It is easy to walk right past the Gioia jewelry salon on New York’s Park Avenue without giving it a second glance.
Subtlety is not a strong suit of jewelry designer Leo de Vroomen.
For years, Parisian-born jeweler Robin Rotenier was known for his original, whimsical cuff links.
Last year, Catherine Zadeh (212.274.9984, www.catherinezadeh.com) added an unexpected natural element to her fanciful collecti
Like a breathtaking sunset, an exquisite orchid, or a fresh snowfall, an exceptional gemstone is the awe-inspiring product of Mother Nature.
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.
Nothing makes a jewel more enticing than a compelling romantic history, says renowned Los Angeles vintage jewelry dealer Neil Lane.
Piaget’s first-ever pearl jewelry collection, Pearlissima by Piaget (800.359.4538, www.piaget.com), features a mark of distinction that could e
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
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.
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.
Laurence Graff has a reputation for acquiring the finest, most beautiful gemstones—whatever the cost—and the incredible necklace shown here will only enhance that reputation.
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—th
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.
After more than two years in development, Chopard’s revolutionary new collection, christened Golden Diamonds, has made its debut.
London is a key destination this season for jewelry collectors and devotées who would not miss a rare opportunity to view the work of the very private Parisian jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal, also
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
Only one. That is the essence of a masterpiece. A celebrated painting or sculpture can surely be copied, but those reproductions can never quite capture the precise aura of the original.
Christie’s does not auction ancient jewelry every day.
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.
Although it remains unclear whether the two men were ever acquainted, it’s easy to imagine architect Antonio Gaudí and jeweler Lluís Masriera meeting in a Barcelona café at the close of the 19th c
High jewelry is serious business, but a new generation of bold designers are infusing a sense of whimsy, innovation, and flair into once-staid statement pieces.
Jewelry can go in and out of fashion almost as fast as women’s clothing, which often means that dated pieces are retired into rarely opened drawers and forgotten. But Brazilian jeweler H.
“Shiny gold is for peasants!” declares Roman jeweler Massimo Maria Melis. To illustrate his point, he hands me a heavy gold chain set with a patinated ancient Roman coin.
Each summer, the Mediterranean island playground of Capri attracts scores of global jet-setters who touch down to explore picturesque beaches, pristine grottoes, and a dynamic social scene.
After cultivating a devoted female following, British jewelry designer Stephen Webster (212.226.6160) is looking to attract a male audience with his first men’s collection, dubbed Rayman.
Parked beside the cream clapboard colonial building that houses Linney’s pearl emporium in Broome, Australia, proprietor Bill Reed’s Mercedes M-Class stands out from the array of dented Land Rover
While cruising the Mediterranean on his yacht last summer, an American businessman had the urge to purchase some jewels for his companion. He knew exactly whom to call.
During the dark days of the Depression in 1932, Coco Chanel set out to prove that luxury was not dead.
Laura Munder’s jewelry offers a glimpse of her life and loves.