Gem and jewelry dealer Lee Siegelson, the third-generation owner of the Manhattan-based family business, is a source of many of the world’s greatest 20th-century masterpieces. These two art deco designs (from top: Jean Fouquet and Cartier) attest his expert eye for beautiful and coveted designs. (siegelson.com)
By The Numbers
1926: Year of the Jean Fouquet cuff shown (top, image above), which includes 100 carats of aquamarines and 232 old European-cut and single-cut diamonds.
184: Round diamonds in the circa-1925 Cartier bangle shown (bottom, image above), which also incorporates 58 buff-top emeralds, black enamel, and onyx.
1800s: Century that yielded the one piece Siegelson says he would never sell—a Swiss mechanical singing-bird box by Charles Bruguier that his children adore.