Jewelry

Known for its colorful, stylish designs, the Italian jeweler Pomellato has unveiled a striking collection of cool white-agate pieces set in 18-karat rose gold. The new designs are a fresh take on the...
Blue diamonds account for less than one percent of all mined diamonds, and thus a fancy deep-blue one is considered an exceptional discovery—which is why Bonhams’ offering of a 5.30-carat deep-blue...
Brooke Garber Neidich commands attention—not only because she cochairs the Whitney Museum of Amer­ican Art’s board of trustees and cofounded the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted...
When creating its newest jewelry collections, Baccarat looked to an unprecedented source of inspiration: its tableware. For the B Mania and B Lovely lines, which arrive in stores this month, the...
With its sinuous form and exotic markings, the serpent has served as the inspiration for myriad adornments throughout the centuries. Now, with Chinese astrology’s Year of the Snake upon us, top...
In a career spanning more than 60 years, Gilbert Albert has cultivated a global following for his artistic approach to contemporary fine jewelry. That reputation is bound to grow with the opening of...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Renowned French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels was recognized for several design and technical innovations over the past century, and its glorious heritage is being celebrated with an elaborate...
The story line could have been lifted from a fable, or perhaps a Mel Brooks film: During the renovation of a venerable Moscow mansion in 1990, workers opened up a wall and discovered a cache of old...

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