Cut. Let me explain : Carat: The weight of a diamond is expressed in carat and a carat is equal to 0.20 gram. The carat is divided into 100 points. For example a diamond of 0.50 carat is equal to a diamond of 50 points. Carat is also the unit of weight measurement of precious stones and fine stones. You may be surprised by the price difference between a diamond of 0.99 carat and one of 1 carat or more, the same goes for a 2 carat diamond. I recommend you to choose a diamond a little below the desired caratage, nobody will know that your rock is …

Jewellery Wish list for 1 000 € and under.

The countdown has begun and we wish to help you find the ideal JEWEL for HER this Christmas, here goes our super Wish List. No idea? No panic! We’ve prepared a selection of jewellery pieces under 1 000 euros for HER, to shop asap and make your wish come true. An inspiring selection to honour our favourite designers. Adeline Cacheux and her perfect fit two-tone Pure Circles bracelet, the Rokia ring/pendant/design object and the scintillating Stardust pendant by Amélie Viaene, or the Poiray coeur entrelacé, a classic gift which will always delight. The new Coralie Marabelle necklace sold at Didier Guérin is one you cannot resist, so is Morphée Joaillerie‘s original Make a Wish midi ring, worn on the upper phalanx, sold at a special price for Like a b. The Pétula ring by Véronique Lelieur, in different tones of gold, delicately wraps around the finger, the Gamma ring by Charlotte Chesnais sold at  White Bird, the  bijou secret bracelets by Noémie Briand, the little angels by Isabelle Langlois, the flower inspired earrings and rings by Anaïs Rheiner, the Gringoire Joaillier pendants, …

12 best Valentine’s Day gifts

  Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and the editors at Like a b have selected 12 gift ideas to treat your Valentine, or to discreetly suggest a gift idea to Him… Jewellery gift ideas for Valentine’s Day are a must and obviously we weren’t going to let you go uninspired… To make a gift is good but it has to make sense and please your beloved one, you can hardly go wrong with a jewel. Why not offer Eros, a pure and simple heart in gold and diamonds from the brand Pièce Maîtresse. Or a 14-carat gold bracelet engraved with her name or a love message from the Atelier Paulin, a gift forever. Or one – or three – of the adorable Cherry Blossoms rings by designer Morphée Joaillerie, a fine choice for a delicate treat. Spread the word, tell her she’s an angel by offering one of the adorable little angels  created by Isabelle Langlois. Tell her your love is eternal with the jewels from the collection eternal ribbons by Maison Laudate. Tell her …

Green Couture Week

Green Couture Week: a high jewellery week charged in emeralds… This year once more, we were amazed by the High Jewellery presentation week which took place early July, because of the jewels presented and because of the places where the presentations were held. The Place Vendôme not only was covered with a field of wheat for the occasion, it was remarkably beautiful with a profusion of emeralds of all origins. A desire to return to the nature and beauty of the green source of life. Green fields, green jungle, the colour green as a symbol of renewal and protection, a majestic emerald green for Van Cleef & Arpels, a cheerful green for Piaget and its “Sunny Side of Life”, an elegant green at  Boucheron, 26, place Vendôme, wheat field green at Chanel‘s, a graphic green by Alexandre Reza, a floral green for Giampiero Bodino and Chaumet, an animal green for Suzanne Syz, Lydia Courteille and Bulgari, and a cactus green for Cartier… More green to be found at jewellery Maison De Grisogono with a stunning emerald jewellery set, and in particular this pair of titanium …

DUODECI crowdfunding on ULULE, participate!

DUODECI, the formidable concept which aims to highlight international artistic talent and French know-how for high jewellery creation, has launched a crowdfunding on ULULE.  The crowdfunding session on Ulule aims to publicise a new website that breaks the codes and gives you access to collector items. Do not hesitate PARTICIPATE! Only 10 days left! I was lucky enough to follow this adventure since its inception and I met one of the founders of the project to let you know a little more. Arnaud Pradat, hello, please tell us more about your background? I created my own company at the age of 21, « L’atelier de Paris » in the heart of Paris, then a boutique in Agen, my hometown. I was honoured with the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France for jewellery in 1994 (best jeweller). With 7 children, I decided to focus on my family life and I also decided to dedicate myself to transmission of knowledge as a priority. You are the creator of DUODECI, can you tell us about this project? I owe this …

A dream come true with Morphée Joaillerie…

Daydreaming, I sense winter changing to spring, I imagine the first rays of sunshine on my skin, the smell of blooming flowers and the cherry blossoms surrounding the city…  A simple dream, one I may access without closing my eyes, thanks to the magic and the poetry of Morphée Joaillerie ‘s designer. Morphée (in Engl. Morpheus), the God of sleep and dreams in the Greek mythology, has made my dream come true: To create a beautiful jewellery set made of rose gold, pink sapphires, pink opal and diamonds representing a flower as ephemeral as beautiful (because of its colour of course!): the cherry blossom. The “Cherry Blossoms” rings dresses up a hand as well as a haute couture outfit dresses a woman … Four rings, two ear cuffs and a pair of asymetical earrings. This high jewellery set is unique for its creativity, its softness and its beauty. I DO WANT IT! Behind this daydream hides the talented Pamela Hastry for whom nothing is impossible… The visionary artist decyphers our wildest dreams and designs poetic and feminine creations …