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Trend to Watch: Wearable Jewelry Masterpieces

A favorite pastime of mine is spotting jewelry in paintings. Whether it be an Elizabethan dandy’s multiple strings of pearls or a Victorian woman’s mourning jewels, these pieces are a fascinating glimpse into what was most prized in a particular culture or period of time. It was during the Georgian era that the art form […]

Front Runners September 2015: Gray Matters

A uniform set of high-quality, richly colored gray moonstones is a rare find. The designer Katherine Jetter ( discovered the stones used for the necklace shown here (top, price upon request) at last winter’s Tucson Gem Show and paired them with a multicolored opal. The opal weighs 33 carats and is set in gold with […]

FrontRunners November 2014: WATCHES AND JEWELRY

     A modern, minimalist look characterizes the pieces in the Tiffany & Co. T collection (, the first line of jewelry that the 177-year-old company has released since Francesca Amfitheatrof became its first-ever female design director earlier this year. The design of each of the collection’s more than 50 pieces incorporates—subtly or obviously—the letter T. […]