THE STONES

THE STONES


  • TYPES:                      AGATE, GEODE , UVAROVITE 

Geologists have long been challenged to explain how geodes, those mysterious spherical rocks, are formed. Geodes are a variable phenomenon, which means that they may be created in various different ways.

The term geode is derived from the Greek word Geoides which means “earthlike.”

A geode is a round rock which contains a hollow cavity lined with crystals.

Geodes are found throughout the world, but the most concentrated areas are located in the deserts.
Volcanic ash beds, or regions containing limestone, are common geode locations.

Geodes can help you see the whole picture and help with coming to a decision before things get out of hand.

Each geode holds special energy.
They are more about reminding one of a feeling than about healing other things.
Such as meditating, one can hold that knowledge and assist you in remembering to do it, or to exercise,
or getting the rest you need, or something as simple as remembering to smile!


RENÉE'S JOURNEY

RENÉE'S JOURNEY


  • PAINTER:                       STEVEN DE WILDE
  • BROOCHE DESIGN:    KAROLIN

It was a real pleasure to collaborate with designer/painter Steven De Wilde on this project.

Steven had in mind a series of paintings, all depicting a timelessly elegant and sophisticated woman, a type of ‘mecenas with a mission’. And one with a weakness for jewellery.

In one painting Renée ( for that was to become  her name) would wear a brooch Steven designed and which I would then create.

To this end  I decided to use 18 carat yellow gold, softly polished GVS diamonds, offset by the strength and beauty of agate geodes. When all was realised I was excited to see how in tune my jewellery was with the subtle sophistication exuded by the woman in the painting

Although  the brooch and the painting have since been sold, a few paintings do remain for sale.
20% of the proceeds would be donated to  promote a promising young fashion talent.

Info on the site  www.reneesjourney.com


MARBLE DISPLAY BLOCK

MARBLE DISPLAY BLOCK


  • DESIGNER:           TINE VLIEGEN
  • PRODUCTION:     VAN DEN WEGHE

There couldn’t be a better way to display my jewellery pieces than this sparely -beautiful marble counter.

Designed by the De Meester Vliegen architect firm, with whom my husband’s niece Tine Vliegen is an associate, it was finely crafted by the firm Van Den Weghe.

Taking 24 hours to complete, the piece was milled entirely out of one block of massive marble and divided into three areas, each with it’s own function.

My rings slip easily onto zone 1’s raised peak, earrings nestle snugly in the shallow bowl of zone 2 while there couldn’t be a better place to show off bracelets, watches etc. than on the small raised podium of zone 3.

Functional and yet a lovely object in it’s own right, this marble stand will show my jewellery off to perfection.