The Fashionable Return of Fine Jewellery – BoF – The Business of Fashion

April 15, 2014

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LONDON, United Kingdom — For those with the money to spend, fashion and fine jewellery were once keen bedfellows. Wallis Simpson’s chic ensembles were offset by bespoke pieces from Cartier, light and elegant in design yet heavy with exceptional gemstones. In the 1930s, the socialite Daisy Fellowes — for whom Elsa Schiaparelli created her famous shocking pink gown — commissioned extraordinary modern works from Van Cleef & Arpels, including fringed diamond and emerald bracelets that could be joined together as a necklace. But over the years, fine jewellery lost its connection to the world of contemporary fashion. By the 1970s, suites … More

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