Marlène Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe, Princess Grace Kelly, Eva Gardner, Betty Davis all turned into diamonds by artist Vik Muniz.
Vik Muniz is a Brazilian avant garde spirit, artist, photographer, sculptor based in New York.
One of his famous works is the Diamond Divas series.
He used more then 3,000 loose diamonds, an estimate of 550 carats.
‘I love the way the diamonds play with the light’ was his first insight. A thing we know too well.
Buyers were interested while the pieces were still in the making,
‘because they are fascinated by diamonds.’
Vik Muniz’s ‘Monica Vitti’, 2004 (pictured above), will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on the 7th of March 2014 in New York. Lot 221, estimated price 60,000USD – 80,000USD.
And just before last night’s stunning Super Bowl performance, queen Beyonce released what is yet to be her most lyric-powerful and fashion statement video ever, ‘Formation’. Directed by the singer’s close friend, Greek origins director Melina Matsoukas, in one of ‘Formation’ central scenes, Beyonce rocks our beloved Yeprem hand-pieces! They are styled with a stunning Fendi white fur and dazzle just like they are supposed to!
Danelian Diamond Club is the official exclusive distributor of Yeprem jewelry.
“Dreamlover” teenage icon Mariah Carey, got engaged to her darling Australian lover, businessman James Packer. And the rock is pretty big and stunning! The 10million Emerald cut was given to lady M beginning of January after dating her for less then a year. The 35 carat gem is ‘so heavy it’s diffucult to lift my arm!’ says the happy star singer, now ready for her second marriage.
The setting took place in the terrace of Hilton Athens.
We spent a day with model, mommy & entrepreneur Vicky Kaya, shooting a celebrational TV show for ANT1 dedicated to the 40 years of beauty pageants in Greece.
The combination of stunning MI-RO gowns and high-heels collection that made a lovely match with some of our Danelian Diamond Club unique pieces…
…and the perfect model, was all it took….
…for the dazzling outcome.
Always an amazing pleasure working with Vicky Kaya.
What a glorious collection is being exhibited at London’s Victoria an Albert Museum.
It is the dazzling Indian Al Thani jewellry collection.
The collection includes unique precious stones, diamond pieces and jades made for Mughal emperors.
A shiny and feathery turban Maharaja ornament.
A 15 carat stunning neck piece, with brilliant cut diamonds and a single emerald dates back to the 1850.
Male royals often wore bejeweld head pieces. This sarpesh turban dates back to the 18oo and is made of gold and diamonds.
Her name is Crisanti Kouroupi but you might know her as fashion blogger “Here C Comes”.
She’s got style and certainly knows how to trot the most specia style-pieces.
Here, our Yeprem trademark hand piece and the Danelian Rock deco collection!
What an inspiration! This year’s Golden Globes, a part from marking some cinematic history, really made a impression on the red carpet. We noticed how many Hollywood stars chose to wear a statement necklace as their key style outfit element. We couldn’t agree more… So we chose our three favourites…
Olivia Wilde made a bold appearance matching all things burgundy, even the make-up.
We like the Micheal Kors gown and match it with our blue Sapphire neck piece!
J-Lo forerver. That face has a natural talent in looking glam.
That is why a total yellow Giambattista Valli outfit cannot be worn by all.
What better choice then a strong statement tie-like diamond piece,
to inspire even more confidence… We style it up with our unique Danelian neck piece.
This year’s winner, the freshest, funniest, girl next door of Hollywood, Jennifer Laurence.
She wins best actress for her movie “JOY”.
Two things, a girl can never go wrong with a shocking red Dior couture and a total white diamond sculpture!
Our Danelian Diamond Club choice would have definetely been this unique piece.
9th of January and it’s the Dutchess of Cambridge birthday!
One of the most stylish royal presence of our time, Kate Middleton,
wife of Prince William and mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, turns 33 today.
When William proposed to Kate, he gave her the same ring that his parents,
Princess Diana and Prince Charles had chosen for their engagement.
14 solitaire diamonds surrounding an oval sapphire set in 18K white gold.
Danelian Diamond Club, 18K white gold with white brilliand diamonds and a dreamy Sapphire.
Such an honor to have been a part of THE BIG POP UP event this Christmas, at the Gstaad Palace! Being among all the Greek talented designers, curated by Douglas Little window curator at Bergdorf Goodman and organized by the Laskaris Foundation. The elite in Greek fashion and design participated in this splendid setting. Of course our SOUVENIR and ROCK DECO collection had to travel to the snowy dreamy mountains of Gstaad.
We are so happy to have been a part of this event!
The Danelian Rock Deco collection in a fine dinning setting…
The marvelous work of Douglas Little, made it all look like a dazzling surreal exclusive dinner!
Even the Souvenir Collection depicting Greek Summer made it’s debut in snowy Gstaad!
May you have a splendid New Year with all the love and care in it! This is one of the many customized wish-cards that out friend and artist Katerina Vagia created for each of our clients, in our annual Winter Xmas event!
If one ofl our wishes would be to shine bright like a diamond in the sky, that would turn us into stars…
What a lovely way to be featured in this special Xmas issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Just remember to make a wish everytime you see one falling!
Our lebanese addiction, deginer Yeprem, has long been one of our favourite choices at Danelian Diamond Club. Hosting exclusively the collection of the brand, Yeprem is a master at handcrafted neck, crown and hand pieces. Worn by celebs like Madonna, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, he has starlight written all over every unique gem is designed.
All dads often spoil there little girls. Others buy them 48$ million diamond rings.
Famous Blue Moon, an exceptionally rare gem was sold last Wednesday for 48$ million to a business man in HongKong named Joseph Lau who bought it for his 7 yr old daughter. Joseph Lau was the top bidder for the 12.03-carat “Blue Moon” diamond for a record-setting 48.6 million Swiss francs. He promptly renamed the gem “The Blue Moon of Josephine”
Lau was also the buyer of a 16.08-carat vivid pink diamond that sold for 28.7 million Swiss francs ($28.5 million) auctioned by Christie’s the night before, she said. The buyer renamed that diamond “Sweet Josephine,” Christie’s said.
The blue diamond, set in a ring, is among the largest known fancy vivid blue diamonds. The Blue Moon — named in reference to its rarity,”once in a blue moon” — topped the previous record of $46.2 million set five years ago by the Graff Pink. The diamond also set a new record of more than $4 million per carat.
Happy to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of most beloved mag, Hello!magazine Greece! Ten is a favourite number as it symbolizes a great first circle of life.
If we have one word giving us reason for celebration, that is Αδάμας, “Adamas”, the origin of the word diamond first used by historian Herodotus to give meaning and shape to the diamond stone. Since Danelian Diamond Club has proudly served the luxurious purpose of the making of fine jewelry for over 40 years, yes, we do know how important anniversaries are!
Right before the release of most awaited new Bond movie “Spectre”,
we take a diamond-moment to remember one of our favourite old time classic
“Diamonds Are Forever”.
Filmed in 1971 with Sean Connerywho was paid 1.25$ millions to play in it, a figure unheard of at the time.
The plot is about winning the fight with your nemesis.
We love it.
The truth is, there’s nothing like a classic Christian Louboutin to pair it with a timeless Danelian Diamond Club piece.
We spend an aftenoon styling absolutely fabulous shoes with some of our latest pieces.
..Just to give you ideas…
Special thank you to the amazing Enny Di Monaco boutique
One of the most exciting part of our work is custome made jewelry. The unique creation of a timeless piece gives us so much joy. This pendant was especially made for a lovely client from Riyadh. Hope she enjoys it!
Beyond earthly beauty Liv Tyler just got engaged!
The lucky man is sport manager David Gardner. They started dating last summer and Liv got pregnant a few months later.
PS: David Beckam is the godfather of the newborn!
Just one day ago she posted a picture wearing her lovely emerald cut ring.
Oh my!…Those blue rays of light coming right through the most flawless blue gem yet to be discovered. The Blue Moon, as Sothebys calls it, is an internally impecable diamond that will be given for auction this November at Sothebys. Watch how this magnificent stone emerges through the Earth..
The 12,03C diamond is said to probably set a new auction record.
Happy birthday to the most timeless beauty!
Diamond Club girl Carmen Kass turns 37 this year
and we thought it was the perfect occasion to show us some of the best times
we’ve spent together shooting our campaign!
Our day was packed with several diamond shots!
The team, photographer Kostas Avgoulis, stylist Ali Giga, Irini and Myrto Danelian and our girl, supermodel, Carmen Kass.
Composer Alexandre Desplat has long moved us with his music in several Hollywood masterpieces like Andersen’s The Grand Budapest Hotel for which he won the Oscar. The talented Paris-born musician from a French father and Greek mother performed for us at Herodes Opera last week living us breathlessly sparkling.
Wearing a triple band of black and white and champagne diamonds…
..that is something you would hear from Indian Canadian based jewelry designer
Reena Ahluwalia. And we totally agree with her.
“I am intrigued by the ability of a diamond to hold you captivated -
through its fire, brilliance, reflections, colour and its association as a holder of value,
prestige, power and mystique.
The eternal depth of diamonds are like portals, gateways to other dimensions.
In the Diamond Portal Series, I explore the moments of human emotions
as seen through the lens of the diamond as a storyteller.
Reena was immersed into her deeply-rooted tradition of Indian jewelry.
Researching the importance of jewelry’s many functions,
whether symbolic, physical or conceptual, she also started painting them.
There is nothing better then supporting each other!
Our talented friend and designer, Urania Gazelli reposted our work so now we do the same!
Urania is known for her magic turning plexiglass into luxurious hand made clutch bags. We love and support her work!
After all… it’s all Greek to us!
Have you ever thought of how the tradition of the engagement ring ever started?
One of the first recorded uses of a diamond engagement ring was Archduke Maximilian of Austria’s proposal to Mary of Burgundy, heiress to a vast empire in 1467, with a ring set with thin, flat pieces of diamonds in the shape of an “M.” Mary, among the many suitors for her hand, selected Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who became her co-ruler. The marriage took place at Ghent on the evening of 16 August 1477.
But we can trace this mark-your-territory wedding trend way, way back, eons before Max and his fair Lady M. Our love affair with the rock has slowly evolved starting the age of cavemen! When they tied cords made of braided grass around his chosen mate’s wrists, ankles, and waist, to bring her spirit under his control.
Egyptians, in 2800 BC are buried wearing rings made of a single gold wire on the third finger of their left hands, believed to be connected directly to the heart by the vena amoris. During 1st Century BC, puzzle rings first appear in Asia used by sultans and sheiks for their wives. In the year 1217, the bishop of Salisbury puts an end to the popular practice of seducing girls into mock marriage with rings made of rushes. His solution? Declaring a marriage with a rush-ring legally binding!!
♦ Danelian Diamond Club engagement ring, an 18K white gold with white round brilliant diamonds and an emerald cut centre piece.
During the 1800s the highly sentimental Victorians use gemstones to spell out names or endearments, such as a D-E-A-R-E-S-T ring set with a sequence of diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald and other precious stones. Until 1867, where diamonds are discovered in the Cape Colony, South Africa followed by the arrival of Cecil Rhodes in 1873 who founded the DeBeers Mining Company.
♦ Danelian Diamond Club engagement ring, an 18K white gold with white round brilliant diamonds and an central round piece.
The mysterious mister Banksy. Street artist turned global influencer, still remains undercover.
This year, he strikes back with huge urban project, Dismaland,
a non-entertainment park filled with his work and over other 50 worldwide artists.
Celebrities love his work, Christina Aguilera owns three works by Banksy and Angelina Jolie spent a $307,000 on Banksy pieces in 2006.His collaboration with Damien Hirst, ‘Keeping it Spotless’, sold for over $1.8 million at auction in 2008.
His documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop made more than $5,308,618 at the US box office. He once asked to be paid only £1 to install a graffiti. One of his works – ‘This looks a bit like an elephant’ – accidentally got a homeless man evicted from his squat. When Banksy found out, he gave the man enough money to live on for a year to make up for it. He created ‘Pest Control,’ a group of experts who can tell a Banksy fake from the genuine article.
One of our favourite pieces is ‘A girl Holds a Diamond’ , made in Detroit.
It must be sunset hour that makes this place so magical. The view from our new DANELIAN Diamond Club boutique at Grand Resort Lagonissi, has everything a summer evening needs!
We hope to see you their and share the experience.
Our boutique is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and will be in this lovely venue until October! …Waiting for you!
Our fresh new summer collection, SOUVENIR, inspired by the glorious Greek summer
is now on the road to the beach! Find us a Dew Mykonos boutique
and Apoella at Sanny resort in Halkidiki. Salty hair, sun and diamonds. It’s August!
♦ Pendants and leg piece_18K gold with round brilliant diamonds inspired by the sun, the sea and Greece.
We are very happy and proud to be working with lebanese exclusive jewelry brand YEPREM. Founded in Beirut in 1964, YEPREM is positioned internationally as one of the most progessive brands in the realm of the jewelry industry.
Worn by stars such as Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Laurence and Madonna, the brand is innovative, revolutionary, unique and different. YEPREM’s timeless value emerges from a well-grounded history and expertise in jewellery craftsmanship.
Discover YEPREM at the most exclusive boutiques of the world: Harvey Nichols Dubai, Harrods London, Bergdorf New York and now…
The symbol_ there is only one symbol in life that both represents a woman and a man and that is the triangle.
A triangle is such a dynamic element! Its three picks show different directions just like a map. Choose yours, whichever way is the one that follows your heart!
♦ Earrings_18K gold with white round shiny brilliant diamonds forming the shape of a triangle
Andy Warhol was the leading figure artist of the pop art movement.
Zodiac sign:Leo _ Horoscope:Leo.
ranked the 434th celebrity in the world.
Creator of the “15 minutes of fame” expression.
He died in NewYork at the age of 58, in 1987.
Warhol became a collector of jewelry after his success.
He often wore pieces by Cartier or Harry Winston when he attended parties. The Gems prints, featuring emeralds, rubies and diamonds, were a series Warhol created late in his life. Recently a German curator put one under an ultraviolet light. The light showed a fluorescence, a glow. This discovery was a pleasant surprise to those who know that Andy, himself, was always hiding his own glow, the jewelry, underneath his clothes. “The Gems series has an autobiographical dimension (the secret love of feminine things, the sadness inherent in having to hide who he really was, despite his wealth and celebrity).
Surprisingly, one can always find ways to switch from four to one,
more to less, edgy and classic.
Our new collection of detachable design earrings
will make you feel you have two pairs instead of one!
♦ Earrings_18K gold with white round shiny brilliant classic diamonds.
That perfect Greek summer breeze was what we wanted when we opened our new store at Grand Resort Lagonissi. Stay tuned for more photos or better yet, come visit!
It is of crutial importance to be able to show our work to the foreigners visting our country. That was one of the main factors we decided to invest in this new boutique. We believe now more then ever, is the time to work hard and keep our standards high. The new capsule collection called ‘SOUVENIR’ was also designed for everyone visiting Greece. Inspired by ancient architecture and Greek summer. You can also spot the collection at DewMykonos, Amanzoe and Apoella in Sani Resort, Chalkidiki.
Thank you ‘Secret Life’ for the wonderful time we had during the photoshop and the interview. All three sisters of the Danelian family together.
For certain women, work is a family affair.
Barbara, Irini and Myrto Danelian are the faces behind the Danelian Diamond Club brand, once created by their father, Christos Danelian. All three daughters talk about precious gems, their love for jewelry and the new ‘SOUVENIR’ collection. How would you describe your relationship to jewelry?
Irini : Eternal friendship
Barbara : A love story!
Myrto : The birth of the idea, the creation process and the unavoidable separation of every piece of jewelry I have ever designed gives the relationshio a motherly side. Is precious defined by the gem or the person who wears it?
Irini : Gems are already precious. It’s the act of giving, the memory you create, that make it priceless.
Myrto : The value of a jewel can be defined by it’s componants. It is emotion and aisthetics that makes it priceless. Describe each of you as a precious gem. Myrto : I would say Irini is an Emerald and Barbara a Ruby because of her big heart! Irini : ‘Barbie’ is a pink diamond and Myrto a dynamic Emerald shape! Was it always clear you would enter the family business? Yes, right after our studies each one took her place in the company. Has the crisis been an important factor for the jewelry business?We’ ve become more creative and vigilant.
You’ve recently opened a new boutique at Grand Resort Lagonisi. How important is it to expand your brand at the moment?
It is of crutial importance to be able to show your work to the foreigners visting our country. The new capsule collection called ‘SOUVENIR’ was also designed for everyone visiting Greece. Inspired by ancient architecture and Greek summer. You can also spot the collection at DewMykonos, Amanzoe and Apoella in Sani Resort, Chalkidiki.
You can’t have a list of famous diamonds and do not include the name of Elizabeth Taylor’s. Given to her by Richard Burton, this pear-shaped 69.42-carat diamond was originally owned by Harriet Ames, who felt it was too big to be worn in public. A problem Elizabeth’s character never had to face in her life. It was sold at auction to Robert Kenmore, owner of Cartier, for $1,050,00 and has since become known as the first million-dollar diamond. Burton purchased it from Cartier for an undisclosed amount to give to Taylor for her 40th birthday. Taylor initially wore the diamond as a necklace, but the stone was set in a ring by the time it appeared in an episode of Lucille Ball’s Here’s Lucy. After Taylor and Burton’s divorce, Taylor auctioned the diamond off for $5 million and used the money to build a hospital in Botswana.
Tatiana Blatnik looked absolutely stunning in her
Danelian Diamond Club earring and her Celia Kritharioti dress,
with her husband Prince Nikolas by her side
attending the Royale weddingof Prince Karl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist.
Live a life full of inspiration. Look for that idea. Chase after your desire.
Take a long walk by the sea everytime you get the feeling you are loosing something that can never be lost,
the power to dream.
Inspirational images by design studio House Of Layth
Our season’s diamond Christening crosses are so yummy
you will desire them like a freshly made light as heaven bluberry macaroon
from Fresh Pastry Shop. Strawberries, carats, macaroons… let’s go to Paris tomorrow.
♦ Crosses: 18K white and pink gold with white round brilliant diamonds
Coming up for the season is a new collection dedicated to the splendor of Greek Summer time.
SOUVENIR is all about the simplicity of beauty,
made of words and shapes that symbolize the few things in life that make us smile,
like those carefree summer days.
“Believe”, “Goddess”, “Lovers” are all about the fulfilment
of an endless warm night, afternoon summer breeze
and the feeling of diving into the Greek blue.
The SOUVENIR collection will be featured in selected high-end summer boutiquesand in our brand new Danelian Diamond Club boutique in Lagonisi Resort. Stay tuned!
♦ Bracelet: 18K white pink gold with white round brilliant diamonds forming the magic word Goddess
Lichtenstein’s most acclaimed and sustained body of work, ‘The Ring(The Engagement)1962,
was sold yesterday for $41.690.000 at the well anticipated Sotheby’s Contemporary Auction.
Classic comic book tropes, large canvases,
the works remain some of the most recognizable pieces of American art. ”The Ring” being our favourite one.
The absolute annual fashion moment, The Met Gala ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’,
took place tonight! The most fab girl and Danelian Diamond Club model,
Naomi Campbell is looking dazzling in her Burberry costumed outfit.
Inspired by Eastern culture, a wedding can both have heritage and tradition while still be modern.
The red string of fate or the red string of marriage is an Eastern belief originating from Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another. According to legend, the deity in charge of this is an old lunar matchmaker god, who is also in charge of marriages. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.
♦ Earrings_ 18K white gold with round white brilliant diamonds
The famous Flawless Diamond is the only emerald-cut stone of this size and quality
to fetch such a high price at an auction. The gem was finally sold at the much anticipated Magnificient Jewels sale on the 22nd of April for $22.1 million…
Clutch master Eddie Parker knows how to spoil a girl about to get married. That is something we are also very good at! A match made in “wedding-heaven”, the Danelian Diamond Club ring, the Bride clutch and a pre-wedding weekend in Barcelona.
What if our memories lay like small shiny diamonds on the shelves of our heart?
That is the thought that comes to mind when we think of Damien Hirst’s “Memories of/Moments with You”. Part of a collection called ‘Diamond Cabinets”, this artwork made of gold-plated stainless steel, glass and cubic zirconia was made in 2008 an has since then participated in many exhibitions,
several of them in Tate Modern.
Dear Mr Hirst, you’ve always known how to play with diamonds!
After our collaboration with talented photographer and entrepreneur, Marina Vernikos with our Danelian Diamond Club Tote bag for CREAID, we asked her to give us her personal take on gems and jewelry…
“Jewelry and I go way back. In fact our relationship could be described as best friends!It’s the kind of connection built to make it to the next generation. That’s the way I perceive it. In fact my first piece was a gift from my parents. A beautiful necklace.
I do not have a particular preference when it comes to choosing to wear earrings, pendants, rings etc. I like all kinds. It mostly depends on my mood and outfit. Whereas gem-wise, there is only one: the diamond. For me the diamond is the one true precious gem out there. I would’nt even choose a favourite cut, I think they all have their charm especially the classic ones.”
The number 7 is considered auspicious in the Chinese culture because of its similar sound to the word “together” in Mandarin. That’s the reason it’s been named “Lady Luck”, because of the auspicious numbers that make up the size of the jewel. The yellow color of the gem symbolizes royalty and wealth. The stone is one of the world’s rarest diamonds according to Sotheby’s Hong Kong Deputy Head of Jewellery, Terry Chu. The sale will take place in Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 6and is expected to fetch $7.7 million.
Although all diamonds are at least hundreds of millions of years old,
the “Koh-I-Noor”, which means “mountain of light”,
holds the distinction of being the oldest known large diamond.
Imagine that when uncut, the gem was originally 793 carats.
According to legend, the “Koh I Noor” was discovered in India thousands of years ago on the banks of the sacred Yumana River. Resting on the forehead of Karna, newborn sun of the Indian god Surya! Karna believed that the diamond gave him immortality so when fate proved him wrong, the gem was passed to God Shiva and installed in his temple to act as his third eye.
As a deity, Shiva wore the diamond with impunity.
Such was his infatuation that he warned that “those who possess the diamond will rule the world,but have nothing but sorrow,only a god or a woman can wear it without fear”
History went on to confirm Shiva’s prophecy was partly right!