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The Most Beautiful Pieces of Blue Gemstone Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Beloved by ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, lapis lazuli is a stunningly bright, royal-blue gemstone said to encourage self-awareness, creativity and wisdom. It often contains flecks of pyrite that give it a brilliant golden sparkle. Above: Cartier Magnitude high-jewelry necklace in 18K yellow gold with a 15.48-carat yellow sapphire, 39 lapis lazuli beads, 12.55 carats yellow diamond, 7.58 carats diamond […]

Tiina Smith on Curating the Perfect Jewelry Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Tiina Smith is Boston-based jewelry collector, curator and retailer of exquisite vintage jewelry, who collects some of the finest pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Bulgari, Boucheron, David Webb, Moussaieff, Buccellati, David Morris and more. The Harvard Business School alum spent her career on Wall Street world before dedicating her time to curating vintage jewelry. She […]

Jewelry Designers Launch #Linked Campaign for Charity

By Emma Reynolds

More than 100 fine-jewelry designers around the country have united for a new campaign called #Linked, which benefits No Kid Hungry, a national program supporting kids in need. Founded by Danielle Gadi of Danielle Gadi PR and Jen Lowitz of IHPR, the duo is using their network of jewelry designers to give back to underprivileged kids in the wake of […]

Travel Diaries: Jacquie Aiche

By Emma Reynolds

In our ongoing Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler speaks with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe. Jacquie Aiche, jewelry designer Tuscon, Arizona Fine jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche runs her eponymous jewelry line, which is handmade in California. Her boho-luxe pieces include precious gemstones focusing on natural shapes set […]

Bulgari Debuts B.zero1 Rock Jewelry Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Bulgari recently debuted its new B.zero1 Rock Jewelry Collection, which pays homage to heritage tubogas chokers with studs from the 1980s. The original B.zero1 design (launched in 2001) is inspired by a world landmark and one of the most important landmarks of Roman heritage: the Colosseum. Each piece from Bulgari B.zero1 Rock Jewelry Collection (which ranges from stunning rings with pavé […]

Behind the Scenes with Jewelry Designer Melanie Georgacopoulos

By Emma Reynolds

In our online Craftsmanship series, we take you behind-the-scenes with some of the world’s most talented designers to show you how your favorite luxury products are made.  Melanie Georgacopoulos is not your average pearl-jewelry designer. The Greek/French designer, who is based in London, uses pearl in a variety of creative and ultra-contemporary ways, completely elevating the pearl in a modern way. […]

Beekman New York Launches Fine Jewelry Sharing Service

By Emma Reynolds

Whether you are a jewelry collector or simply love rare gems, Beekman New York, a luxury sharing service for fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, should be on your radar. The company was founded by New York City-based duo, Dr Sharon Novak, a luxury business expert and highly trained, certified gemologist, and Chris Keesee, a philanthropist and investor. They founded […]

Insignia’s Jewelry Card Launches in the US

By Emma Reynolds

London-based luxury lifestyle management service Insignia has decided  that the US is ready for its premium services. The brand recently launched its coveted, super-premium payment card — its jewelry card — to the American market at the 2019 New York Jewelry Show. The catch? The services, including owning the card, is invite-only.  The jewelry card, whose main competitor is the […]

A Selection of Colorful High-jewelry Masterpieces

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

What sets a beautiful piece of jewelry apart from an exquisite one is its combination of stones, cuts and settings. These colorful high-jewelry masterpieces feature incredible stones, including the Big Three (sapphire, emerald and ruby), paired with mixed cuts, like hand-carved gems, cabochons and pavé stones. Above: Bulgari Cinemagia high-jewelry necklace in 18K pink gold with 82.21 carats tanzanite, 65.21 […]

A Cut Above: Luxury Diamond Jewelery

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Marquise, baguette, round, Asscher, emerald, rose and pear — no matter a diamond’s shape, each offers a unique brilliance. When different cuts are placed together on one piece of incredible high jewelry, they dazzle even more. Above: Anna Hu Salut d’Amour necklace in 18K white gold with 36.52 carats diamond, price on request, by appointment, contact Gina Wu, business operations […]