My new 'wishlist' item is a piece, any piece, from Moritz Glik's latest jewelry collection, Kaleidoscope. A line of fine jewelry that takes ordinarily traditionally set gemstones and uses them in a very unconventional way. Earrings, necklaces, pendants and cuffs in which loose diamonds and gems of various colors and cuts tumble around in settings that are unlike most I have seen before.
above: Moritz Glik "Kaleidoscope" Textured Oxidized Silver, 18k Gold, and Diamond Cuff Bracelet $12,480
The Brazilian born shoe designer turned jeweler places loose gemstones of various cuts and shards of gold inside a two faceted white sapphire crystals, secures them with a bezel and then mounts the pieces as pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Some pieces are coupled with traditionally set stones in the bezel, others are flush mounted in simpler settings. Diamonds of all colors, polished and rough, colored sapphires, emeralds, rubies and even shards of 18k gold are used in the creations which are set in everything from platinum to pink gold to oxidized silver.
The only consistency within the pieces of the Kaleidoscope collection is the idea of the loose stones tumbling around within the encased crystal. Otherwise the collection varies in terms of cuts, colors and settings.
There's something to appeal to almost everyone's taste - Modern, Victorian, Art Deco, Edwardian, simple, ornate, monochromatic or colorful. What may not appeal to everyone is the price.
Pendants and Necklaces:
Glik's signature collection creates the illusion of diamonds and precious stones floating within their settings. Many of his pieces are fluid, assuming their shape only when worn. Each earring, necklace, bracelet and ring is meticulously handcrafted by Glik, and he often works with clients to create a unique design solely for them. His latest collection, “Kaleidoscope”, consists of floating diamonds enclosed within double white sapphires that are in fluid motion for which he won the Best Diamond Piece at the Couture Show in Las Vegas in 2011 and was also nominated in 2009 and 2010.
above: Moritz Glik
His jewelry is sold in New York City, and various other cities around the world. His designs have been featured in magazines such as W Magazine, British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Black Book, TimeOut NY, Gotham , Cigar Aficianado., Noise Magazine, Prestige and many others. Glik’s designs have been seen on celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Rhiana, Mila Kunis, Nicole Kidman, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Lopez, Bebel Gilberto, Penelope Cruz, Christina Applegate, Goldie Hawn, Shakira, and the Dixie Chicks. And recently a commissioned piece for Justin Bieber. store locations
phone: 212 679 0948
110 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212 226 4955
Fax: 212 226 4199
Buy Moritz Glik Jewelry Here
It's time for another round up of grotesquely gold items. It's been while since I blogged about the 22ct gold dog crate and the world's most expensive gold bicycle and I know you are aware of the glut of gold-plated laptops, game and mobile phones -- if you aren't, check my Diamond & Gold tech, mobile phone and gadget links here.
above: Beretta's limited edition gold plated sub machine gun
But the gilding doesn't stop there. From guns to guitars, kitchen appliances to baby carriages, here's a round up of more unusual real gold-plated (and in one case, solid gold) items by various individual or companies.
Gold-plated Beretta PM12 S limited edition Sub machine gun:
The million dollar GoldCaster Guitar, with diamonds:
Gold For The Kitchen:
Gold-Plated BBQ by BeefEater:
The Angel Gold-Plated Juicer from Easy Health:
24kt gold plated Jura-Capresso IMPRESSA F9 Limited Edition :
Gold For the Bathroom:
Gold plated tubs by Gold Noble of Korea:
Gold plated Regio Toilet by Inax:
Vitraform's gold sink:
22ct plated gold Trolley from Skypak:
Big Gold Cars:
Gold-plated Enzo Ferrari:
Gold-plated Audi R8:
Gold-plated Porsche 911:
Gold-plated Mercedes 63AMG:
Mini Gold Cars:
Miniature 18k Gold Lambo by Ultima:
Stuart Hughes' miniature Bugatti Veyron made of gold with diamond headlamp:
Miscellaneous Gold Items:
Gold Noble of Korea sells these 24k Gold-plated flash drives and pencils:
Limited edition 24k Gold Python Skin Fendi Handbag:
Minox LX Gold Limited Edition 8x11 mm Film Spy Camera (24k Gold Plated)
Minox MDC Gold Limited Edition 35mm film Camera (24k Gold Plated)
Minox DC1011 Carat 10.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (24k Gold Plated with 10 2mm Diamonds)
Gold-plated Silver Cross carriage by pram restorers Graham Richardson and Alison Murfet, who made this for Harrod's.
24kt plated Gold Dumbells. Made especially for Nancy Sinatra, they are available for purchase from 1st Dibs:
Darth Maul Limited edition Gold-plated light saber:
The 22ct gold plated dog crate and gold bicycle I mentioned earlier:
If you never saw it, check out my post on gold versions of many other items, too.