Cabochon, Art & Craftsmanship

Within the history of the lapidary arts, the so-called “cabochon” cut is considered one of the oldest techniques of cutting gems. If faceted cuts emerged between the 14th-15th centuries, the cabochon was known over 4000 years before. Its name comes from the French “caboche”, which means “head”, due to the specific shape it offers the …

Plume et Joaillerie, l’enchantement de la couleur

Jean-Bernard Forot (modérateur), Stéphanie Sivrière, Nelly Saunier et Jacques Cuisin L’émotion de la couleur réunit l’art de la plume et de la joaillerie. Jacques Cuisin, Nelly Saunier, Stéphanie Sivrière, Jean Bernard Forot explorent le registre de la couleur dans l’univers de l’ornithologie, dans l’art de la plume et son importance dans la création joaillière. Dans …

Meet the Engraver… Richard Lundin

Engraving, often underestimated in the artistic realm, proves to be a subtle combination of strength and finesse. Engravers transform raw surfaces into delicately sculpted works, preserving the very essence of the material. Every chisel stroke, every groove, is executed with extreme precision to breathe life into timeless pieces. It’s a journey between the tool and …

Meet the Stained-glass Artist… Béatrice Binétruy

The art of stained glass, emblematic of churches, takes on a new life in contemporary jewelry. Master artisans marry ancient techniques with the modern brilliance of gemstones, creating unique pieces of exceptional beauty. Inspired by stained glass, these dazzling creations skillfully combine colored glass with sparkling facets, forming vibrant mosaics that captivate the eye. Each …

Meet the Gold lace-maker… Sara Bran

Gold lace represents the harmonious union between the airy delicacy of lace and the precious splendor of gold. Initiated in the workshops of royal courts, this form of craftsmanship sees the expert hands of lacemakers transform golden threads into pieces of unparalleled elegance. Beyond adorning noble clothing, gold lace also enhances accessories and liturgical elements, …

Brillante #3

Podcast créé par Anne Desmarest de Jotemps Les femmes de la joaillerie sont passionnées et cultivées, intelligentes et créatives, bosseuses et imaginatives. Elles sont brillantes ! On imagine le monde des bijoux comme un secteur léger et opulent. La réalité est autre. C’est un monde qui exige l’excellence dans tous les domaines, un monde de …

Les Univers de GemGenève #8

Pour cette émission, je vous propose d’explorer une nouvelle nébuleuse, celle des perles ou plutôt la planète où l’on prend soin de ses perles. Alors j’ai avec moi Sabine Gyger l’enfileuse et peleuse de perles qui a inscrit son savoir faire si particulier à l’Unesco. Elle nous explique sa technique si particulière d’enfilage des perles qui n’utilise …

Les Univers de GemGenève #6

In the cosmos of the world jewelry, subjects are as numerous and diverse as the galaxies that gravitate together in the jewellery planetary system that GemGenève has built. GemGenève, which has become a cultural event, offers to theirs exhibitors and visitors a wide range of topics around jewelry and provide their knowledges and current issues. …

Meet the Lapidarists… Justin K. Prim & Victoria Raynaud

Through patient and precise craftsmanship, Justin K.Prim and Victoria Raynaud unveil the hidden beauty concealed within each stone. With careful strokes of the grinding wheel and delicate cuts, they reveal the intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and stunning translucency that lie within. This video reveals the lapidarist’s mastery over their tools and their ability to breathe …