Fred Feldmesser

Jewelry: Pursuit of Perfection

Of the tens of thousands of diamonds that I have viewed through the loupe over my 40-year career as a private jeweler, only a small number have stood out as truly exceptional and singularly beautiful. Even rarer has been the perfect stone. Last spring, an associate of mine, whose family has been cutting and polishing […]

Symposium: Leaving Legacies

Thirteen years ago, I went to The St. Regis in New York City to meet with a woman of great style, to whom I had been introduced some months earlier. This was not, however, a romantic liaison, but rather a potential business deal. She had a valuable family heirloom that she was considering selling, and […]