Henri Sillam

    Over 180 years, the house of Sillam evolved from making swords to crafting fine jewelry. To this proud tradition, fifth-generation family member Henri brings his own, more contemporary vernacular for the brand—one that favors large, brightly hued gemstones and a playful spirit. These capricious pieces marry a sense of fun with exquisite detail and workmanship. His Champagne-cork-shaped gold-and-pavé-diamond ring, for instance, features bubbles composed of tiny diamonds trickling down its sides. More recently, he collaborated with florist Jeff Leatham of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, where Sillam has a boutique, to fashion a series of one-of-a-kind floral brooches featuring life-size blooms, made of different combinations of diamonds, sapphires, tsavorites, and amethysts. Most of Sillam’s pieces are one-offs because of the rarity of the gemstones involved, like the bright green turquoise uncovered from the mountainous terrain on the border between Iran and Turkmenistan. These unusual stones inspired a group of layered bead chokers.

    Chanel, Mikimoto, Todd Reed, and others reinterpret the classic gem…
    The reportedly $2 million Pearl Egg is Fabergé’s first piece in a new series of private commissions…
    Two extremely rare jewels, one of which was owned by Napoléon’s niece, will headline the sale…
    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…
    In celebration of Easter, here are some of Robb Report's favorite Fabergé eggs...
    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…