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Rare & Beautiful: Lika Behar

By Manon Crespi Turkish-born jewelry designer, Lika Behar, has accomplished things in her lifetime most would envy. She attended British and American schools growing up in the 60s and 70s in Istanbul, learning four languages and speaking them fluently by the time she graduated from high school. Her father had an estate and minted coin business, and her mother was […]

Under the Sea: Ocean Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley Designers probed the ocean’s depths and plundered seafaring myths for inspiration when creating these stunning jewels. David Webb brings Neptune to life in a carved yellow gold and platinum brooch, embellished with green enamel, pearls and precious stones. Monica Rich Kosann’s playful octopus has diamond eyes and swinging tentacles. London-based designer Elizabeth Gage carved a 32.80 carat […]

Rare & Beautiful: Misahara

By Manon Crespi Two triangles coming together at its points, a symbol created by jewelry designer, Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, comprise the logo of her company, Misahara. They are the tangible expression of the soul of the brand: unity. With two parents from vastly different cultures, an American mother and Serbian father, Galeb-Roskopp knows firsthand that the state of being one amongst […]

Rare & Beautiful: Frederic Sage

By Manon Crespi One of Frederic Sage’s earliest jewelry memories is standing in front of a jewelry store window when he was nine-years-old. He’d made a habit of occasional visits to his father’s office after school, but this time was different. Something in the window next to his father’s office caught his eye. Through the glass, an array of rubies, […]

Birds of a Feather

By Kristen Shirley French jeweler Boucheron has been designing bejeweled animals since 1888, when Frédéric Boucheron gave his wife a necklace representing a snake to watch over her while he was away. Nuri, the cuddling cockatoo pendant has a rainbow of precious colored stones to denote multicolored feathers. Both Tiffany & Co. and Graff Diamonds have exquisitely detailed brooches depicting birds. Over at Temple St Clair, the designer’s fascination with birds of prey has taken flight with her […]

Rare and Beautiful: Vicenza

By Manon Crespi My eyes first go to the meticulously cut, precious gemstones when observing fine jewelry.  I think about which remote mine they came from and how long it took the miners to discover them. I’m drawn to the way the gemstones are set into glimmering gold and how the gold is fashioned into a fantastical design with unparalleled […]

Christian Louboutin Celebrates with Jaeger-LeCoultre on 85th Birthday of Reverso Exclusively at Harrods

  By Codelia Mantsebo In celebration of the iconic Revero’s 85th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre showcases exclusively at the Harrods Fine Watch Room. The presentation of two new editions is created in collaboration with luxurious shoe legend Christian Louboutin. The latest Reversos; The Loopi-Loop and Officer Straps see a creative clash between the two luxurious brands in a brilliantly fanciful collaborative endeavor. These […]

Abellán New York showcase in Moda Operandi London

Abellán New York will be showcasing their hand crafted magnificent jewels at the by appointment-only salon in Moda Operandi London during May until mid June 2016. Abellán New York creates stunning exceptional jewelry. The unique designs take inspiration from the artist’s mind and heart, influenced by her travels around the world. Each is a singular expression of the Abellán’s creative […]

Ray Griffiths: Rare and Beautiful

By Manon Crespi The start of each New Year, for me, brings the excitement of discovery.  Every February the Centurion jewelry trade show, one of the United States’ most coveted shows for jewelry designers, kicks off the chain of jewelry show events that will follow throughout the rest of the year.  It’s a gold mine for finding rare and beautiful jewelry.  […]

Diamonds Do Good – The Ultimate Journey

By Michael O’Connor As a sophisticated traveler one understands the various types of journeys that might be embarked upon over a lifetime – business journeys, pleasure trips or voyages with a purpose. As an elite traveler it’s easy to understand the context of time when it comes to journeys. Well, what if I told you that the ultimate journey might […]