Jewelry

Peter Thum’s signet ring is a striking object: a textured piece of steel and gold, hand-forged by jeweler Philip Crangi and concealing a secret inside the band—the serial number of the AK-47 from...
As long as humans have been forming gold into precious objects, goldsmiths have struggled to offset the metal’s softness. Traditionally, this issue has been addressed by alloying gold with other...
Designer Cynthia Rose, known for her clothing and accessories, unveiled her first fine jewelry collection at L’Armoire on Park Street in New Canaan, Conn., showcasing her new fine jewelry. Inspired...
Evan Yurman did not hesitate after receiving a call from a gemstone trader in Thailand last year and learning that a cache of extraordinary blue tourmalines had been uncovered in Africa. Yurman, a...
Designer Ralph Lauren unveiled a capsule jewelry collection featuring nine stylish Art Deco–inspired pieces at his women’s flagship on Madison Avenue in New York this month. The Modern Art Deco Fine...
Hutton Wilkinson, the 30-year business partner of jewelry designer Tony Duquette, carries on his late colleague’s legacy of one-of-a-kind, artistic fine jewelry pieces through his own designs and,...
Known for bold gold and colorful gemstone designs reflecting a modern Italian spirit, Marina Bulgari forged a signature collection bearing the name Marina B in the mid-1970s. A member of the famous...
An exceptional 32.77-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond, dubbed the Vivid Yellow, will be auctioned off October 18 at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York. The guitar pick–sized gem, which is...
Art and jewelry collectors will have the rare opportunity to buy pieces from some of the most innovative jewelry artists in the world at LOOT 2011: MAD about Jewelry , the 11th annual contemporary...
T he U.S. Marshals Service Northern District of Ohio will auction off an internally flawless, fancy intense 43.51-carat yellow diamond. The auction for the stone, which is about the size of a...
If you are in the market for a unique jewelry piece or a personalized jewelry gift, 10 Rue Royale in Paris, located at that eponymous address, established a business with the sole purpose of helping...
Natural color diamonds and rare gemstones have sold at record prices during the past few years on the international auction market proving that they can be an extraordinary treasure for both...
Anna Hu (212.826.1116, www.anna-hu.com ) combines a refined Asian aesthetic with old-world craftsmanship. The designer—who trained alongside some of the world’s best master jewelers—sketches each...
Martin Katz (310.276.7200, www.martinkatz.com ) has never been one to follow trends, and his ability to stick to what he does best—create beautifully designed women’s jewelry that can be worn day or...
Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao (886.2.2711.7718, www.cindychao.com ) is known to spend more than two years on a single piece, such as the Masterpiece Solstice cuff—a creation of 5,170 diamonds and...
Parisian jeweler Lorenz Bäumer designed Louis Vuitton’s first fine jewelry collection two years ago, but for his own collection this year, he went in a wildly inventive new direction—several of them...
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...
just five years’ time, Leviev (212.763.5300, www.leviev.com ) has earned a reputation as one of the world’s great diamond houses, with spectacular white and fancy colored diamonds set into stylish...
"I always believe that when you have the opportunity to acquire something unique it’s your lucky day, because once it’s gone the opportunity has gone also," says Laurence Graff, founder of Graff, who...
When Harry Winston (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com ) unveiled its Court of Jewels exhibit last November in New York, it was reminiscent of the jeweler’s original display bearing the same name...
The Munich-based jeweler Hemmerle (+49.89.24.22.600, www.hemmerle.com ) stands apart for its fearless combinations of exceptional diamonds and gemstones with ordinary metals such as brass and...
t last year’s Biennale des Anti­quaires in Paris, Cartier (800.?227.8437, www.cartier.com ) presented 60 high-style designs featuring flamboyant feather and colorful bird motifs and romantic details...
In 1920, Coco Chanel journeyed to Venice, Italy, where the Oriental design elements in the Doge’s Palace inspired a new Byzantine direction in her own creations, with ornate, colorful pieces that...
Dorfman Jewelers is presenting a collection of 15 rare color diamonds, including blue, pink, yellow, and green, at its store on Newbury Street in Boston on May 11 and 12. The event is designed to...
Nature is an abundant source of inspiration for many jewelry designers, but newcomer Brooke Kanani Sachs takes actual elements from the forest and beach and casts them in 18-karat gold settings with...
American Estate Jewelry has revived the time-honored craft of finely detailed repoussé sterling silver jewelry and accessories in a new 50-piece collection. The jewelry company was established when...
Inspired by her vast collection of contemporary art, which includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, Geneva-based designer Suzanne Syz creates colorful, bold jewelry...
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...
Tamsen Ann Ziff’s jewelry represents a kind of sparkling travelogue—expressions of Ziff’s journeys fashioned from rare and unusual gems, mineral fragments, and assorted artifacts she’s acquired at...
Macao-based Wallace Chan, whose unconventional designs were unveiled in the United States for the first time in fall 2010, has forged new ways of setting large gemstones atop other stones, creating...

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