FrontRunners: Golden Opportunities

  • Stephen Russell’s Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels.
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Manhattan jeweler Stephen Russell (212.570.6900, www.stephenrussell.com), known for its exceptional period pieces, has moved a few doors down Madison Avenue into a boutique at the corner of 76th Street. The new venue, which includes a private salon on the lower level, gives company owners Stephen Feuerman and Russell Zelenetz more than twice the space they previously had to present their new pieces and their burgeoning collection of Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and retro designs. . . . Geneva-based jeweler Avakian (www.avakian.com) opened its first U.S. boutique last December at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The family-owned company, which also has stores in London, Geneva, and Moscow, creates fanciful jewelry and elaborate high-jewelry pieces adorned with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds.

The jewelry house Miseno is named for an ancient city said to magically bring joy to its residents…
Davies takes an ancient Greek jewelry technique and makes it fresh and modern…
Rough-cut diamonds give a fresh twist to the latest creations from De Beers…
The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
Photo by Michael Oldford
Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…