While he was a gem buyer for Tiffany & Co., Harry Platt presumably was not easily impressed by a stone’s beauty.
In the inner circles of the rarefied jewelry realm, she is known simply as Mrs.
In 1477, Austrian archduke Maximilian I (not yet head of the Holy Roman Empire) presented Mary of Burgundy with the first recorded diamond engagement ring.
At the sale of actress Ellen Barkin’s jewelry collection last October at Christie’s in New York, the overflow crowd in the auction room barely could keep track of the blistering-paced—and unforese
Lorraine Schwartz arrived at a recent Christie’s jewelry auction in New York City wearing a long strand of large lavender jade beads, a chunky ivory bangle embedded with rubies, and a gray diamo
Only a truly incredible stone is given a name to mark its place in gemological history. Two years ago, a miner in Sri Lanka uncovered such a gem, a 600-plus-carat sapphire.
An extremely rare, 25-carat green diamond, one of the largest of its kind.
Since 1852, India’s Kasliwal family has adorned maharajas as well as European and Middle Eastern royalty with opulent jewels crafted at its Gem Palace of Jaipur.
Ralph Esmerian adeptly maneuvers around the piles of papers, boxes, and books that cover virtually every surface in his office in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
The tiny Stephen Russell boutique on New York’s Upper East Side is a destination for those seeking extremely rare period jewelry, though its treasures are anything but antiquated.
Like an art expert advising on the acquisition of a masterpiece, a jewelry consultant will educate you about the quality, rarity, and value of a particular gemstone, or help you find an antique pi
Even when abetted by the most advanced pearl-farming methods, an oyster’s chances of producing a high-quality South Sea pearl are no better than about 200 to 1.
A diamond usually is coveted for its brilliant sparkle, the result of light reflecting off the dozens of precisely positioned facets that a diamond cutter has made.
In jewelry, color is usually expressed in gems or enamel, which can be too heavy and fragile,” says New York designer Kara Ross, who spent more than a year experimenting with titanium for her late
Like many of her peers, jewelry designer Michelle Ong regards jewelry as
James de Givenchy enjoys presenting clients with designs that include sto
Jewelry designer Renee Lewis offers a simple explanation for why she appoints her elaborate designs with only antique diamonds, most of which were cut prior to the invention of the light bulb.
Chhaya Kapadia, founder of Maya Jewels (212.473.2291, www.mayajewels.com), may classify her company’s designs as “contemporary Indian jewe
Ten years ago, opal dealer Mark Tremonti heard that an exceedingly rare black opal had been unearthed in Lightning Ridge, the remote mining region in the Australian Outback.