Blake Scott Jewels founder Michelle Siegel launched her stunning fine jewelry line after traveling to India and falling in love with the design motifs she encountered. Blake Scott represents the melding of Siegel’s personal modern style with her reverence for Indian styles and traditions. Rose-cut diamonds, glittering rubies, polished turquoise, and other precious gemstones are set in oxidized sterling silver or gold and evoke an extravagant sultriness worthy of the ancient Indian cultures that inspired them. Shimmering hematite on a macramé bracelet, brown diamonds on a twisted leather necklace, shoulder-grazing chandelier earrings dressed in rustic apatite: Each Blake Scott piece is as exotic as the materials used to create it.
East-meets-West jewelry is a no-fail way to add an exotic edge to your look—especially when traditional ethnic motifs are given a luxe, modern update, as they are with the stars of this multi-cultural show, including macramé bracelets with diamond-studded beads.
It was a trip to India and Asia that sparked Michelle Seigel’s reverence for East Indian jewelry design — and when she came home, she began creating baubles of her own, melding the materials of the Far East with her own modern aesthetic. The result is a uniquely extravagant collection: bright turquoise stones dangle on shoulder-grazing earrings, pave diamonds and sapphires line gold bangles, and diamonds shine bright in snake, crescent moon and evil eye pendants.
When it comes to edgy elegance—in gold, diamonds, and other precious materials—Blake Scott’s pieces are bewitching. The Diamond Flower Drop Earrings array rose-cut stones in a radial, floral pattern, and dangle just along the nape of the neck. For evening adornment, there is the noir-ish Spinel Cord bracelet, featuring pavé black diamonds and white-gold beading, bound with black silk macramé cord. Of course, the statement-making Amethyst discs in deep purple are simpler but no less striking.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all at the Met Ball, the 66th Cannes Film Festival brings another level of drama with its star-studded, red carpet events. Get inspired by the glamour of the French Riviera (and couture-loving stars like Diane Kruger, Carey Mulligan, and Nicole Kidman) with our elegantly themed array of show-stopping gowns — rendered in metallic silk jaquard, duchesse satin, and sculpted organza — and enchanting accents, from bronzed stiletto sandals to crystal minaudières and diamond teardrop earrings.