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Top High-Jewelry Houses

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The pinnacle of the jewelry world, high jewelry features a house’s most exceptional stones and showcases its creativity and technical advances in craftsmanship. Each piece is special and rare, most never recreated. Some pieces, like the Hope Diamond seen here, become world-famous. Some are purchased […]

Buccellati Arrives on Net-a-Porter

By Olivia Cuccaro Fine jewelry is becoming as easy to shop for online as everyday clothing and accessories as more and more brands take the plunge. Italian jewelry house Buccellati has partnered with luxury women’s retail site Net-a-Porter to bring shoppers handcrafted pieces without ever setting foot in a boutique. Named as one of our Top High-Jewelry Houses in the […]

Rare & Beautiful: Garden Party

By Manon Crespi With spring in the air flowers are cropping up everywhere. And so, too, is the next wave of spring’s floral-themed jewelry. Nature has always been a source of inspiration for jewelry designers, but it can hardly get old when it references the new life and new beginnings that springtime faithfully brings. Whether classical or contemporary in form […]

Rebus: Bringing a Classic Back

By Lauren Jade Hill Since 1971, the workshop of the goldsmiths and hand engravers behind Rebus has been retaining its traditional hand-engraving methods, which has led to its long-held reputation for quality. Now, Rebus places the focus on hand-engraved signet rings, and with an increasing appreciation for classic jewelry in which people can express their individuality, they’re receiving a new wave […]

Jewelry: Pure Gold

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Diamonds are forever, but there’s something about architectural jewelry in gorgeous gold that is pure and beautiful. In Paris, Gaia Repossi modernized her family’s brand with avant-garde high jewelry that uses significant stones in unexpected ways. “It’s a new and quite radical approach,” Gaia says, “with huge respect […]

Gübelin and Roger Dubuis Collaborate to Find Inspiration in Paraiba Tourmalines

On October 27, 2016, the House of Gübelin and the Geneva Manufacturer of Roger Dubuis jointly presented delightful new creations based on Paraiba tourmalines. Gübelin found inspiration for its new “Grace of the Sea Anemone” line from the inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline. In keeping with this theme, Roger Dubuis created the “Velvet Paraiba” watch, incorporating the fluid forms […]

April Birthstone Jewelry: Diamond

By Olivia Cuccaro April showers sparkle with this month’s birthstone- the diamond. Not just for engagement rings, the stone dazzles in bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and more. While most of these precious gems are more than a billion years old, diamonds can appropriately adorn women of all ages, making a diamond-studded piece the perfect April birthday present. See this editor’s […]

David Morris Opens Paris Boutique

By Olivia Cuccaro London jeweler David Morris has found a home in France. The luxury jewelry brand recently opened a boutique in Paris as the second European store outside of its London flagship. Near the Hôtel Costes, the new boutique is perfectly positioned on rue Saint Honoré for a stop on your Paris shopping excursion. David Morris’s overtly glamorous pieces […]

Rare & Beautiful: Temple St Clair

By Manon Crespi American fine jeweler Temple St Clair celebrates 30 years of storytelling through imaginative designs, precious materials and meticulous craftsmanship. Her jewelry sojourn began in Florence, Italy, where she continues to employ the masterful skills of Florentine goldsmiths who have carried out her creative vision for the past 30 years. In my interview with St Clair, I learned […]

Jewelry Trend: Colored Diamonds

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Some of the world’s most famous stones are colored diamonds, and for good reason. Only one in 10,000 diamonds is certified as a fancy-colored diamond. This rarity alone is enough to make them highly collectible, and then, of course, there’s that other element that is […]