Tahitian and South Sea varieties might be the most valuable types of pearls, but their traditionally round shapes did not fit the vision o
Solange Azagury-Partridge, known for creating unconventional fine jewelry such as the red enamel and gold Hotlips ring and the Poison ring
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveils its highly anticipated exhibition “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kab
When Greek immigrant and silversmith Sotirio Bulgari opened his shop on Rome’s Via Sistina in 1884, he could never have envisioned how his
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 ate
Gold-and-diamond designs from Italian jeweler Mattia Cielo (www.mattia?cielo.com; a
The turbulent economy does not appear to have tempered Sharon Khazzam’s characteristic creativity.
With the 2008 debut of Bogh-Art (+41.22.732.75.55, www.bogh-art.com), the first retail
geode jewelry of Kimberly McDonald (www.kimberlymcdonald.com; available at Berg
We have it on biblical authority that there is nothing new under the sun.
"Jewelry should be like a melody," says classical-cellist-turned-designer Anna Hu.
At a Christie’s London auction in December, diamond mogul Laurence Graff stunned his competitors when he paid a record-breaking $24.3 mill
The bracelet shown above exemplifies the unconventional jewelry designs of Luz Camino (available at Bergdorf Goodman in Manh
A dark, cavernous main floor; a stark white salon festooned with ostrich feathers; illuminated cracked-glass walls; and kalei
At a London auction in December, Laurence Graff—the founder of Graff Diamonds International—paid about $25 million for the 30
Fascinated by the chimera of Greek mythology, Louis Cartier—a scion of the French jewelry house—commissioned in 1922 a jeweled bangle carv
Two exceptionally rare colored diamonds will be the highlights of Christie’s New York Jewelry Sale (
Parisian Lydia Courteille’s career as a jewelry designer began with the purchase of a temperamental antique watch that would frequently st
In the late 1950s, an expert at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)—the world’s leading nonprofit institute devoted to gemological
Jewelry designer Nina Runsdorf (212.382.1243) scours the diamond market for nontraditional stones—thin slices or rough rocks
De Beers, the mastermind behind diamond marketing for the past century, intends to change the way we value this coveted stone.
Manhattan jeweler Stephen Russell (212.570.6900, www.stephenrussell.
"You never know what’s inside a geode until you crack it open," says jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald (
The Bernard K.
The South Sea pearl company AUTORE transforms the classic gem from the sea into imaginative jewelry creations.
Last December, at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York, the auctioneer’s gavel came down on an astonishing bid of $82,000 for a
Known for his collection of rarefied estate jewelry, Lee Siegelson of Siegelson (212.?832.?2666,
When, in 2005, jeweler Viren Bhagat acquired an exceptional 17th-??century, 70-?carat carved emerald, he envisioned the Mughal-era jewel a
Much the same way that haute couture clients can meet with fashion designers to review the latest collections and customize their selectio
Jacques Cartier, of the cartier jewelry house, and Jacques Arpels, of Van Cleef & Arpels, both traveled throughout Asia in the early 2