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Jewelry Trend: Coral

By Kristen Shirley Coral jewelry is increasingly precious due to overfishing and the effects of climate change. Its sourcing and trade is highly regulated, and rightly so. From soft pinks to the highly sought-after deep reds, our pick of coral pieces from prestigious jewelry houses allows you to wear the stunning pieces without a weight on your conscience. Bulgari Diva’s Dream High Jewelry earrings […]

Rare & Beautiful: David Webb

By Manon Crespi He was once referred to as “the creative meteor about town,” which makes perfect sense having had such incredible clients as Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and the Duchess of Windsor. Sadly, though, like a bright star that passes through the earth’s atmosphere, David Webb’s light was cut short by cancer at the age of 50 back in […]

Rare & Beautiful: Jewelry Generations

By Manon Crespi Family-owned jewelry businesses are special. Each one has its own DNA woven through one generation after another, distinguishing family traits otherwise known as the jewelry’s aesthetic and the company’s best practices. Successful family-owned companies preserve the family heirlooms of design, technique, quality, craftsmanship, and of course customer service, while merging the best of the old with the […]

Astronomy Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley Diamonds and star-shaped jewelry are a perfect match – both twinkling and hypnotic. No wonder modern jewelry designers are enchanted. Jacob & Co. Celeste earrings in 18K white gold with 2.20 carats emeralds and 3.51 carats diamonds, $40,100, Jacob & Co. in New York, Craig Rizzieri, +1 212 719 5887, Brazilian jeweler H.Stern has been inspired […]

Graff Venus: The World’s Largest D Flawless Diamond

By Kristen Shirley I know a way that you can show your beloved how much she means to you this holiday season, and it is courtesy of Graff Diamonds. Graff recently revealed the largest D flawless heart-shaped diamond in the world; certainly a way to show your true love. The Graff Venus, as it is called, weighs 118.78 carats and […]

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 […]