Jewelry

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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Leviev used more than 100 fancy colored diamonds and hundreds of colorless diamonds and gemstones to create the five pieces in Leviev’s Five-Year Anniversary Collection ( www.leviev.com ). Each...
Fashion designers tend to dabble in fine jewelry, creating a few pieces every now and then to underscore a seasonal trend or to add glamour to a runway show. But Ralph Lauren does not dabble in...
When the Metropolitan Opera was in dire need of funding last year, arts patron Ann Ziff came to the rescue with a $30 million donation—the largest single gift the New York institution has ever...
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...
In the 1930s, Paris was the creative center of the avant-garde, and the Duchess of Windsor certainly captured the spirit of the times with an avant-garde idea of her own: She wanted a fully...
Photography by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner Some of the most creative jewelry designers are exploring a wilder side of the natural world, combining elements from rough lava...
A Collection of one-of-a-kind costume jewelry pieces created by the late Los Angeles designer Tony Duquette will be made available to the public for the first time this spring. On April 18 in Los...
Diane von Furstenberg has something to say with Sutras ( www.hstern.net ), the fashion designer’s latest jewelry collection for H. Stern. Each of the collection’s eight gold-and-crystal designs...
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...
BOND STREET For those short on time, a trip to Bond Street affords door-to-door shopping at jewelery and watch houses such as Cartier, De Beers, Graff, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels. “It’s all...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London ASPREY New Bond Street department store carries "everything from backgammon sets to porcelain and silverware" but is recommended first and foremost for "...
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...
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...
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...
For more than 30 years David Yurman has created signature sterling silver and gold jewelry for a loyal following, but in 2010 with the opening of a Madison Avenue flagship store, the designer and his...
Cindy Chao: The Art Jewel produces one-of-a-kind designs that begin with the study of nature, particularly flowers, offered in two collections: her Black Label and White Label. Each collection...
Fiona Druckenmiller opened F.D in October 2010 featuring an array of extraordinary, hard-to-find estate jewelry and watches from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more, in addition to collectibles...
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...
Alexandra Mor had been eyeing the stone for weeks: an 85.30-carat, cabochon-cut emerald about the size of a plump strawberry. Mor, a jewelry designer in New York, was hesitant to purchase it because...
The daring jewelry designs from New York’s Deborah Pagani ( www.deborahpagani.com ) combine Art Deco–style geometric shapes with colorful, unconventional gemstones. After having sold her jewelry...
Simple yet stylish describes Coralie Duchamp’s first signature jewelry collection featuring a series of diamond and gemstone–studded Love Knots. The designer and her husband, Patrick Duchamp, a...

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