This Page

has moved to a new address:

http://www.thisisglamorous.com

Sorry for the inconvenience…

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service

6.4.11

{favourite five: camille eddera}

favourite-five-hed
camille

There are very few things in a woman’s wardrobe that withstand the test of time, trends and life’s changes. It is for this very reason that Los Angeles-based French designer, Camille Eddera, set out to create elegantly refined, timeless pieces that become treasured family heirlooms. "Eddera", which means “ivy” in Corsican, is the inspiration behind many of Camille’s pieces.

Camille, a former model, attended both the French National Institute of Gemology and the esteemed Ecole Du Louvre in Paris, where she was selected as one of fifteen students to have the unique privilege to study under Adalbert Smoliar, the head jeweler for Van Cleef & Arpels. To this day, Camille recalls Smoliar's sage advice and still does everything the way she learned in Paris, before graduating as a bijoutier-joaillier and gemologist. While in Paris, Camille also worked for two of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry: Boucheron and Chopard.

camille-work

Each beautifully handmade piece Camille creates integrates classic details found in Parisian flea markets with elements of graceful modernity, incorporating the most stunning arrays of 18k gold vermeil, white topaz, aquamarine, tourmaline, green onyx, sparkling topaz and turquoise. Camille's pieces are adored by a loyal following, including stylist Rachel Zoe, Marion Cotillard, Victoria Beckham, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Camille officially launched her own line of jewelry, Eddera, in January of 2008, and the rest is history . . .

camille-green

This week, she sits down with us to share the:

......................................................................................................

{top five most fascinating things about the jewelry-making process}

1. There are only 9 ways to set a stone. Eight of these were created during ancient Egypt! Egyptians were way ahead of their time...

2. Diamonds aren't actually that rare, and shouldn't be that expensive. The company De Beers owns basically 99% of the diamond mines and they only release a certain amount of stones each year to keep the prices high. We could all be covered with diamonds if it weren't for these people.

3. Rubies and Sapphires are kind of like non-identical twins. They're both Corundum. The red in the ruby is caused by the presence of more chromium. Most sapphires are heated up in order to have a more beautiful color. Oh, and when they tell you "This is a pink Sapphire", it's basically a marketing term. You think that a Sapphire is blue so you get the impression that you are looking at something rare. If you were looking at a pink Ruby, you would think "hey, that's not a very good Ruby since it's not red but pink." I know, it's sad, but it's the truth! It broke my heart when I found out, and I have a gemologist degree.

4. The only new way to set a stone was created by Van Cleef & Arpels, sometime around 1930 and is called "the mystery setting". The stone paving procedure uses no visible claw; basically, you don't see any metal in between the stones, it's invisible! I've been (unsuccessfully) trying to create a new kind of stone setting for the last 15 years. If anyone has any idea, call me!

5. You can see how good a jeweler is when you look at the back of the piece of jewelry. A true master will make the invisible as beautiful as the rest!

......................................................................................................

{p.s.} previous favourite fives:
* designer: rachel ashwell
* actress & fashion muse: chloë sevigny
* floral stylist: denise porcaro
* entrepreneurs: rent the runway

~ laily

16 | notes :

The Pocket Stylist [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love this! Her jewelry is perfection and that headband needs tobe on my headlight now!

Aryn [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, beautiful pieces and those the 5 things were indeed fascinating! Only 9 ways? That's insane!

la la Lovely [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Those headbands are seriously beyond gorgeous!
xo

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, this jewelry is like the epitome of royalty itself...gorgeous. How fascinating that eight ways to set a stone were created during ancient Egypt! I personally am beyond impressed that her pieces are handmade, as my husband and I make our own clothing with very little use of machine. I have so much respect for those who are passionate about this level of quality and their beautiful craft.

Thank you for sharing Camille Eddera with us, Laily & Roséline!
xo
Rachel

Tamara Nicole [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oooh those are fun, love hair accessories!

Happy wed hun!

ElodieVeryPetit [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

these are pretty cool !

Cecilia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey! your blog is very elegant!! I love it! i'll keep on visiting you.

Kiss from Buenos Aires.

christine {bijouandboheme} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This was truly fascinating- read every word. Her jewelry is stunning- so delicate and pretty.

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Very beautiful!!!


xoxo,
Ivânia Diamond*

Portuguese fashion blogger

meenal @ maison marigold [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

beautiful post...gorgeous jewellery and its equally goregous creator...loved what she had to share! have a great day! xx meenal

Heather Pranitis [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I the headband in teh first picture. I'm not sure I could pull off the look. And the process is very interesting. I had no idea there was only 9 ways to set a stone.

The Growing List of Desire [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

These are really nice, they remind me of this gold strand/piece of string worn as a head adornment that is hundreds of years old but no-one knows the history of it, - I wish I could remember what it was called!

Helen [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful jewelry. She also looks amazing. Intersting post.
Have a lovely weekend.

Alice Olive [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing. These designs are so delicate.

travelkate [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Exquisite jewelry! And those tidbits were truly fascinating!

Katrina [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Her jewellery is just stunning! And I can happily say that all five facts were completely new to me (I LOVE it when that happens!) - thank you for sharing :)

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping in to say hello -- it's lovely to hear from you!

j u s t a f e w t h i n g s
Please note that due to the inordinate amount of spam, comments with links to other sites may not be published; all self-promotion & promotions of give-aways on other sites will not be published; additionally, please include your blog address in the box provided, and not in the body of your comment.

Thank you xo