On The Rocks issue 3:
Suzanne Belperron’s audacious jewellery, which shocked 20s Paris and became beloved of Lauren Bacall and Princess Grace, stars on the cover of On The Rock’s collectible third issue, photographed by Charlotte Wales. Inside, we uncover the turbulent history of this forgotten and pioneering genius of jewellery design.
Elsewhere in the issue, we travel to Paris to meet ethereal jeweller Harumi Klossowska de Rola, whose bewitching jewelled menageries are inspired by an exotic childhood as the only daughter of notorious painter Balthus. From Rome, artist Joanne Burke shares the hidden stories behind her playful and occasionally X-rated jewellery marvels; we present an exclusive look at Lucy, a science fiction-worthy ring that connects its owner with their own dwarf star; we delve into the rarified world of London's secret jewellery salons; and present photographer Dan Tobin Smith’s enchanting magnified portraits of inclusions, the tiny flaws within precious stones that render each completely unique.
Elsewhere, the season’s most exceptional pieces are captured in fashion stories by celebrated image-makers Matthieu Lavanchy, Casper Sejersen and Paul Wetherell.
Also in the issue: introducing three of Lebanon’s brightest new stars blending east with west; the fluid beauty of crystal-clear jewellery; the eye-poppingly bold designs of Brazilian Ara Vartanian and Giampiero Bodino’s spectacular high jewellery creations.
On The Rocks is an independent biannual magazine on the subject of jewellery, with a passion for art, fashion and ideas. An exquisite publication created to the highest standards, it transposes the beauty and fascination of jewellery into print.
UK Cover Price £7
Approximate Weight 750 gms