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Azalea Collection – Lost within a World of Butterflies and Petals. Behind the Inspiraiton.

June 5, 2014

Traipsing down a dream like path, this month we take a look at the whimsical inspiration behind our Azalea Collection. Reflecting the Azalea Orchid in its form, with patterns cut from butterfly wings, this ethereal collection is the work of a fairytale.

Follow our journey through the Azalea concept on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as we continue to share with you several designs from our Azalea Collection this month.

 

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Amethyst set in 18ct White Gold

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Blue Topaz set in 18ct White Gold

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Azalea Collection Earrings & Bangle
Green Topaz set in 18ct Yellow Gold

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Azalea Collection Earrings & Bangle
Citrine set in 18ct Yellow Gold

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Because they ‘Cannes’- Cannes Red Carpet 2014

May 20, 2014

There’s perhaps no event more glamorous than the annual Cannes Film Festival held on the Côte d’Azur in Cannes, France every May. This year’s red carpet has been full of starlets wearing gowns that display intricate white textures, deep wine shades and contrasting black & white lines. Blake Lively has definitely proven her extraordinary fashion sense in all three categories. Once again, as we like to do with red carpet events, we’ve paired these gorgeous gowns with some of our stunning Phioro jewellery to match. Have a look and shop away.

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Paz Vega (Elie Saab), Blake Lively (Chanel)
Laetitia Costa (Dior), Heike Makatsch (unknown)

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Aquaray Collection
Designed exclusively and available at Luisa Via Roma
Aquaray Diamond Ring and Detachable Bracelet set in 18ct White Gold

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Blake Lively (Gucci), Cheryl Cole (Zuhair Murad)
Julianne Moore (Louis Vuitton), Jane Fonda (Elie Saab)

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Ruby Earrings set in 18ct Yellow Gold

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Venus Collection
Ruby Ring set in 18ct Yellow Gold

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Kendall Jenner (Topshop), Zhang Ziyi (Stéphane Rolland)
Blake Lively (Gucci), Adele Exarchopoulos (Louis Vuitton)

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Charcoal and Diamond Earrings set in 18ct White Gold

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Diamond Ring set in 18ct White Gold

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Venus Collection – A Tale of Love, Power and Sensualism. Behind the Inspiration.

May 13, 2014

The Phioro connoisseur leads their life through hypnotic measures – carving a path of bold steps that trace their undeniable power, strength and passion wherever they roam. This month we are telling the tale of Venus, our irresistible collection of bright and vivid stones set within the grasp of ornate and sculptural forms.

Embracing negative space and hollowed accents is one of the signature aspects seen throughout all of Phioro’s Collections. The Venus collection infuses pavé stones amongst an intricate network of 18ct gold detail across empowering, fierce forms.

This collection was inspired by Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty – possessing power, sensualism and passionate love at the heart of its concept. The imposing claws intentionally grasp each stone with a tenacious ferocity as if drawing power from them. The smooth but piercing nature of these designs make a striking impact, catching the attention of all who see them.

Follow our journey through the Venus concept on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, as we continue to share with you several designs from our Venus Collection this month.

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Available in Lemon Quartz, Faux Ruby, Blue Topaz, Green Topaz, Amethyst, Citrine.
Set in 18ct Yellow and White Gold.

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Venus Pendant

Available in Lemon Quartz, Faux Ruby, Blue Topaz, Green Topaz, Amethyst, Citrine.
Set in 18ct Yellow and White Gold.

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Venus Ring

Available in Lemon Quartz, Faux Ruby, Blue Topaz, Green Topaz, Amethyst, Citrine.
Set in 18ct Yellow and White Gold.

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Having a Play with Haute Couture at The Met Gala with Phioro Jewels – Celebrating “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”

May 7, 2014

This year’s Costume Institute Gala theme “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” served to honour a relatively unknown designer in the epic world of haute couture – Charles James; known as America’s First Couturier known to be a master of cutting and creating highly structured aesthetic.

 

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 2.33.27 PMScreen Shot 2013-11-19 at 4.25.30 PM“In the Pantheon of legendary 20th-century couturiers—Lanvin, Chanel, Dior, and Balenciaga among them — James is among the missing who, these days, is better described as a forgotten genius. At the height of his career, James designed sumptuous, sculptural, otherworldly gowns for the glamorous likes of Austine Hearst (wife of William Randolph Hearst Jr., and one of his most devoted patrons), Babe Paley, Marlene Dietrich, Millicent Rogers, and Gypsy Rose Lee—women who could have had any dress by any designer but were willing to wait months, even years, for a dress made by James.” – Harper’s Bazaar.
Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 4.25.30 PMAccording to Harold Koda, The Costume Institute curator in charge, James “transformed fashion design” and his “many advancements included the spiral cut and the taxi dress (created in 1929 and so easy to wear it could be slipped on in the backseat of a taxi).”James also “championed strapless in the Thirties; invented the figure-eight skirt, the puffer jacket and the Pavlovian waistband that expands after a meal, and was an early proponent of licensing. Christian Dior is “said to have credited James with inspiring The New Look. Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 4.25.30 PMcharles.j.gownsScreen Shot 2013-11-19 at 4.25.30 PMNever a dull moment on the red carpet at The Met Ball, starlets made a return to Old Hollywood Glamour this year in celebration of Mr. James and his notorious underground impact on the world of early-day haute couture. We’ve picked a few of our favourite gowns worn by some of the world’s leading ladies and matched their gowns with some of our most striking Phioro jewels.
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Our Phi Diamond Pave Rosary Necklace set in 18ct Yellow Gold

would suit the simple white silhouette of the namesake gown worn by Victoria Beckham.

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Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 4.25.30 PMOur White and Charcoal Diamond Pave Double Aquaray Ring set in 18ct White Gold

would suit the delicate Givenchy Haute Couture ombre-coloured dress perfectly style on Naomi Watts.

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would add the extra touch of drama to Lupita Nyong’o’s edgy outfit by Prada.

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would compliment Blake Lively’s gorgeous Gucci gown.

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Wrapped in the Liana Collection. Behind the Inspiration.

April 14, 2014

Within any art form, an artist always desires to nourish inspiration and embrace a regenerating condition of creative stimulation. Each Phioro collection is rooted in a deep layered story imagined by Clare, that is visually retold through the creation of our intrepid pieces of hypnotic fine jewellery.

This month on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, we’ve been sharing with you several designs from our Liana Collection. As you continue to explore this collection, take a moment to read and learn more about the inspiration behind this intriguing, sculptural series.

Tucked away beyond the lush and hidden worlds that dwell within the Amazonian Rainforest, the Liana Collection is a reflection of the long, tough and draping Liana Vines that caress their way into the depths of wildlife found in this mystical place. Each unique piece from the Liana Collection wraps its creeping talons around the vivid stones within its possession. Roped chains were selected to emphasize a raw element to capture wild nature at its finest.

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One of a Kind Blue Topaz Liana Necklace

 

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Overlap Liana Ring

 

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Large Liana Pendants
Available in Citrine, Green Topaz, Blue Topaz & Amethyst

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Small Liana Pendants
Available in Citrine, Green Topaz, Blue Topaz & Amethyst

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Liana Rings
Available in Citrine, Green Topaz, Blue Topaz & Amethyst

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Phioro Goes Global – on Tour in Europe

April 8, 2014

Taking Europe by storm last month, Clare took a trip to share Phioro with key journalists, buyers and stylists in Italy and London. Read on to learn more about our tour…

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We began our week long visit to Europe with a stop in Milan, the pulsing heart of Italian fashion, meeting with editors from Luxos Magazine and Amusingold.com at the Bulgari Hotel.  They loved our collections and we look forward to seeing their take on Phioro’s story. Just before we left Milan, we stopped by the world renowned boutique – 10 Corso Como as well as admiring the incredible Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

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Looking fierce in her new Italian leather jacket, Clare awaits meetings with editors in Milan.
Wearing our Phioro Venus Citrine Pendant set in 18ct Yellow Gold.

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Next up on our whirlwind Phioro tour, we  hopped on a train in Milan and headed South to reach the romantic city of Florence. Clare had the opportunity to meet with the team of fine jewellery buyers from Luisa Via Roma. (We can’t wait to tell you what happened at the meeting. Our big announcement will be coming later this month).

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Looking sophisticated before our meeting with Luisa Via Roma.
Wearing the Phioro Aquaray Earcuff set in 18ct Yellow Gold, alongside
one of Clare’s favourite pieces- the Venus Citrine Pendant.

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After finishing our meeting with LVR, Clare spent the afternoon walking about Florence to visit some of the city’s most notorious sites; including a stop at the Duomo, Piazza Della Republica and passing by Ponte Vecchio.

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Looking for inspiration throughout our trip, we made time to visit Alessandro Dari’s mystical apothecary jewellery treasure trove to admire his unique fine jewellery and artistic piece. Creation upon incredible creation are stacked up in pyramids throughout the shop – stepping inside is like taking a trip into the artist’s wonderful mind – a weird and wonderful experiment.

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Last, but certainly not least, on Phioro’s European tour, we arrived in London – Clare’s second home – buzzing with life, culture, heritage and endless inspiration from artists, to architecture to jewellery. Meeting with buyers, key players in the fine jewellery industry, showrooms and editors, allowed us to make the most of our visit and we found the trip extremely productive. Of course we had to make a visit to Harrod’s along the way in between meetings with Gemfields, Indigofera, Touba and The House of Luxury.

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Dazzling in London for meetings with buyers and editors.
Clare wearing the Phioro Aquaray Necklace and Eternal Sunshine Ring,
both set in 18ct Yellow Gold.

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The trip proved to be a massive success, and we look forward to the many new projects and surprises that we have coming forth in the near future. Be sure to follow our blog as we unveil several exciting announcements over the next few months.

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Oscar Jewellery Glamour with a Twist

March 13, 2014

goddessLeave it to Kate Hudson, Camila Alves and Naomi Watts to grace the red carpet looking like poetic visions in their form-fitting and beautifully sculpted gowns. Kate and Camila took a minimalistic approach to their jewellery for the night. We love the geometric diamond collar worn by Naomi as we’re always a fan of creating Phioro jewellery incorporating the use of negative space and shaping metals into new forms and patterns to compliment our own stones of choice.

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stacklayerFalling on trend with the most recent of our favourite jewellery styling looks seen these days, Lupita Nyong’o and Emma Watson seem to be fans of the ‘stack and layer’ your cocktail rings as well. Both starlets were also seen wearing rather non-traditional earrings and ear cuffs to compliment their Oscar gowns this year. Have a look at some of our Phioro pieces that we think resemble similiar pieces worn by Lupita and Emma.

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Azalea Citrine Bangle

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Pave Diamond Phi Ring

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Double Diamond Aquaray Ring

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To find more of your own show-stopping jewellery, Show Now on www.phioro.com

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