Post to Remember
The Reason of the Colors of Ines Arenas Jewels
Thanks to a beautiful and meanful anecdote between Mose and her grandmother Ines Arenas, is the reason why the colors of the brand are yellow gold and dark brown.
“Everything started in Madrid (Spain) in winter time, when I was getting ready to go out and wanted to wear a yellow gold pullover, made of a beautiful little bulky fabric but not too much, which I didn’t know how to combine it or wear it with. So my grandmother, the special Ines Arenas, came to me and told me <Mose, what about if you put on these trousers that you have in the closet?> I remember putting on a pair of dark almost chocolate color trousers that I had and when I look at myself in the mirror, I
immediately fell in love with these color combination.”
Ines Arenas had a manner with her sweetness and joy, making everything so easy flowing, in a warm, welcoming, so chic and powerful feminine way, even the last time a had the greatness to spend with her!
This special moment that I treasure in my heart, was the one that inspires me to create the brand colors of Ines Arenas Jewels around. Timeless, tradition, inspiring and loving meaning!
In “Ines Arenas Jewels” our clear purpose in jewelry industry is to “DEFEND THE AUTHORITY OF THE DESIGNER”.
The jewelry designer is a dreamer that creates from a sketch a beautiful master piece, inspiring by an emotion, a symbol, an idea or a vision. It can also be encourage by the desires, needs of another dreamer or even by a trend. Sometimes the artisans just let the materials and gems dictate the direction of a design.
After the illustration from color painting, a basic sketch or CAD jewelry design, the next step is the construction of the jewel, where is almost impossible for artisans to anticipate all of the engineering issues encountered in jewelry fabrication and stone setting. Why? Design alterations continue as the masterpiece evolves at the hand of the craftsman, it sometimes even changes because of the shape of gems or stones.
What is more than clear is the process involved and the team work effort to reach a masterpiece; the beauty of it, is that all started by a dream, an inspiration, a drawing or a feeling.
“Andy Warhol” rewrites the course of history with one painting at a time, as he did with the portrait of the Venezuelan designer “Carolina Herrera” in 1979. The story started at a party in Study 54 (NY), a clutch made in gold filigree and a diamond brooch from “Van Cleef & Arpels”, and Andy Warhol saying to Carolina Herrera: “I will exchange you this master piece for one of my paintings”. The rest is history!
In 1995 the engineer “Luciano Mattioli”, purchased the company Antica Ditta Marchisio, the first trademark of Turin/Italy, and asked his daughter “Licia Mattioli” to assist him in its management and the creative side. It was a bold move as all that is done when you fall in love with jewelry and everything that this world can represent: tradition, passion, precision, novelty; and in this case, the special ingredient that “Mattioli” brings with its rebellious spirit and a mix of daring. Oscar Wilde once said: “The curves of your lips rewrite history”, as Mattioli is doing since 1995 and Andy Warhol did in 1979. The way this ring in 18 kt rose gold and black enamel will do forever!
“Anthony Roussel” is a jewelry designer born and educated in London, who found his passion in jewelry design when a violin maker introduces him to the world of wood and the different types that exist. His characteristic and particular inspiration comes from the geological rock formations, based on the repetitive linear patterns.
Roussel embraces technology with traditional materials and cutting-edge design; involving the form of 3D modeling software and digital production, with exquisite and progressive handcraft and good workmanship.
The sinuous and flowing lines as rivers of his designs remind us of labyrinths; evoking a fertile ground, a place between intelligence and resourcefulness that in some way involves refining fantasy.
Anthony Roussel work is a vision and an example of what it’s possible to accomplish in progressive jewelry design.
Romans believed that the moonstone was born from the solidified rays of the moon.
“Iris” is moonstone necklace from jewelry designer “Zoltan David” and “Brian Kruppenbacher”. This magnificent piece makes us feel that the sky has come near with its romantic blue patina bronze sequence in bezel setting of little cabochon moonstones with sparkling diamonds, taking our eyes to the alluring adularescence of a marquise moonstone cabochon that illuminates any beautiful woman neck like a gaze of the moon.
“Iris” was an American Gem Trade Association Award Winner in 2016 (Texas) and is in permanent display at “The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History”.
The reverse side of the pendant is engraved with: “By the light of a silvery moon, an ocean of life awaits your magical touch.”
The Hot Ballon
At “Ines Arenas Jewels” we believe that “Watches & Clocks” can’t be separated from the jewelry world, we must add them because they are an Art too. So from now on each month will dedicate a post to these wonderful pieces!
To start this beautiful collection of “Watches & Clocks” posts, we have chosen the latest creation “The Hot Balloon” of the legendary clockmaker “L’Epée 1839”. The magic in this clock isn’t just in its shape; it can be gently suspended from the ceiling and can float in a room as well.
This is the first clock that holds this kind of virtuosity in history. The clock was designed by Margo Clavier, a student at Swiss Design Academy l’École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). This piece of art standing has a 31cm (12.20 in.) of high; the clock is made of brass and stainless steel and topped by a large balloon. Open-worked into a spiral motif, the balloon lends the clock an airy feel. The Time is displayed on two stacked, rotating drums located at the base of the balloon, with a flame-shaped indicator pointing out the hours and minutes. The clock can be wound by two ways, either turning the entire gondola or by simply turning the notched ring that sits below its upper edge, which avoids having to lift the entire 3.9kg (8.59 lb.) clock. Each clock is accompanied by a suspension kit that includes a metal cable that can be attached to the hot air balloon to secure it to the ceiling.
Did you know
The first well-documented Diamond Engagement Ring was given by “Archduke Maximillian of Austria” to his beloved “Mary of Burgundy” in 1477 has a promise to marry her?
The ring was made of gold and carved diamonds, creating the shape of the initial letter “M” of the bride in Flanders (1477). This ring was done thanks to the advances of the time, allowing it to be one of the most spectacular jewelry made at that moment and well conserve today.
Nowadays the ring is exhibited in the “Kunsthistoriches Museum of Vienna”.