A dark, cavernous main floor; a stark white salon festooned with ostrich feathers; illuminated cracked-glass walls; and kalei
At a London auction in December, Laurence Graff—the founder of Graff Diamonds International—paid about $25 million for the 30
Parisian Lydia Courteille’s career as a jewelry designer began with the purchase of a temperamental antique watch that would frequently st
Two exceptionally rare colored diamonds will be the highlights of Christie’s New York Jewelry Sale (
Fascinated by the chimera of Greek mythology, Louis Cartier—a scion of the French jewelry house—commissioned in 1922 a jeweled bangle carv
De Beers, the mastermind behind diamond marketing for the past century, intends to change the way we value this coveted stone.
Jewelry designer Nina Runsdorf (212.382.1243) scours the diamond market for nontraditional stones—thin slices or rough rocks
In the late 1950s, an expert at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)—the world’s leading nonprofit institute devoted to gemological
Manhattan jeweler Stephen Russell (212.570.6900, www.stephenrussell.
"You never know what’s inside a geode until you crack it open," says jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald (
The Bernard K.
The South Sea pearl company AUTORE transforms the classic gem from the sea into imaginative jewelry creations.
Last December, at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York, the auctioneer’s gavel came down on an astonishing bid of $82,000 for a
When, in 2005, jeweler Viren Bhagat acquired an exceptional 17th-??century, 70-?carat carved emerald, he envisioned the Mughal-era jewel a
Known for his collection of rarefied estate jewelry, Lee Siegelson of Siegelson (212.?832.?2666,
Much the same way that haute couture clients can meet with fashion designers to review the latest collections and customize their selectio
Jacques Cartier, of the cartier jewelry house, and Jacques Arpels, of Van Cleef & Arpels, both traveled throughout Asia in the early 2
For 12 days last fall, at its expansive gallery in Manhattan’s hip Meatpacking District, the Phillips de Pury auction house presented 45 work
To introduce L’Atlantide (Atlantis), its latest high-jewelry collection, Van Cleef & Arpels hosted a party, last November in Hong Kong, a
TMB Art Metal (www.tmbartmetal.com) —a London company that produces sculpture and j