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The 450-plus gemstones on the barrel of the Curtis Australia Wildlife Warriors Gold Warrior...
The Montegrappa Paulo Coelho pen (866.854.1674, www.montegrappa.com ) is a tribute to the acclaimed...
This gold-and-diamond piece coils around the neck.
Moving designs from Mattia Cielo. Movement gives jewelry a soul; it brings it to life," says Mattia...
After nearly two decades of searching the Valley of the Kings for undiscovered burial sites,...
Photo by Gianni Zenone
Just as Bentley obtained seats from Bugatti, the Italian penmaker Tibaldi recently procured barrel-...
More than 50 years ago, the Lladró brothers of Spain—Juan, José, and Vicente—debuted an innovative...
To produce its $30,000 Damascene Straight Razor ( www.hommage.com ), Hommage, a Paris-based...
Photograph by Jeremy N. Garamond
Can Los Angeles—a youth-obsessed metropolis where erasing the signs of aging is a full-time job for...
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows...
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying...
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems Occasionally, gem expert Dennis Tanjeloff allows...
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [...
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our...
Photograph courtesy Hearst Castle/California State Parks
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
The new Swany G.Cell Bluetooth Glove ( www.swanyamerica.com ) may never be immortalized in a poster...
Photograph by Bob Grier photography
Anton Wilson, the engineer who founded the Bozeman, Mont., company that makes Anton Gliders skis,...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church. He and his business associate, Lawrence Trupiano...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the...
Photograph by Gianni Zenone
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...

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