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Bold Black Diamond Jewelry for a Dark Glamour Look

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Black diamonds deliver a bold, avant-garde elegance that other colored diamonds cannot. With a shiny, metallic sheen, the stone stands out that much more in a pavé setting or strands of black-diamond beads. Above: Cadar necklace in 18K yellow gold with 226.6 carats black diamonds and 21.20 carats diamonds, $196,000, Cadar Atelier in New York, by appointment, +1 212 663 […]

Great Heights Launches Luxury Lab-Grown Diamonds Range

By Alex Martin

An ambitious new company is promising to change the diamond market for the better by offering ethically and environmentally sourced stones. Great Heights launches in New York this week with a range of lab-grown diamonds that are just as precious as the natural counterpart but are completely free from sourcing concerns. With the launch of its debut collection, Great Heights […]

Muzo Emerald Colombia’s Spectacular Heritage Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Some of the world’s most beautiful emeralds come from Colombia, and emeralds mined from the Muzo mine are no exception. Muzo regularly collaborates with some of the world’s top designers, including Dana Bronfman, Kimberly Mcdonald, Daniela Villegas, Marina B and Adina Reyter, to name a few. For Muzo’s new Heritage Collection, which launched this year, the company worked with the […]

Saks Fifth Avenue Launches The Vault

By Emma Reynolds

On September 4, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York officially debuted The Vault, the department store’s first-ever dedicated high-jewelry and luxury watches department. Featuring heritage brands rich in history and craftsmanship, The Vault will feature 25 of the world’s most revered brands, including Chopard, Graff, Tiffany & Co, Piaget, Hermès, Franck Muller, Martin Katz, Lorraine Schwartz and Bulgari, among others. […]

Celebrate Spring’s Flora With These Spectacular Jewels

By Emma Reynolds

Bring a touch of spring’s marvelous flora with these spectacular jewels. Exotic blooming flowers and richly detailed leaves in carved lapis, colored titanium and exquisitely shaped aluminum celebrate the season’s bounty, but it’s the addition of diamonds, garnets and rubies that make these pieces really blossom. Above: Coomi flower necklace in 20K yellow gold with 438.21 carats blue lapis and […]

Luxury Jewels that Capture the Ocean’s Magic

By Kristen Shirley

From its vivid plants and charming sea creatures to its undulating waves, the ocean’s magic is captured by jewelers in intricate pieces featuring vibrant tanzanites and blue sapphires. Diamonds that recall the glint of sunlight reflecting off the water’s surface offset their beauty and intense hues. Above: Yeprem earrings in 18K white gold with 12.45 carats diamonds | $40,300, Bergdorf Goodman […]

The Best Ruby Jewelry for July

By Emma Reynolds

You may associate rubies with Valentine’s Day for its rich red color, but rubies are actually the birthstone for those born in July. Rubies are part of the ‘Big Three,’ (along with emeralds and sapphires) are one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth, commanding one of the highest price-per-carat of any stone, according to the Gemological Institute of America […]

Net-a-Porter Launches Invitation-Only High-Jewelry Site

By Emma Reynolds

Online luxury shopping destination, Net-a-Porter, is delivering the ultimate luxury destination for its high-jewelry and timepiece connoisseurs via its new invitation-only digital shopping experience, EIP Privé, which launched July 3. EIP stands for ‘Extremely Important People,’ which Net-a-Porter truly believes: Many of the selections on the site will have traditionally offline jewelry maisons’ most coveted selections, including unique pieces that […]

The Best Pearl Jewelry for June

By Emma Reynolds

Those born in the month of June know that the pearl is their monthly birthstone, and whether or not you’re celebrating a summertime birthday this month, Elite Traveler has rounded up the best and most beautiful pearl jewelry for you to ogle at. There are plenty of pearl options to choose from. Below you’ll find a selection of baroque pearls with rows […]

Jewelmer Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

By Emma Reynolds

Philippine-based fine-jewelry brand Jewelmer is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Founded in 1979 by Jacques Branellec, a French perliculture specialist, and Manuel Cojuangco, a Filipino entrepreneur, Jewelmer is known for its exceptional South Sea pearls and pearl farming and is the leading producer of golden Palawan South Sea pearls. Over the last 40 years, Jewelmer grew the business to […]