Jewelry

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 house Boghossian, Ralph Boghossian realized his vision. The...
Tamara Comolli, the designer known for her colorful, stylish jewelry, has opened her first freestanding boutique in the center of Southampton, New York’s high-profile shopping scene on Main Street...
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...
The Art Deco era produced some of the greatest innovations in jewelry design, and many of the best examples of the period will be on display at the Bijoux Art Deco et Avant-Garde at Les Arts...
Jeweler Sarah Graham turned to the pages of Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms in Nature for inspiration for her newest collection that features an interpretation of coral made in her signature blackened...
"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." That the 32-year-old’s two...
Colorful and exotic, Indian jewelry has a distinctive style that is oftentimes too ornate for an American’s taste. Manju Jasty’s new eponymous collection, however, reconfigures traditional Indian...
The Mikimoto pearl house has spent decades seeking and matching perfectly symmetrical, flawless round pearls for its jewelry designs, but its newest collection highlights asymmetrical, unusually...
At a Christie’s London auction in December, diamond mogul Laurence Graff stunned his competitors when he paid a record-breaking $24.3 million for the 35.56-carat deep-grayish-blue Wittelsbach diamond...
The bracelet shown above exemplifies the unconventional jewelry designs of Luz Camino (available at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan, 212.872.2578). To make this one-of-a-kind, $42,200 piece, she paired...
The venerable American jeweler Harry Winston, known for its glamorous diamond and gemstone jewelry, is inviting clients to become part of the creative process. For the first time, the jeweler has...
Robert Tateossian, international traveler and owner of the British-based cuff link brand bearing his name, has assembled a collection of unique designs featuring unusual gems, minerals, and specimens...
At a London auction in December, Laurence Graff—the founder of Graff Diamonds International—paid about $25 million for the 300-year-old Wittelsbach diamond, a 35.56-carat grayish-blue stone once...
A dark, cavernous main floor; a stark white salon festooned with ostrich feathers; illuminated cracked-glass walls; and kaleidoscopic light shows emanating from the windows at night are not features...
French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels is giving some of its best clients the opportunity to collaborate with its Parisian designers on custom-made pieces at America’s International Fine Art Fair...
When Diamond in the Rough introduced its rough diamond jewelry three years ago, it gave the classic stone a new image by portraying it in its organic, natural form. Today, many jewelers are...
Jewelry designer Sharon Khazzam spent a few years amassing the unusual fancy colored diamonds for her latest necklace featuring 111 diamonds, each in a different shape, color, and size. “This...
THE GIFT One-of-a-kind haute couture parure from Chanel Fine Jewelry consisting of a 70-carat necklace with an 8-carat white-diamond center stone and 2,218 smaller diamonds, and a 6-carat ring with...
The Dior Joaillerie Milly Carnivora collection (212.931.2950) comprises bejeweled rings, earrings, and pendants displaying eight different designs based on carnivorous flowers. The flowers are made...
With 149 baguette diamonds weighing a total of 15 carats, the Hermès Cape Cod 1928 Baguette ( www.hermes.com ) is the French fashion house’s most extravagant timepiece. The diamonds are set without...
When Horace E. Dodge sold Dodge Automobiles to Henry Ford in 1919, he promised to buy his wife Anna any “earthly thing she wanted” with his payment of $12.5 million. She wanted pearls, and he...
Designer David Webb is known for his playful, bold, and colorful animal motif bangles and brooches that were worn by socialites and celebrities in the 1960s. Some of those iconic animal designs were...
The imagination and artistic vision of the world’s leading jewelry designers take root in nature’s familiar forms, turning them into an exotic array of bejeweled flora and fauna. In this garden of...
On a cord around his neck, Turkish jeweler Gurhan Orhan sports a well-worn Sumerian jasper pendant carved with cuneiform symbols, an early form of writing that dates to around 3500 BC. Although he...
At the end of the Gilded Age, Peter Carl Fabergé, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and René Lalique were among the most coveted artisans of the era, imbuing their design influence into an array of luxury...
Dino Modolo, the designer behind the Di MODOLO jewelry collection, has partnered with DD Manufacturing, an Antwerp diamond trader, to create Di MODOLO Haute Couture, a collection of one-of-a-kind...
Fascinated by the chimera of Greek mythology, Louis Cartier—a scion of the French jewelry house—commissioned in 1922 a jeweled bangle carved from coral in the shape of a two-headed version of the...
Two exceptionally rare colored diamonds will be the highlights of Christie’s New York Jewelry Sale ( www.christies?.com ) on October 15 in Manhattan. The stones—a 7.02-carat intense blue diamond and...
Parisian Lydia Courteille’s career as a jewelry designer began with the purchase of a temperamental antique watch that would frequently stop, requiring her to return repeatedly to the dealer to have...
When a 316.15-carat diamond was discovered in 2005 at De Beers’ Venetia mine, it was christened the Ponahalo (a Sotho word that means vision ) by Jonathan Oppenheimer, head of the chairman’s office...

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