Ever since seeing Elsa Peretti’s Collection at  Tiffany & Co I’ve been wondering about the significance of jewelry as it pertains to my thesis topic. At first I was under the impression that jewelry had to be expensive and be made of rare metals or minerals, which is why after seeing Elsa Peretti’s Round Pendant (lacquer over wood) really threw me off. Then I’m reminded of thousands of hand made jewelry on sale on Etsy. Could the definition of jewelry simply be decorative objects for the body?

jew·el·ry [joo-uhl-ree]


1. articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment.
2. any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cufflinks, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like.

so there you have it… Perhaps something more traditional? Gold?


Or Lucite?

A blend of technology and jewelry: Nokia’s luxury brand, Vertu

Yes, this one features: White Cold, Full Pavé Diamond Bezel, Baguette Diamond Keys, Black Ceramic Black, Back Leather

The ceramic backing on this phone reminds me of a period after the summer of 2010, white ceramic watches or ones that look like it became high fashion because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted wearing a white Chanel J12 Watch.

And of course the other trend in watches into use “racing” materials like carbon fiber for the sporty look.

Case Material: Grade 2 natural titanium Strap/Bracelet Material: rubber with plate in titanium Dial: 2 superimposed dials, one black one carbon fiber with black hands and markers Crystal: Sapphire Bezel Material: Ceramic

Of course, all this means this watch should be very light.