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Artist Brady Legler Launches a Fine-Jewelry Collection

At 24 years old, Brady Legler, a student at New York’s Parsons the New School for Design, is already making a name for himself with his bright abstract paintings, which are selling for thousands of dollars—and now he has launched a collection of equally striking fine jewelry. Legler cites his Italian grandmother’s elegant style as […]

Doyle & Doyle Brings Vintage Jewelry to the Meatpacking District

With its friendly, unintimidating atmosphere, the Manhattan boutique Doyle & Doyle—which sells vintage and antique jewelry and is owned by the sisters Pam and Elizabeth Doyle—has cultivated a loyal following from the moment it opened its doors in 2000. Now, having relocated from the Lower East Side to a new location—with triple the space—in New […]

Mikimoto Celebrates 120 Years with Four Seasons of High Jewelry

For all their glamour and prestige, cultured pearls were first created under unexpectedly modest circumstances. Kokichi Mikimoto, the son of a noodle-shop owner, developed an early fascination with natural pearls but was dismayed by their uneven quality and erratic availability. Inspired to develop a method for cultivating pearls that would match the beauty of the […]

The House That Berluti Built

If anyone is still clinging to the notion that Berluti makes only leather goods—albeit luxuriously handcrafted ones—the label’s new Paris flagship on the rue de Sèvres will leave no doubt that it is a full-fledged fashion house. The store shows off the extent of the brand’s savoir-faire in a luxurious environment complete with leather-adorned walls […]

Kara Ross Opens Her Own Jewelry Box

For the jewelry and accessories designer Kara Ross, 2013 has been a breakout year. It marks the 10th anniversary of her eponymous brand and fine-jewelry collection, and it coincides with the appearance of her work in three major museum exhibitions. The final coup among her accomplishments: opening her first boutique just in time for holiday […]

Jewels by JAR Celebrated at the Met

The New York–born, Paris-based jeweler Joel A. Rosenthal, whose small atelier is known by his initials JAR, is recognized by a relatively small number of international jewelry lovers with the right connections to get an appointment at his Place Vendôme salon to buy one of his lavish creations. Despite his elusiveness, the press-averse designer is […]

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