Jewelry

Leave it to a fashion house to see fine jewelry through a different lens: Without the constraints of a jewelry heritage, Chanel Fine Jewelry created a series of daring new designs with its 2011...
Harry Winston looked no further than its robust archives for inspiration for Ultimate Adornments, its most ambitious collection in decades. Some of the 40 elaborate, one-of-a-kind pieces recall...
When Greg Kwiat took over as CEO of the storied vintage jeweler Fred Leighton two and a half years ago, he knew that keeping up the inventory of rare collectible jewelry would be a challenge. "It...
To say that this 11-carat fancy intense-blue diamond is one of a kind is almost an understatement. Less than 0.3 percent of all diamonds are blue, and because of this gem’s extraordinary size and...
With 11 sugarloaf-cut emeralds, 2,000 diamonds, and more than 18 months of work, Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao created this exquisite Equinox cuff (price upon request). It is one of just eight...
When Beverly Hills designer Martin Katz meets with a gem dealer, he typically asks, "What do you have that is weird and different?" Rather than seeking traditional sapphires, diamonds, and rubies,...
Cartier’s famous panther first slinked onto the scene in 1914, in a drawing commissioned by Louis Cartier to decorate an invitation. But it was not until the 1930s that Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s...
Fifth-generation Roman jeweler Alberto Petochi created his first collection around his family’s heirlooms: three rare Roman coins. The New York–based entrepreneur had the three coins re-created by...
Tateossian, known for its wide variety of cuff links, from playful animals to serious gemstone designs, opened its fifth store in London—a sleek space right on Chelsea Harbour in Imperial Wharf—where...
A nearly 35-carat diamond called the Beau Sancy—one of the most important historic diamonds ever to come to auction—will be the showstopper at the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale at Sotheby’...
Striking in its simplicity and purity of form, the Cartier Juste un Clou collection ( www.cartier.com ) revives Aldo Cipullo’s industrial nail designs in a series of 18-karat-gold rings and bracelets...
In the demure world of fine jewelry, where designers tend to play it safe when working with tens of thousands of dollars in diamonds and gemstones, Wilfredo Rosado is shaking things up. One of his...
Philanthropist Lily Safra, the widow of Edmond J. Safra, is offering a magnificent collection of her personal jewelry estimated at more $20 million at a Christie’s auction in Geneva on May 14, with...
Considered one of the last great heiresses of America’s Gilded Age, Huguette M. Clark passed away last year at age 104, leaving an estate reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Along with...
Elisa Browsh collected the one-of-kind cultured pearls featured in her Elyria Cat Street collection ( www.elyriajewels.com ) over the last three years, searching for unusual specimens to sell through...
Sarah Besnainou believes that jewelry, like love, is eternal. The Parisian designer’s brand, Eternamé ( www.neapolitanonline.com ), which means "make me eternal" in Greek, comprises colorful, bold...
When an antiques dealer showed Nico Landrigan a cabochon-sapphire brooch from the late 19th century, it was with the hope that Landrigan would buy the ornament simply to harvest its 30-carat...
Legendary jewelry brand Fabergé has returned to London with a new boutique for the first time in nearly a century. Located on the corner of Grafton and Bond Streets, the store references its...
Jewelry designer Ivanka Trump has moved her Madison Avenue jewelry store from its swanky Upper East Side location to Mercer Street in SoHo. It’s not just a geographical change; the jewelry reflects a...
Caps shaped liked a feminine neckline and engraved with the double-G royal monogram reference the inspiration for the Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco collection ( www.montblanc.com ). The series...
Like the jewelry that company founder René Lalique created nearly a century ago, the pieces in the Lalique Fine Jewelry collection ( www.lalique.com ) feature crystal, diamonds, and gemstones...
Peter Thum’s signet ring is a striking object: a textured piece of steel and gold, hand-forged by jeweler Philip Crangi and concealing a secret inside the band—the serial number of the AK-47 from...
Designer Cynthia Rose, known for her clothing and accessories, unveiled her first fine jewelry collection at L’Armoire on Park Street in New Canaan, Conn., showcasing her new fine jewelry. Inspired...
Evan Yurman did not hesitate after receiving a call from a gemstone trader in Thailand last year and learning that a cache of extraordinary blue tourmalines had been uncovered in Africa. Yurman, a...
In the insular world of high jewelry, a handful of international players trade the rarest and most exceptional stones, moving them from one country to another until the gems find the right buyer...
Designer Ralph Lauren unveiled a capsule jewelry collection featuring nine stylish Art Deco–inspired pieces at his women’s flagship on Madison Avenue in New York this month. The Modern Art Deco Fine...
Hutton Wilkinson, the 30-year business partner of jewelry designer Tony Duquette, carries on his late colleague’s legacy of one-of-a-kind, artistic fine jewelry pieces through his own designs and,...
Photography by Lisa Charles Watson. Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner. The lore may twist back through centuries, but the allure of colored gemstones is simply immediate and irresistible. From...
Carnivorous plants, Disney cartoons, hallucinogenic drugs—the inspirations behind Victoire de Castellane’s jewelry designs are about as unconventional as it gets. But for more than a decade as the...
A new collection of 40 one-of-a-kind designs, the Ultimate Adornments by Harry Winston ( www.harrywinston.com ) references key people in the brand’s 79-year history as well as cultural ideals of...

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