Thanks to researching The New Luxury issue, DECO discovered The Arkenstone – one of the world’s premier fine mineral dealers selling natural crystals, gemstones and natural art. It’s quite evident, we cannot get enough of this incredible online collection.

Our ongoing fascination with metallics is nothing new, but during our Art team’s research for the current issue, on shelf now, they realised that these uncut pieces were the perfect bridge linking fashion and decor for our Fashion Issue opener pages.

The Arkenstone pride themselves on teaching, educating, and curating private and institutional collections. DECO decided to curate our own virtual collections from… 

‘All that glitters is not gold’

Gold – the new neutral. These shimmering metallic crystals include natural pyrite from Peru, gold crystals from Venezuela and Nevada, natural opal from Ethiopia, and a fantastic pyrite-replaced fossilized shell from The Arkenstone Gallery of Fine Minerals.

Monica Kitt shared with us some fascinating information about the crystals that sparkled in our New Luxury issue. See more about that here.

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ELLE Decoration Fashion Issue

The Fashion Issue edition of ELLE Decoration South Africa is on the shelf of your nearest magazine retailer now. Packed with fashion-forward interiors trends, it’s full of all your favourite features, decor tips and the stylish spaces of Jessica Alba, Malcolm Kluk and Stella Jean. Pick up your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @ELLE_Deco, sharing your #FashionIssue #DECOselfie.