Jewelry

Antonia Miletto (917.322.9672, www.antoniamiletto.com ) recognized the creative possibilities inherent in the rugged, sculptural properties of wood 20 years ago, when she was traveling in Brazil. She...
No one can accuse Lauren Adriana of suffering from an identity crisis: “Being a jeweler is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” the 27-year-old asserts. She has accomplished as much in pretty impressive...
As the Year of the Snake kicks off with Chinese New Year festivities, Bulgari is paying homage to its own glittering snake designs, which span more than 70 years. The Italian luxury house has...
A year filled with dazzling design and ambition from our Best of the Best jewelry designers. Such...
The French jeweler Van Cleef and Arpels has reimagined one of its signature 1970s designs—a wooden bangle with gold plates—in the Croire à la Chance bracelets, whose name means “to believe in luck.”...
When acquiring fine jewelry and gems, it's important to consider some precautionary measures before making a significant purchase. Diamonds, gemstones, and pearls appear in an exceptionally wide...
If you cannot decide what cuff links to wear, Brioni has created a clever concept that delivers six options in one design. The new white-gold cuff links ($3,900) come with six interchangeable mother-...
Every year, De Beers (800.929.0889, www.debeers.com ) unveils fresh design themes that incorporate classic round white diamonds and rough varieties of pink, yellow, and cognac stones. But with its...
After breaking several sales records at auction last year, colored diamonds might be one of the best investment gifts for Valentine’s Day. The One and Only One, a group of seven U.S. jewelers, is...
The Italian jewelry brand Prediletto, whose name means “favorite,” creates playful jeweled gifts—literally—such as a pink bow ring made up of 170 rubies ($8,600); a ring in the shape of a gift box...
Paris’s Place Vendôme, home to some of the world’s great jewelry and watch houses, will welcome a new member to its elite ranks early this year with the opening of a boutique from Parisian jewelry...
Marking the 120th anniversary of when company founder Kokichi Mikimoto began producing cultured pearls, the Mikimoto Regalia collection ( www.mikimoto.com ) incorporates the largest and most...
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Jewelry

Most jewelry experts agree that when it comes to building a collection, the most serious collectors are gravitating toward period pieces. According to Daphne Lingon, a specialist at Christie’s,...
The Greenwich, Conn., shop Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry ( www.simonteakle.com ) has opened with an impressive selection of antique pieces, including the Chaumet sapphire-and-diamond earrings shown here...
THE GIFT A nearly 30-carat D-flawless, Type IIA Golconda cushion-cut diamond. A custom-designed piece of jewelry to showcase the stone. Starting at $7 million The world’s first diamonds were...
THE GIFT A bespoke jeweled Fabergé egg pendant created to the recipient’s specifications. A visit to Moscow with Fabergé creative and managing director Katharina Flohr. A private tour of the Kremlin’...
One of the world’s rarest diamonds will set the stage at Christie’s Geneva auction on November 13. The whopping 76.02–carat stone (about the size of a walnut) originated in south central India’s...
In the lore of famous jewels, these objects of great price are invariably plucked by bandits from the eyes of idols. Such is the case with the 195-carat Black Orlov diamond, which reputedly served as...
The Embrace ring, one of eight diamond designs in the De Beers Imaginary Nature Collection ( www.debeers.com ), features an 8.88-carat diamond at the center of a setting that extends around the...
The extravagance of the Jazz Age is reinterpreted for a new millennium. Photo 1 : William Goldberg Ashoka-cut diamond hoop earrings set in palladium, $130,000 (212.980.4343, www.williamgoldberg.com...
The jewelers Sorab & Roshi have opened a charming storefront on Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Conn., offering a wide array of colorful, one-of-a-kind pieces. The husband-and-wife duo, who started...
Men’s jewelry design is always a challenging proposition because while men desire a distinctive style, most won’t wear anything glittering or shiny. Designer Mads Kornerup of Copenhagen created a...
The bracelet, ring, and earring designs in Brazilian jeweler H. Stern’s new Ancient America Collection ( www.hstern.net ) subtly represent animals that were symbolic to pre-Columbian cultures. The...
In ancient Egypt, scarab beetles symbolized resurrection; in the hands of the Parisian jeweler Lorenz Bäumer ( www.lorenzbaumer.com ), the sacred insects have been reborn as luminous brooches with an...
George Frederick Kunz was the Indiana Jones of his day. Kunz—who in 1879, at age 23, became Tiffany & Co.’s first chief gemologist—climbed the Ural Mountains of Russia, explored the African...

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