Jewelry

For more than 50 years, Piaget has turned heads with its decadent diamond-studded jewelry watches, but it received little recognition for its jewelry designs—that is, until now. The new Magic...
John Loring, Tiffany’s renowned design director and historian, is particularly proud that Tiffany is selling diamonds sourced in North America. “The first important diamond to be cut in America was...
At a development cost of more than $941 million, the Diavik diamond mine stands as a unique testament to the extremes—and expense—to which producers will go to dig diamonds out of the ground. The...
In 1848, on the eve of the fall of Louis-Philippe’s regime, two representatives from Tiffany & Co. arrived in Paris for their annual buying trip. The mini-revolution was reaching its peak, and...
Over the centuries, revolution and conquest have moved more merchandise than the enterprises of Cartier, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels combined. The history of rare gems is often a...
When jeweler Samuel Getz laid eyes on a 77-carat rough aquamarine recently, he imagined a large snowflake glistening in the sun. Without hesitation, he purchased the gem and made it the centerpiece...
BULGARI (212.315.9000) has turned back the clock and revived the colorful, bold, and graphic designs from the jewelers’ iconic 1970s collections. “The ’70s embodied an individualistic, exuberant joie...
Glistening jewels and the holidays have always gone hand in hand. This year, history and nature are the driving forces behind the most dramatic new jewelry collections. From timeless, classical...
British jewelry designer Stephen Webster (212.226.6160, www.stephenwebster.com ) knows that champagne and diamonds make a perfect match. And Dom Pérignon’s Rosé Vintage 1993, a rare champagne that...
When it comes to acquiring large and exceedingly rare diamonds, New York diamond dealer William Goldberg is known for his audacity. Recently, he learned about a 45-carat rough (uncut) pink diamond...
“Jewelry can be colorful, large, and fun without appearing pretentious,” declares James Taffin de Givenchy, whose designs undoubtedly fit this description. His Taffin collection is sold exclusively...
For the connoisseur with an appetite for the rarest and most unusual diamonds, colored diamonds are the ultimate pièces de résistance. For nearly a century, Harry Winston has handled some of the...
Louis Cartier was undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest arbiters of jewelry style. During his heyday in the early 1900s, he explored exotic Egyptian, Islamic, and Asian art for inspiration and...
When you think of James Robinson (212.752.6166, www.jrobinson.com )—a 91-year-old New York antiques shop specializing in 18th-, 19th-, and early-20th-century silver, porcelain, and glassware—the term...
It is easy to walk right past the Gioia jewelry salon on New York’s Park Avenue without giving it a second glance. There are no tantalizing display windows to gaze into, no open doorway offering a...
For years, Parisian-born jeweler Robin Rotenier was known for his original, whimsical cuff links. Once, when a Hollywood executive needed an original gift for a producer, he called upon Rotenier to...
Subtlety is not a strong suit of jewelry designer Leo de Vroomen. Recently, when a client entered his London boutique wearing diminutive diamond stud earrings, de Vroomen couldn’t refrain from...
Like a breathtaking sunset, an exquisite orchid, or a fresh snowfall, an exceptional gemstone is the awe-inspiring product of Mother Nature. This season, a refreshing array of exotic stones in shades...
Last year, Catherine Zadeh (212.274.9984, www.catherinezadeh.com ) added an unexpected natural element to her fanciful collection of sterling silver and 18-karat gold cuff links by integrating a bit...
Nothing makes a jewel more enticing than a compelling romantic history, says renowned Los Angeles vintage jewelry dealer Neil Lane. “Jewelry is typically given as a token of love,” he says, “and...
The custom of offering a diamond ring at betrothal dates to 15th-century Europe, and just as the nature of love and marriage has evolved over the centuries, so, too, have diamond jewels. What better...
While de beers has spent millions of marketing dollars instilling in our minds that a diamond is forever, its latest joint venture with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton makes a slightly different...
Piaget’s first-ever pearl jewelry collection, Pearlissima by Piaget (800.359.4538, www.piaget.com ), features a mark of distinction that could easily go unnoticed. With a nod to status logos,...
In the 1920s, Maharaja Sir Bhupindra Singh asked Louis Joseph Cartier to set some loose gems into a showstopping piece of jewelry. The maharaja was not disappointed. The necklace, completed in 1928...
In the silk-upholstered lobby of the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, actor/director Lou Diamond Phillips and his wife, Kelly, are sipping tea and talking diamonds. The topic is courtesy of their...
After a pair of Michelle Ong’s briolette-cut diamond earrings shaped like grape clusters sold in a heated bidding war at a Christie’s auction for $189,500—more than double their estimated value—the...
Thirteen years ago, I went to The St. Regis in New York City to meet with a woman of great style, to whom I had been introduced some months earlier. This was not, however, a romantic liaison, but...
After more than two years in development, Chopard’s revolutionary new collection, christened Golden Diamonds, has made its debut. Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, an owner of the family business and the...
A few years ago, when jewelry designer Henry Dunay discovered a rough 2,400-carat aquamarine on one of his yearly gem-buying trips to Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he envisioned the North Pole. Rather...
In today’s competitive business environment, with its endless mergers and acquisitions, a thriving family business that is driven by heritage and passion more than the bottom line is a treasure in...

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