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Into the Deep: Playful Ocean-Inspired Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Whether it’s a playful octopus swimming in the ocean’s depths or a palm tree swaying gently on the beach, the marine world offers plenty of inspiration for designers. In a recent addition to his beloved Crazymals series, de Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi rendered an endearing octopus called Buddy in […]

Rare & Beautiful: Enchanting Metals

By Manon Crespi

I’ve been intrigued lately by the unique way jewelry designers are using metal colorations in their fine jewelry collections. Some are forsaking traditional 18K gold altogether for stronger and lighter titanium, while others opt for ceramic and rhodium-plating to enhance 18K gold. The wonderfully creative and exquisite jewelry below showcases varying applications of all three materials. Neha Dani titanium and […]

Celebrating the Fine Jewelry of Oscar Heyman

Oscar Heyman has been creating extraordinary fine jewelry since 1912. Now the brand is known as the “Jeweler’s Jeweler” for showcasing the striking elegance of colorful gemstones and the beauty of women who wear them. Each piece is meticulously crafted by American artisans using European techniques, which have been passed down through three generations of this family business. The history […]

Ananya Launches Fine Jewelry Collection in London

By Lauren Hill

Deeply rooted in Indian culture, fine jewelry brand Ananya celebrates the personal meaning behind jewelry and its power to connect with the wearer. Up until now, Ananya has been focused on its Asia-based clientele but November sees the launch of the fine jewelry brand in London, with two signature collections being introduced first, along with the opportunity to create bespoke […]

Radiant Rubies for the Holiday Season

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Rubies have long been considered the ‘king of all gemstones,’ but we love rubellites and red sapphires nearly as much. And yes,while red stones are perfect for the holiday season, these pieces feature stunning craftsmanship and stones that are well suited to wear year-round. At Graff and Bayco, rubies […]

World’s Largest D-Flawless Diamond Auctioned Off

By Will Grice

Christie’s has just announced the world’s largest diamond has been auctioned off for a record breaking $33.8 million, the largest sum of money ever paid for a gem of its kind. The 163.41-carat flawless diamond necklace, known as Art de Grisgono, sold for $33.8 million after auction house taxes and commissions. The diamond is suspended from a large emerald necklace, […]

De Grisogono Opens Boutique in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just in time for the holiday season, Swiss luxury jeweler de Grisogono has opened a new boutique in New York City. The expanded Madison Avenue location will feature several fine and high-jewelry collections from the brand as well as exquisite de Grisogono timepieces. De Grisogono once again partnered with design firm David Collins studio to achieve the same opulent ambience […]

Van Cleef & Arpels Debuts Noah’s Ark Installation

By Olivia Cuccaro

A flood, a boat and animals walking two-by-two — the story of Noah’s Ark is one known around the world. In New York City, high-jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels is interpreting the timeless tale in a whimsical yet glamorous exhibition now on display in the US for the first time. To bring the L’Arche de Noé collection to life, Van […]

Rare & Beautiful: Made in Italy

By Manon Crespi

Made in Italy. What is it about these three words that make our hearts go aflutter? Having window-shopped the side streets near Piazza San Marco in Venice recently, I can attest to its endless objects of desire. Exotic shoes with lipstick-shaped and pearl-studded heels, the earthy scents of gorgeous leather handbags and the smartly-cut jackets made of the richest textiles […]

Cartier Exhibits High-Jewelry Collection in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

High jewelry represents the most exceptional and most exclusive pieces that a house has to offer. Featuring unparalleled craftsmanship and rare materials, there is often an air of secrecy around these magnificent jewels, making the latest exhibition from high-jewelry house Cartier all the more intriguing. Named as one of the Top High-Jewelry Houses in the March/April 2017 edition of Elite Traveler, […]