After a week of scrambling to get the right jewels to photograph for our October holiday issue, we are finished shooting, and the merchandise is en route back to its owners.
Considering the volume of product we pull (dozens and dozens of styles), there are always a few pieces or makers whose works we don’t use. Reasons being: lack of space and/or lack of appropriate setup. This week, for example, we had some beautiful classic and trendy gemstone pieces from Trésor Collection, including a sweetly styled morganite, tanzanite, and diamond collar necklace and several double finger rings with gemstones such as amethyst and blue topaz (see pictures below). Much as we all loved the looks—and we even put a few on the model at one point during photography—we didn’t end up using the necklace, and I don’t think those double rings will see print space since they were on the model for only a two shot or two.
Then there were the Estenza pieces—well-made contemporary classics with richly hued gemstones and diamonds in gold. The firm is newer, and the pieces were pretty and could have easily served as support to a higher-design focal-point piece, and they were definitely considered for us, but they ultimately didn’t make the cut.
Finally, there was a spectacular Silvia Furmanovich bracelet that I was thrilled to have for the shoot! Our stylist Brooke requested that piece, and it’s a good one: a Deco-like bracelet in gold with a big moonstone cabochon behind a starburst effect dusted in diamonds and finished with a massive white South Sea pearl. Perfection! Still, not used. Why? All the setups of clothes, accessories, and props just didn’t present the perfect conditions to best highlight the piece.
Moving forward, all will be considered for use in future shoots as well as on other pages in print. Of course, this blog aims to highlight special pieces nearly every day of the week, so the JCK team is thrilled to share these jewels with you here, even if they don’t make the print issue.
Double-finger ring in 18k gold with amethyst and blue topaz, $1,125; Trésor Collection
Earrings in 18k gold with citrine and diamonds, $2,700; Estenza
Necklace in 18k rose and white gold with morganite, tanzanite, and diamonds, $48,500; Trésor Collection
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