Best of the Best 2011: Diamonds: Sotheby’s Diamonds

    James de Givenchy, designer for Sotheby’s Diamonds (212.894.1400, www.sothebysdiamonds.com), fashions avant-?garde jewelry using some of the world’s best diamonds. This year he continues to captivate an international flock of collectors with pieces such as a striking ring with a vivid yellow emerald-cut diamond that is set on a slant so that it appears to be floating above the wearer’s hand.

    Photo by Bertrand Moulin
    A cloak of secrecy has long kept the jewelry trade hidden from public view...
    The show will spotlight a selection of rare pieces from seven of the world’s top diamond houses…
    Photo by Doyle New York
    In its 53 years, Doyle has auctioned the estates of Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis, and other film...
    Exceptional colored gemstones were in high demand at the annual fair…
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    The internally flawless type IIa stone is one of the largest and rarest in existence…
    The Milanese jeweler celebrated the opening with one-off jewelry pieces inspired by paintings…
    The London jeweler uses baguette-cut gemstones to echo the film’s neon-lit buildings…
    The store is located inside the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th arrondissement…
    Photo by Matthias Hoffmann
    The 13-piece collection will be on display in cities around the globe in the coming months…