Live From Brazil: Day One, Feninjer Winter Fair 2010



 

Any day is a good day to be a jewelry editor, but it’s a
particularly fine day when you get to look at jewelry at the Feninjer Fair in
Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Luis Frois and Clarissa Maciel, IBGM

Luis Frois and Clarissa Maciel, IBGM

That’s where I am for the next few days, and I’ll be busily
posting images and interviews to JCK’s web site and Style 360 blog, as well as
conducting video interviews with some of the designers. (The videos will take a
week or so to upload due to editing.)

Ana Marcia and Marcelo Albuquerque, Goldesign

Ana Marcia and Marcelo Albuquerque, Goldesign

Since I just landed this morning, I didn’t yet spend a great
deal of time at the show, but here are a few of the highlights I’m
expecting to see through August 3:

  • Gorgeous colored stone and yellow gold jewelry.
    This is what Brazil is all about, so expect to see plenty here over the next
    week.
  • Inspiration. From loose stones to nature themes,
    there’s no shortage of means to inspire show attendees and other exhibitors.
  • Great prices, 18k gold designs, friendly people,
    and fabulous food—Pao de Queijo—and
    drink (Caipirinha, anyone?). I’m
    still surprised that more Americans don’t frequent this show. Brazilian style
    is bold and colorful, and an increase in the use of diamonds makes it that much
    more palatable to the traditional American aesthetic.

Stay tuned for
more. Boa Noite!

new jewelry from Goldesign  new jewelry from Goldesign

new jewelry from Goldesign  new jewelry from Goldesign

new jewelry from Goldesign

All jewels are new from Goldesign Jewelry, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, crafted in 18k gold and precious stones, and start at $5,000 retail.

IBGM's jewelry lover in training

Precious little Louisa may be the Brazil’s youngest jewelry fan at 10 months old. The clothes say color, but the necklace is all about the pearls.

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