Jewelry

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...
The escort swipes his security card past the magnet, and the door opens. Then a second secured door, and a third. At last, we arrive in a small salon in the inner sanctum of Christie’s New York,...
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...
Known for bold gold and colorful gemstone designs reflecting a modern Italian spirit, Marina Bulgari forged a signature collection bearing the name Marina B in the mid-1970s. A member of the famous...
Mention the word “timeless” to a qualified jewelry expert and you’ll get the same general response: the Art Deco period. It seems to be a guaranteed thing, right up there with death and taxes. “...
An exceptional 32.77-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond, dubbed the Vivid Yellow, will be auctioned off October 18 at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York. The guitar pick–sized gem, which is...
Art and jewelry collectors will have the rare opportunity to buy pieces from some of the most innovative jewelry artists in the world at LOOT 2011: MAD about Jewelry , the 11th annual contemporary...
T he U.S. Marshals Service Northern District of Ohio will auction off an internally flawless, fancy intense 43.51-carat yellow diamond. The auction for the stone, which is about the size of a...
If you are in the market for a unique jewelry piece or a personalized jewelry gift, 10 Rue Royale in Paris, located at that eponymous address, established a business with the sole purpose of helping...
Parisian jeweler Lorenz Bäumer designed Louis Vuitton’s first fine jewelry collection two years ago, but for his own collection this year, he went in a wildly inventive new direction—several of them...
James de Givenchy, designer for Sotheby’s Diamonds (212.894.1400, www.sothebysdiamonds.com ) , fashions avant-?garde jewelry using some of the world’s best diamonds. This year he continues to...
just five years’ time, Leviev (212.763.5300, www.leviev.com ) has earned a reputation as one of the world’s great diamond houses, with spectacular white and fancy colored diamonds set into stylish...
"I always believe that when you have the opportunity to acquire something unique it’s your lucky day, because once it’s gone the opportunity has gone also," says Laurence Graff, founder of Graff, who...
When Harry Winston (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com ) unveiled its Court of Jewels exhibit last November in New York, it was reminiscent of the jeweler’s original display bearing the same name...
The Munich-based jeweler Hemmerle (+49.89.24.22.600, www.hemmerle.com ) stands apart for its fearless combinations of exceptional diamonds and gemstones with ordinary metals such as brass and...
t last year’s Biennale des Anti­quaires in Paris, Cartier (800.?227.8437, www.cartier.com ) presented 60 high-style designs featuring flamboyant feather and colorful bird motifs and romantic details...
In 1920, Coco Chanel journeyed to Venice, Italy, where the Oriental design elements in the Doge’s Palace inspired a new Byzantine direction in her own creations, with ornate, colorful pieces that...
Natural color diamonds and rare gemstones have sold at record prices during the past few years on the international auction market proving that they can be an extraordinary treasure for both...
Martin Katz (310.276.7200, www.martinkatz.com ) has never been one to follow trends, and his ability to stick to what he does best—create beautifully designed women’s jewelry that can be worn day or...
Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao (886.2.2711.7718, www.cindychao.com ) is known to spend more than two years on a single piece, such as the Masterpiece Solstice cuff—a creation of 5,170 diamonds and...
Dorfman Jewelers is presenting a collection of 15 rare color diamonds, including blue, pink, yellow, and green, at its store on Newbury Street in Boston on May 11 and 12. The event is designed to...
Nature is an abundant source of inspiration for many jewelry designers, but newcomer Brooke Kanani Sachs takes actual elements from the forest and beach and casts them in 18-karat gold settings with...
American Estate Jewelry has revived the time-honored craft of finely detailed repoussé sterling silver jewelry and accessories in a new 50-piece collection. The jewelry company was established when...
Inspired by her vast collection of contemporary art, which includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, Geneva-based designer Suzanne Syz creates colorful, bold jewelry...
Over 180 years, the house of Sillam evolved from making swords to crafting fine jewelry. To this proud tradition, fifth-generation family member Henri brings his own, more contemporary vernacular for...
Tamsen Ann Ziff’s jewelry represents a kind of sparkling travelogue—expressions of Ziff’s journeys fashioned from rare and unusual gems, mineral fragments, and assorted artifacts she’s acquired at...
Macao-based Wallace Chan, whose unconventional designs were unveiled in the United States for the first time in fall 2010, has forged new ways of setting large gemstones atop other stones, creating...
For more than 30 years David Yurman has created signature sterling silver and gold jewelry for a loyal following, but in 2010 with the opening of a Madison Avenue flagship store, the designer and his...
Cindy Chao: The Art Jewel produces one-of-a-kind designs that begin with the study of nature, particularly flowers, offered in two collections: her Black Label and White Label. Each collection...

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