A few years ago, while Los Angeles–based jeweler Martin Katz was showing his collection in Monaco, a client who wished to see important diamonds summoned Katz to his yacht late one evening.
At the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, American driver Carroll Shelby piloted the Aston Martin DBR1/2 to victory.
French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels found inspiration in the colorful flora, fauna, and landscape of California for its latest High Jewelry collection, California Rêverie.
Roberto Stern, president and creative director of Brazilian jeweler H.Stern, spent five years studying the choreography, costumes, and music of Grupo Corpo, a Brazilian modern-dance company, while
When Louis Vuitton appointed Lorenz Bäumer artistic director of its fine-jewelry division late last year, the choice proved a serendipitous one.
This season’s most tantalizing jewelry portrays colorful gemstones in imaginative new ways.
The newly unveiled Star of Africa collection features sapphire crystal dome rings filled with floating diamonds, which appear like snowflakes in a snow globe.
When jeweler Liv Ballard started showing drawings of her designs to Italian goldsmiths, most of them scoffed outright, considering them too extravagant to be commercially viable.
Bulgari will cap off its 125th anniversary with a sale of vibrant designs for the new year.
Nearly a decade ago, after a long operation to repair an intracranial aneurysm, Dr. Russell Trusso, a Cleveland-based neuroanesthesiologist, left medicine with a life-changing resolution.
Harry Winston opened his first store in 1932, on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.
“I like to see evidence that things have come from the earth,” says 42-year-old jewelry designer Geoffrey Good, a native Virginian who produces jewelry in his Brooklyn, New York, workshop.
Diamond in the Rough, known for pioneering the use of rough diamonds in fine jewelry, has unveiled a collection of engagement rings and anniversary bands for fall.
Australian jewelry designer Stefano Canturi captured the spirit of the Cubism art movement in his original jewelry.
Jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald, known for her inventive use of geodes and agates paired with diamonds, has created a series of turtle designs, for which a percentage of sales will be donated t
"The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint," wrote the French political philosopher and historian Alexis de Tocqueville, "but from time to time one can see the ol
Janis Provisor’s foray into jewelry design was not an orchestrated career move but a creative accident.
Many jewelers cite architecture as an inspiration, but designers Christopher Roule and Keith Mitchell literally apply structural engineering principles to create their Mitchell Roule collection, w
Tahitian and South Sea varieties might be the most valuable types of pearls, but their traditionally round shapes did not fit the vision of jewelry designer Nicholas Varney (
The key to the future can often be found in the past, as many of the world’s most illustrious jewelry houses demonstrate each time they open their archives in search of inspiration for new designs
Solange Azagury-Partridge, known for creating unconventional fine jewelry such as the red enamel and gold Hotlips ring and the Poison ring that has a secret compartment, opened a boutique on Madis
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveils its highly anticipated exhibition “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul,” visitors will also see an exclusive jewelry collectio
When Greek immigrant and silversmith Sotirio Bulgari opened his shop on Rome’s Via Sistina in 1884, he could never have envisioned how his small business would evolve into a global luxury powerhou
Though it recently debuted in the United States at Neiman Marcus, Mathon’s jewelry-making legacy can be traced to Paris in 1931, when the atelier was founded in the Palais Royal neighborhood and s
The turbulent economy does not appear to have tempered Sharon Khazzam’s characteristic creativity.
geode jewelry of Kimberly McDonald (www.kimberlymcdonald.com; available at Bergdorf Goodman, 800.558.1855) "gets you noticed," says th
Gold-and-diamond designs from Italian jeweler Mattia Cielo (www.mattia?cielo.com; available at Bergdorf Goodman, 800.558.1855) resemble Sl
With the 2008 debut of Bogh-Art (+41.22.732.75.55, www.bogh-art.com), the first retail venture from the 29-?year-old Geneva-based jewelry hous
We have it on biblical authority that there is nothing new under the sun. And while King Solomon was not thinking specifically of jewelry design when he wrote these words, his wisdom applies.
"Jewelry should be like a melody," says classical-cellist-turned-designer Anna Hu. "It should move gracefully with curvatures, dangling drops, and a beautiful finish."